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TCR – The Success Story.

First season, first titles. The Der Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR as well as the concept of the ambitious TCR series has already enthralled numerous manufacturers, customer teams and fans across the globe. And the story goes on ...

The start.

In July 2015, Volkswagen unveiled a close-to-production, 330 hp concept car based on the seventh generation Golf. Built according to TCR regulations, its purpose was to evaluate a customer racing programme as of the 2016 season.

Tested under competitive conditions.

To accelerate development, the Golf for the racetrack was tested under competitive conditions at the final four race weekends of the TCR International Series.

Renowned partner.

The renowned Liqui Moly Team Engstler was responsible for fielding the cars, and as a collaboration partner sent two cars onto the track at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg ...

First race, first win.

... with success! First race, first win (thanks, Pol Rosell) – the success story of the Golf GTI TCR had begun.

Next chapter: title wins.

The next chapter was added in 2016: Andy Yan claimed the first title with the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR on the penultimate race weekend of TCR Asia.

Comini did it!

Title number two followed at the final round of the TCR International Series in the urban canyons of Macau: Stefano Comini of Volkswagen customer team Leopard Racing clinched victory in an absolutely thrilling finale, ...

Team success.

... while team-mate Jean-Karl Vernay finished third overall to round off a successful season.

Junior champion.

Romain de Leval took the junior title in TCR Benelux, ...


... while Francisco Abreu and Manuel Gião finished runners-up in the Portuguese TCR series, ...

Action and great entertainment.

... and in the TCR Germany, Benjamin Leuchter, Tim Zimmermann and Co. provided podiums, plenty of racing action and great entertainment.

Très bien!

Jean-Karl Vernay may only have secured one win during the 2017 TCR International Series season, but his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR performed with incomparable reliability. Result: a title win for the Frenchman, Leopard Racing and Volkswagen!

We write success stories.

And, and, and – it makes you hungry for more. The Golf GTI TCR will add further chapters on the racetracks across the globe in the 2017 season. We write success stories. Will you join us?