Leaders of the German Volkswagen Group has announced that in the 2013 season, the manufacturer will participate in the World Rally Championship WRC. As a combat car rally will be used three-door VolksWagen Polo R WRC hatchback. Judging by the first image racing version of the Polo, the car was developed aerodynamic kit, and as the power unit will use a 1.6-liter gasoline engine TSI with 300 hp About the one who takes the chair fighting Polotov Volkswagen team in the WRC is not reported, but there is speculation that among the main candidates are considered world champion ralii 2003 – Petter Solberg and reigning Dakar winner – Nasser Al-Attiyah. With regard to the Dakar, the next year Volkswagen factory team will not take part in the legendary marathon. Racing VolksWagen Touareg, prepared for the rally raid, will be sold to private teams, but at the same time, the German manufacturer will launch a program for customer support racing cars.