Ford performance man off to VW

2012-03-30 15:03

LONDON - Volkswagen has recruited Jost Capito from Ford to oversee a motorsport programme that includes a full World Rally championship challenge in 2013.

Volkswagen said in a statement that Capito, who is also a former chief operating officer of the Sauber Formula 1 team, would replace Kris Nissen as head of motorsport from May 1, 2012.

Capito joined Ford in the United States in 2001 and was responsible for their global performance vehicle business and motorsport strategy.

Volkswagen has already signed French driver Sebastien Ogier from Citroen in a World Rally team that aims to take on Citroen for the World Rally title.