VW is now considering approaches from private customer teams about running the cars in the 2017 WRC, which begins in Monte Carlo in January.
Volkswagens could compete in next year’s World Rally Championship after all, after the firm’s head of development Frank Welsch confirmed the 2017 Polo WRC would be homologated for the championship.
VW dramatically pulled out of the World Rally Championship after taking a fourth-straight double in the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships last month.
“Lots of private teams have been asking to run the car and, while there is no decision on whether we will do that yet, with development 99% complete it made sense to complete the final hoops required for homologation so we can if necessary,”
“At the moment all i can say people are interested and we are keeping the possibility open.”