Friday, 22 March 2013

!NEW! ADAC Opel Rallye Cup starts

  • Transfer of 24 ADAM rally cars in the Opel plant in Eisenach
  •  Joint promotion of young Rally talents by Opel and ADAC
  • ADAM 'Cup' as entry into the Internationally oriented Rally program

Of the 2013 season for the first time focused ADAC Opel Rallye CUP stands before the start: In a few weeks the new junior rally series from Opel and ADAC, which is aligned with specially designed "Cup" cars of the lifestyle streaker ADAM. Today, 24 teams took their ADAM "Cup" at Opel Eisenach in reception - where the ADAM is running in one of the most advanced car plants in Europe by the band. The rally version of Opel's newcomer is bustling heart of the Opel and ADAC jointly launched motorsport promotion concept. ADAM "Cup" was developed by Opel engineers in close cooperation with the engineering partner Holzer Motorsport Bobingen and has a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engine with 140 horsepower and a five-speed sequential Sadev. With a price of less than € 25,000 Opel graphically illustrates how affordable rallying can be implemented at a high level.
In few weeks the new junior rally series from Opel and ADAC, which is aligned with specially designed "Cup" cars of the lifestyle streaker ADAM. Today, 24 teams took their ADAM "Cup" at Opel Eisenach.
"With their ADAM rally cars the teams start in a few days at ADAC Opel Rallye Cup. This brand trophy is a pillar of our new motorsport strategy. It is the basis for entry and advancement opportunities in the German and European rallying, "says Opel motorsport director Michael Meyer. And Lars Soutschka, ADAC Head of Motorsport, said: "The idea to break new ground in the promotion of young talent in the sport, has convinced us. Help we received with ADAC Opel Rallye Cup have created the right platform, shows the tremendous interest in our new series. "Barely 22 days after the official presentation of the new rally series already all 24 starting positions were awarded from over 70 applicants. This enthusiasm also host Stefan Fesser, Opel plant in Eisenach director tells, "We Eisenach Opel workers since the official launch of ADAM from the great attention for our new family member almost overwhelmed".

ADAM "Cup" teams also at the German Rally Championship in 2013 while running

The new rallying CSF, the partners and ADAC Opel perfectly complement: The ADAC provides the organizational framework and the motorsport infrastructure, Opel the right vehicles, the technology and racing expertise. As part of the 24 ADAM ADAC Rallye Masters' Cup "teams take each other out of the ADAC Rallye Opel CUP. The kick off on 5 and 6 April at the ADMV Rallye Erzgebirge. A highlight for the participants is the 22nd to 25 August: Then they compete in the ADAC Rally Germany, the German round of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship, with the world's best rally professionals. In addition to regular Opel ADAC Rallye Cup there is a separate classification for junior riders under 27 years old, whose winner will be promoted in the following season of ADAC and Opel continue.

As of the 2014 season takes stage two of the modular rally program, in which the ADAM R2 comes with FIA Regulations for use. In the basic technical configuration is the vehicle with the "Cup" version are broadly similar, the 1.6 liter engine in this version, some 185 hp. For intermediates can be upgraded to ADAM 'Cup' version on R2 standard.

The new Opel ADAC Rallye Cup Opel secures the conditions to build on the successful rally history of the company in the 70s and 80s. Rally legend Walter Röhrl in 1974 on the Ascona A and 1979 in the Ascona B European Rally Champion. The highlight of this era, also with Röhrl at the wheel, was the world title in 1982 at the legendary Ascona 400.

Walter Röhrl and Jochen Berger in an Opel Ascona A during the Moldow Rally, 1974.

Opel Ascona B 400, piloted to victory in the Rally World Championship by Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer, 1982

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