Volkswagen to cease motorsport operation, axe ID R project

  Autocar 

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Volkswagen ID R Volkswagen Motorsport will be shut down and staff moved into overall brand operations, marking the end of VW rally and touring cars and the electric ID R Volkswagen has announced it will cease its brand motorsport activities - including theID R - as it starts “pooling its strengths” to focus on electric mobility.  Volkswagen Motorsport’s 169 staff at its Hanover base will be integrated into the brand’s overall operations in Wolfsburg in the coming months, a release has confirmed.  The move also means that the electric ID R project has come to an end. That’s despite an announcement only last year that the motorsport division would focus solely on electric racing projects.  “The Volkswagen brand is on the way to becoming the leading provider of sustainable e-mobility,” said board member in charge of development Frank Welsch. “To this end, we are pooling our strengths and have decided to terminate the Volkswagen brand’s motorsport activities. The motorsport workforce wi ▶ Full story on autocar.co.uk
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