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New Challenge: Capito is to leave Volkswagen

January 14, 2016

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito is to leave the company by mutual agreement during the course of this year to take on a new professional challenge. The 57-year-old took over as Motorsport Director at Volkswagen in May 2012 and led the works team to three FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Jost Capito will continue to perform the duties of Motorsport Director until such time as his successor at Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH has been appointed. The engineering graduate began working for the Volkswagen Group in 1989, joining Porsche’s racing department. Following an executive post with the Sauber Formula 1 team (from 1996), Capito moved to Ford in 2001, where among other things he held responsibility for motorsport activities and the performance vehicle business.


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