Volkswagen World Rally boss Jost Capito says the team will not be negatively effected by the engine emissions scandal currently surrounding the German manufacturer.

Capito's squad wrapped up the WRC drivers' and manufacturers' championships last month and are now gearing up for their first return to action, at the Tour de Corse - Rallye de France, since the news broke that Volkswagen had been tampering with its emission readers.

Funding concerns have begun to surface after Volkswagen announced it is to set aside 6.5 billion euros to cover the crisis, while VW boss Martin Winterkorn resigned as part of the fallout.

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Despite the company's troubles the Volkswagen Motorsport team principal has refuted claims it will have a negative impact on his team's performance and he has guaranteed its future for at least the next four years.

"The Volkswagen WRC team could not have been more successful, winning three back-to-back World Championships," Capito said. "We have a green light for the project up to and including 2019, and are working hard to ensure we remain as successful as possible on the sporting front."

Last month Volkswagen Motorsport's Sebastien Ogier successfully defended his WRC title with victory at Rally Australia. The German manufacturer currently occupies the top three spots in the championship, with Jari-Matti Latvala in second and Andreas Mikkelsen third.