May 21, 2020 was highlighted in the calendars of all Wörthersee project members. On this Thursday, the 39th Wörthersee GTI fan convention was to take place in Reifnitz, Austria. Traditionally, world novelties are presented to thousands of fans on a large stage on the shores of Lake Wörthersee. This year the GTE HyRACER belonging to Volkswagen Group Retail Germany (VGRD) was also scheduled to celebrate its premiere there. But then everything turned out differently.
In September 2019, the Wörthersee mission began. In the months leading up to it, trainees from all over Germany could apply for the project. From a large number of applications, 13 trainees were finally selected to convert the Wörthersee vehicle for Volkswagen Group Retail Germany.