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Welcome! RacingLine Group is based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. We are a tier-1 partner to Volkswagen Group, and to many we are best known for delivering the Volkswagen Racing motorsport programme ever since 1997, out of which was born our increasingly popular Motorsport & Performance Parts range, now sold all over the world. Alongside that is our successful Events division, and our other Motorsport and Automotive Services. But above all, we are passionate about our Volkswagen Group products, and passionate about making them go better and faster!
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Interested to learn more? Below is a little bit of background to the RacingLine Group to give you more of an idea of who we are, and what we do. Hope you enjoy a quick tour of our little piece of history.
RacingLine was formed in 1997, originally named Volkswagen Motorsport UK, fully owned by the Volkswagen Group AG in Germany. Back in those days, we concentrated on our British Rally Championship programmes. Firstly with Golf 3 ‘Kit Car’, then superseded by the wonderful, wide-arched Golf 4 ‘Kit Car’ in 1999 which we ran in both petrol and diesel form. In 2001 we moved to the FIA’s new Super 1600 category. Running the Hannover-built Polo GTI with a tricky high-revving Lehmann engine, at the same time the team rebranded that year under the manufacturer’s new ‘Volkswagen Racing’ corporate identity.
Changes in British Rallying were afoot by then that moved the regulations away from the front wheel drive classes that we could compete in towards Group N 4wd cars. Knowing Volkswagen didn’t have a car that could win, we reconcentrated our efforts away from the forests and into circuit racing in the form of our Volkswagen Racing Cup Championship, still flourishing 15 years on.
So all in all, it’s nearly two decades of RacingLine being behind the Volkswagen Racing programme, competing in the premier levels of race and rally on behalf of the manufacturer around the globe. Throughout, we have been engaged in a programme of constant engineering development of motorsport parts for our own race and rally cars, plus our worldwide customers – with some great success.
And it is this unrivalled experience with Volkswagen Group, both through ‘works’ motorsport and via the relationships that we have nurtured directly with the OEMs that has led us to develop the RacingLine Performance Parts range, today sold through our distributors all around the world. We believe that our experience allows us to bring a very different approach to the performance aftermarket.
Meanwhile, alongside our ever-growing Performance Parts programme, RacingLine’s motorsport heart beats as strong as ever. As well as our continued involvement in the Volkswagen Racing Cup, we also run and promote the FIA's ‘Formula 4’ Championship in the UK, discovering the single-seater racing stars of the future. And of course our own Audi R8 GT endurance racer is a project that keeps our passion at the forefront. We've even claimed a World Record along the way - RacingLine MD Sam Roach was one of a team of 3 that covered the 18,000km from South Africa to Northern cape of Norway in just over 9 days, using a Volkswagen-factory built Touareg V6 TDI in 2015.
But there’s much more to the RacingLine Group than just the Performance Parts and Motorsport programmes that so many know us for. Our in-house Events company, RacingLine Events, is also a Tier-1 supplier to Volkswagen Group, delivering hundreds of corporate events each year for the different brands - as varied as Bentley to Commercial Vehicles, and all the car-brands in-between - ranging from international vehicle launches, high-performance driving events, to manufacturer training, to conference and incentive work. And we've had the privilege to work alongside some of the biggest stars of automotive and motorsport along the way.
RacingLine Group today rolls together our fanatical passion for Volkswagen Group products (and, let’s be honest, making them go faster) with the reassurance of quality and responsibility that comes from our nearly twenty year relationship with the manufacturer themselves.
We hope you enjoy looking around our Performance Parts site, and thank you for choosing RacingLine!
There's no better proof of automotive excellence than the constant white-hot demands of motorsport; and on track is where our Performance Parts and Software offerings are conceived, proven and refined. There's no better reassurance than that.
Nobody offers the full-range of upgrades for your Volkswagen Group car that we do. We believe that improving a car is all about matching power increases with dynamic improvements with safety reassurance. All developed and matched from under one roof.
RacingLine has cultivated relationships with OEM suppliers for years through motorsport and by providing valuable Tier 1 services to various OEM’s ourselves. This has given Racingline unique access to the same engineering teams and supplier engineering firms used by the manufacturer of your vehicle.
In an age where so much product manufacture is outsourced to low-cost countries to boost profit margins, we prefer the more traditional reassurance of proven high-quality European manufacture for our Performance Programme, and UK development for every upgrade.
We are proud of our expert network of RacingLine dealers in every major market around the globe. Only the most trusted experts in Volkswagen Group products get the RacingLine seal of approval, and can deliver every aspect of the RacingLine Performance Programme for your car.
Unlike many aftermarket tuners, we develop our parts specifically for Volkswagen Group products. It's what we know, it's what we love, and it's what 15 years of experience brings together. So rather than generic parts adapted to VWG, our Performance Programme is conceived specifically for them.