Double FIA World Rally Championship winner Marcus Grönholm has joined the Volkswagen Motorsport team to help develop the already impressive Polo R WRC.
Grönholm who competed in 150 WRC rallies taking 30 wins, 60 podiums and 540 stage wins along the way will provide assistance to the works team as it undergoes futher testing and development.
“We are delighted to have Marcus Grönholm on board as test driver for our WRC project,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito.
“Marcus is one of the most successful and talented rally drivers around, and will support us with the further development of the Polo R WRC. Thanks to his in-depth understanding of technical aspects and his analytical skills, he will be able to provide our engineers with valuable input.”
“To get behind the wheel for the World Championship winning team from Wolfsburg is obviously a great opportunity for me,” said Marcus Grönholm.
“I am really looking forward to testing and having the chance to work on the further development of what is currently the best rally car out there – the Polo R WRC.”
The Finn has already had his first taste of the Polo R WRC during gravel tests in Southern France and will be joining the team in selected tests in the future.