IRC: Volkswagen Confirms Program

Tony CastaneiraAnalyst IApril 13, 2009

Volkswagen will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a Polo Super 2000.
Rene Georges Rally Sport operation will field the S2000 VW for rising star Julien Maurin. The French driver has tested the car on asphalt in Belgium in preparation for the Sata Rally Azores from May 7-9, the fourth round of the IRC.

Jack de Keizjer, the coordinator of the Belgium-based Rene Georges Rally Sport team, said: "I am happy to confirm that Volkswagen will return to the IRC with the young French driver Julien Maurin." 

The young Maurin is set to use the latest evolution Volkswagen Polo for his six-event program. Austrian driver Andreas Waldherr could appear in a second Rene Georges-run Polo.

Maurin and Volkswagen will contest six rounds of the IRC in Azores, Belgium, Madeira, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy.