Finalists Gear up for Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships


Codemasters has today announced that Volkswagen R will sponsor the forthcoming final of the DiRT World Championships. The final, which will take place on Saturday 26th May at Silverstone as part of Speedmachine, will pit the fastest six DiRT 4 players in the world against each other live on and Twitch from 2pm (BST).

The partnership with Volkswagen R will see the players drive the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar during the three rallycross events in the final as well as Volkswagen R branding appear throughout the game and during the stream. The final takes place at Speedmachine, the British round of the FIA World Rallycross presented by Monster Energy, at Silverstone (

“We are delighted to be working with Volkswagen R on the DiRT World Championships,” commented Codemasters’ Esports Manager, Andy Gray. “It is an incredible brand which brings with it a great deal of recognition and credibility.”

“The quality of the competition we have seen so far in the DiRT World Championships has been immense and the final promises to be even better with the best six DiRT 4 players racing it out live at Speedmachine. We cannot wait!”

“Esports is an important and continuously growing field for the automotive industry and Volkswagen R is thrilled to be the partner of the DiRT World Championships at Speedmachine. The finalists are travelling from as far as South Africa, which is incredible and proof of the global community Esports creates. We are looking forward to the finals,” comments Jost Capito, Executive Director Volkswagen R.

Codemasters has signed further sponsorship agreements with Acer Predator, Playseat and Thrustmaster who will all provide equipment for the event at Speedmachine.

Operated in conjunction with Gfinity, the DiRT World Championships have attracted over 20,000 players from around the globe. The top performers in the World Championships events on DiRT 4 qualified for the live streamed quarter finals and semi finals before the fastest six secured their place in the final.

The winner of the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships will get to test drive an RX2 car, win an Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming PC, a DiRT Playseat and Thrustmaster wheel.

DiRT World Championships finalists:

Name Gamertag Nationality
Nicholas Steere sixtiethYard333 South African
Robin Sieren KickedinYOOO German
Alejandro Aroca García Oscaro BillyCherokee Spanish
Joona Pankkonen Oscaro Joona P Finnish
Anders Robin Jonsson xVZombieSlayaaVx Swedish
Quentin DALL’OLMO OscaroQ French

Streaming live on Saturday, 26th May from 2pm on and Twitch.

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