Volland Racing - unbeatable experts for S1600 rallycross cars
Volland Racing is a German racing team which successfully competes in the European Rallycross Championship, clinching two championship titles in recent years. The team, based in Hilpoltstein, Bavaria, is owned by 13-time German rallycross champion Rolf Volland.
Volland Racing’s Szabo is the 2016 Euro RX S1600 champion
The team’s latest success is the championship title in the S1600 class of the 2016 European Rallycross Championship for the Hungarian Krisztian Szabo, who was driving Volland Racing’s #23 Škoda Fabia S1600. Lithuanian driver Kasparas Navickas, who was driving VR’s #2 Fabia, added more joy to the team’s celebration, reaching the third place in the final standings of the championship. During the 2016 ERX season, Szabo was the winner in three rounds: at Lydden Hill, Loheac, and the season’s finale at Estering.
A year earlier, Nikita Misyulya and Krisztian Szabo were driving Volland Racing’s Škoda Fabias in the S1600 class of the European Rallycross Championship, finishing fourth and third respectively.
2014 Euro RX: 1-2 championship result for Volland Racing
The most successful ERX season for Volland Racing was 2014 when two Russians, Sergej Zagumennov and Nikita Misyulya, jointly brought five S1600 class wins to the team. Three-time winner Zagumennov, who was driving the #16 Škoda Fabia, won the European title, while Misyulya finished second in the points.
The season 2014 was a rookie year for the current champion Krisztian Szabo, who debuted in VR’s Fabia in the season’s finale at Franciacorta, finishing on the podium. Another rookie in the team was Kasparas Navickas. In the previous seasons (2012 and 2013), Volland Racing’s Fabia S1600 was driven by Vadim Makarov who finished 6th and 7th in the points.
13 rallycross championship titles for Rolf Volland
The team owner Rolf Volland (born on August 24, 1967) started his racing career in 1984, driving go-karts. In 1989, he moved into autocross, winning three European championship titles until 1994. In 1995, Volland debuted in the rallycross competitions, finishing third in the German championship.
The first German title followed in 1996. Volland waited for his second title until 1999 and then he started a fantastic streak of eleven championship titles in a row. He was running Volkswagen Golf 16V Turbo and Škoda Fabia T16 4×4. The last triumph came in 2011. After that, Volland retired from racing and focused on the team’s leadership, entering a partnership with RAVENOL in 2013 to further bolster team’s position and lead young drivers to the top of the European rallycross scene.