The World Rally Championship in Portugal will see three new Polo R WRC cars entered for the first time.
To allow for practice time for the new driver, VW has created a second team called Volkswagen Motorsport II. This alone will allow for the duo to have ten test days a year rather than sharing VW's allocation with his teammates.
Rally Portugal will consist of several events including qualifying on Tuesday morning. Friday will include the 'Mu' and 'Orique' stages. Before the big event, teams will compete against the beautiful backdrop of the National Archeology Museum. Saturday is the longest day of the rally, with six stages covering 98.6 miles, while Sunday will see the teams cover a 31-mile course twice.