WRC2 A FULL 2017

New Kid on the Block:

World Debut for HOLZER R5 Corsa in Portugal.

  • New rally car developed by HOLZER Group according to the technical regulations of WRC 2 and other R5 series worldwide.
  • CEO Guenther Holzer: “HOLZER R5 Corsa is a 100 per cent private project. Next step is to collect valuable feedback from the rally community about this initiative.”
  • Car could be an interesting competitive alternative in R5 championships worldwide.

Matosinhos/Portugal, 18 May 2017 – In the world of rallying the R5 category offers a huge variety of cars and concepts. The road-car derived racers with turbocharged engines and added all-wheel drive are an affordable way of competing on top level especially for private  or importer teams.

In the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) plus a huge number of regional and national series, R5 cars from manufacturers like Škoda, Ford, Citroën, Peugeot and Hyundai are giving a clear proof of competitive diversity.

The new HOLZER R5 Corsa could be an additional car entering this challenging competition. While the process of FIA homologation can only be done by a manufacturer itself, the HOLZER R5 Corsa is developed according to the current R5 regulations. “We believe in R5 as a very competitive and interesting rally category. The technology is affordable, so we decided to start a project to built the HOLZER R5 Corsa”, says Guenther Holzer, CEO of HOLZER Group. “I have to emphasize that this is a fully private initiative. We have to thank the organisers of Rally Portugal for giving us the opportunity to present the car in the service park. Now we are looking forward to the feedback of the rally community”, Guenther Holzer added after the car’s presentation in Matosinhos.

Brothers Ronald and Guenther Holzer were successful competitors in German Rally Championship for decades. Having started their career together in Opel Rally Cup they eventually split responsibilities, Ronald continuing as driver and former co-driver Guenther running the team. Ronald won the title in 1989 with a Lancia Delta HF Integrale. When Ronald hung up the helmet as well, the brothers successfully built up HOLZER Group.

One of their most loyal and faithful partners was and is Adam Opel AG. For years HOLZER was representing Opel in touring car racing up to DTM. Today being a supplier among others to Formula One teams and the aviation industry, HOLZER always stuck to its roots in rallying. In 2017 again HOLZER is running the Opel Junior Team in FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) and the German ADAC Opel Rally Cup one-make series on behalf of the manufacturer.

HOLZER Group – Passion and Technology

German HOLZER Firmengruppe – or ‘Group’ in English – is a value-based full-service enterprise operating in the field of high technology in the automotive, aviation and related industries. The focus is on making success orderable and fostering long-standing and innovative partnerships with customers. The group’s headquarter is located near Augsburg in the south of Bavaria. But HOLZER Group feels at home at all kind of different business locations, in their partners’ companies and on race tracks around the world.

As a high-tech service provider to long-standing customers from the aviation and automotive sector, HOLZER Group helps to create the world of mobility on a daily basis. For years HOLZER Group has, for example, resolutely focused on the implementation of alternative drive systems. In numerous projects, they do not only talk about e-mobility but develop feasible and high performance solutions in this sector.

Thirty years of experience in motorsport

The Holzer story began in 1979 in rallying: Ronald and Guenther Holzer competed as team in Germany’s Opel Kadett Cup. Today, 420 highly motivated employees give their best every day in the different branches of the business. The HOLZER Corporate Group transfers high standards with regard to speed and quality into other projects and business sectors.

Business locations and the HOLZER philosophy

Each company of the group has its own philosophy which, at the same time, also includes a vision, a mission and a strategy. The HOLZER Corporate Group is designed to build up long-term strategic partnerships. In that respect, HOLZER Corporate Group makes the customers’ success orderable not only at the group’s locations but also on the customers’ company premises or at any location worldwide.

Locations of HOLZER Firmengruppe:     Bobingen and Augsburg (Bavaria/Germany)

HOLZER Group is a 100% family owned business. It is, therefore, not bound by necessities of the stock market but focused on                

– success of customers and clients

– well-being of the employees and their families

 – responsibilities for the environment









Media Holzer Motorsport


HOLZER Firmengruppe
Performance GmbH
Gutenbergstraße 21 
D-86399 Bobingen
Tel. +49 8234 9696 0
Fax +49 8234 9696 199
Günther Holzer
Amtsgericht Augsburg

18 may. 2017
The future of rallying has been spotted.
Precision engineering, sleek design, pure speed.
The future starts now with the Holzer R5 Concept.

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