VW confirms 2011 Dakar bid

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Volkswagen will be hoping for a third successive Dakar Rally victory after confirming that they will enter teams for 2011.

After first winning the event in 2009 with the diesel-powered Toureg, the German marque repeated that success last January when former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz took a hard-earned win on the rough roads of South America.


There had been speculation that in these financially-straitened times VW would quit the event now that success had been achieved but the company stressed that Dakar would remain at the 'forefront' of their motorsport involvement.

Anything that keep El Matador behind the wheel of a rally car is good by us; watch the video to see what Carlos has been up to recently with the Red Bull Motorclash.