Podium Finish at World Rally Championship Race for Volkswagen

Podium Finish at World Rally Championship Race for Volkswagen 
Team Drives to 2nd Place at WRC Season Opener in Monte Carlo 
AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  
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In the debut race for their Polo R WRC race car, factory drivers
Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia brought their specially-prepared
Volkswagen home in second position. The team won the opening stage of
the world-famous rally and ended up winning two individual stages on
their way to an astonishingly good finish in a race fraught with
difficult and ever-changing conditions. 
Drivers encountered a combination of snow, ice and torrential rain
over the course of the event, which caused organizers to cancel the
final two stages due to safety concerns. 
The second Volkswagen team, featuring drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and
Miikka Anttila were running in fifth position near the end of the
race when they were forced to retire after sliding off the course
during the special stage over the Col de Turini. 
"The team did an exceptional job in the last four rally days and
prepared the cars perfectly," said Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport
Nine-time world champions Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took the
checkered flag at the event. 
The next round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will take
place in Sweden from February 7th through the 10th. 
Fans can follow Volkswagen's rally efforts at
www.volkswagen-motorsport.com, or at our microsite dedicated to the
WRC, www.rallytheworld.com. 
About Volkswagen Canada: 
Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country,
Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the
largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the
Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan,
Routan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is
the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada,
and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of
Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.  
Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars
and is Europe's largest automaker. 
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca. 
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Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
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