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Volkswagen Motorsport Signs Partnership With Marklund Motorsport
Posted by: newsla on Feb 20, 2014 - 06:16 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
Volkswagen Motorsport Signs Partnership With Marklund Motorsport

• Three-year partnership with Swedish Rallycross team
• 2013 GRC champion Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen drives the new Polo RX Supercar
• Rallycross season kicks off in Montalegre, Portugal, on 03 May


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Volkswagen Motorsport has agreed on an exclusive three-year partnership for the FIA World Rallycross Championship with Swedish Rallycross team Marklund Motorsport. By signing the current Global Rallycross champion Toomas "Topi" Heikkinen (FIN) as their lead driver, Marklund Motorsport have impressively underlined their ambitions in the World Rallycross Championship. The Finn and teammate Anton Marklund (S) will line-up in their new Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars at round one of the World Rallycross Championship in Montalegre (P) on 03 May.

"Rallycross is attracting ever-increasing levels of attention in Europe and overseas and is one of the fastest growing motorsport disciplines out there," said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito. "The races are short and sweet, the cars are spectacular and look almost like factory models. Marklund Motorsport ranks among the most ambitious independent teams and has single-handedly developed the Polo for the 2014 FIA RallyCross World Championship. Jan Marklund’s professional approach was our condition before embarking on this collaboration, in which Volkswagen Motorsport provides the team experience and expertise from rally sport. In Toomas Heikkinen and Anton Marklund they have one of the strongest driver pairs in this championship and we are already excited about seeing them behind the wheel of the Polo RX Supercar."

Jan Marklund, Marklund Motorsport team owner, added: "Volkswagen’s pedigree in motorsport is there for everyone to see, there is no better manufacturer for us to be partnered with than the current WRC champions. Volkswagen is looking to make an immediate global impact in the world of Rallycross and I’m happy that Marklund Motorsport is their chosen partner for the FIA World Rallycross Championship. We will now continue the hard work we have put in so far this pre-season and with the support of Volkswagen we are very much looking forward to delivering results from the first race of the new season."

FIA World Rallycross Managing Director, Martin Anayi added: "It is a real testament to the huge strides Marklund Motorsport has made in the FIA World Rallycross Championship to attract a partner of the calibre of Volkswagen. A partnership with Marklund Motorsport shows that we have some very professional teams already participating in our Championship and it is enormously encouraging to the Championship’s rapidly growing reputation and credibility. I am sure that Volkswagen’s dedication and professionalism combined with Marklund’s rallycross expertise, the team will be a serious contender this year. We look forward to an exciting season ahead."

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