Tuesday, 7 May 2013

!NEW! Opel is back in the "Green Hell"

  • Brand with the flash emblem shows the flag at the festival of Motorsport
  • Seven Astra OPC Cup teams take part in 24-hour challenge

  • Opel Astra OPC Cup 
    Opel is back "is the motto at the 41st series of the 24-hour race (May 17 - 20, 2013) at the Nürburgring. In one of the official return to the rally and circuit shows the brand with the flash also the festival of motorsport flag. Around 200,000 visitors expected may Opel to about a dozen privately employed - including the all-new Astra OPC Cup racer and the Foxtail Manta cult status - happy.

    One of the Astra OPC racing touring car is used by long-time Opel partner Kissling Motorsport in the traditional racing colors of white and yellow. Thanks to on-board camera TV viewers come (Sport 1) to enjoy pictures from the cockpit. For exclusive information from the racing scene provide the live commentary of the Astra OPC pilot Alex Hofmann. The ex-motorcycle GP pilot has experience with this kind of live coverage: "I am looking forward to use in Astra OPC at the 24 Hours on the ring. The car can be driven to great and is still really fast. I will do my best to resist the many spectators back the racing atmosphere directly from the cockpit unfiltered. "

    VLN Endurance Championship in Nürburgring is the most popular endurance racing series in Europe.

    Also around the two-storey hospitality over the NGK chicane where Opel dealers, their partners, employees and guests receive the Hofmann Astra will be 110 main topic of conversation with the starting number. In addition to an entertainment "around the clock" with permanent information on racing events also ex-DTM driver and Le Mans winner Joachim Winkelhock will be available for interview rounds and autograph actions. Another highlight is the "place in the front row" action: Opel transporter control during the 24 hours the tent and camp sites of many Opel fans in the "Green Hell". Her cargo, 1,000 Opel folding chairs will be distributed free to the fans.

    The customer cars will compete in all ten rounds of the VLN season and there's a brand trophy - Astra OPC Cup - extend each other. As a highlight of the season participation is provided at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

    "Such performances as here the engagement at the 24-hour race play a very important role in the restructuring of our company. We shape our brand profile, "says the strategy board of Adam Opel AG, Thomas Sedran. "Especially in width and sports clients, we build on a successful tradition. No other brand has so many enthusiastic fans at the track as we at the Nürburgring. These people are all in performance and quality orientation down to earth, honest and authentic - just like Opel ".

    A total of seven teams go from the new Astra OPC Cup at the start. The use of the 300 hp Astra OPC are the loyal Opel fans on the "natural stands" around the Nordschleife as well with cheers and flag-waving reward as the pass-by of the legendary Foxtail Manta B, which already for the endurance classic 13 Takes time to attack.

    The racetrack is a Opel's always been. The tour car sport the brand with the Lightning celebrated mainly on their "home track," the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, countless successes. Was in the professional field from 1993 driven by Manuel Reuter Calibra V6 an icon of fans, first in the DTM and eventually winning the title in 1996 in the successor series ITC. Other highlights: the brand championship in 1998 in the DTM / ITC series STW successor to the Vectra and the overall victory in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2003 with an Astra V8 Coupe.

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