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CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WORLD RALLY TEAM: THE DS3 WRCS RETURN TO TARMAC

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THE DS3 WRCS RETURN TO TARMAC

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ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND (21-24/08/2014) – PREVIEW

After six gravel rounds, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team returns to tarmac at Rallye Deutschland.

Two DS3 WRCs have been entered for Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson.

Citroën Racing has enjoyed eleven consecutive wins at Rallye Deutschland, a World Championship record.

CITROËN AND RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND: A 100% WIN RATE!

15 August 2014

First ran in 1982, Rallye Deutschland moved to its current base in Trier in 2000. Since 2001, the year before it joined the WRC calendar, Citroën Racing has remained unbeaten at the event.

The first win, achieved as part of the European Rally Championship, was claimed by Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni in a Citroën Xsara WRC. In 2002, the first year Germany was included in the WRC calendar, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena won their first ever top-level rally.

In the Xsara WRC and the C4 WRC, the Franco-Monegasque crew went on to claim eight consecutive wins. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia took up the mantle in 2011 in the DS3 WRC, before Loeb and Elena took one final victory here in 2012. Last year, the winning run was kept up thanks to Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio, also in a DS3 WRC.

LOWER RIDE HEIGHT, HARDER
SHOCK ABSORBERS AND BIGGER BRAKES FOR THE DS3 WRCS

In the next two months, three of the four rallies will be held on tarmac. This surface requires very specific parts and set-up, which have consistently given the cars prepared in Versailles an advantage.

“For everyone – the technicians, the engineers and the crews – it’s an important point of the season,” emphasized Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal. “We need to get to grips again with conditions that we haven’t experienced since the Rallye de France in October 2013. Testing will be just as important for the drivers as the rest of the team. You need to re-hone some of your reflexes again to prepare for this first round of the season on tarmac. And Rallye Deutschland is especially important for Citroën in that we are on a run of eleven consecutive wins.”

The DS3 WRCs are not very different to those driven recently in Sardinia, Poland and Finland. “They are the same cars,” confirmed Didier Clément, the DS3 WRC’s Chief Operations Engineer. “Given that we are limited to six chassis per season for both crews, there is no specific body shell for the tarmac rounds. The only differences concern the level of the struts, the shock absorbers, the brakes, the wishbones and the tie-rods.”

Preparations began with a tried and tested set-up, on the banks of the Mosel and at the Baumholder military base: “The car has to be easy to drive so the drivers feel confident to push on the quick stages through the vineyards. We have also tried to develop our knowledge of how the tyres respond in varying weather conditions. During the race itself, one of the key aspects will involve having accurate weather forecasts. In the last ten years, Rallye Deutschland has been contested on completely dry roads on very few occasions.”

A NEW CHAPTER FOR MADS ØSTBERG

Competitive on all road surfaces, with podium finishes in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, Mads Østberg has gone two rallies without scoring a point. The Norwegian will be looking to put an end to his poor run in Germany: “Although we had good pace, I was obviously disappointed with the final outcome at the last two rallies. Rallye Deutschland should give me the chance to put this bad run behind me! I like driving on tarmac. And the more miles I cover, the more comfortable I feel. With four appearances here under my belt, I’m beginning to feel I’m pretty experienced on the stages.”

Currently fourth in the World Championship standings, Mads will be competing at his first tarmac rally in the DS3 WRC: “I have a lot of faith in the team. The car has always been quick on this surface. Now it’s up to me to produce the goods to have a chance of a strong result. If everything goes well, I think we can aim for a top-five finish.”
KRIS MEEKE HASN’T FORGOTTEN HOW TO DRIVE ON TARMAC

Although he has never driven in Germany in the DS3 WRC, Kris Meeke is delighted to be back on tarmac in the car in which he finished third at Monte-Carlo. “I haven’t competed in an all-tarmac rally for three years,” confirmed the Northern Irishman. “But it all comes back to you quickly, it’s like riding a bike! I know that the DS3 WRC is competitive and that team knows the rally perfectly. I have everything I need to do well here.”

Whilst he has missed the rally for last two years, Kris has already performed well in Germany, collecting a podium and a win in the JWRC almost ten years ago: “I have some very fond memories of competing here in the C2 Super 1600 and of my experience in the WRC in 2011. There are three very different types of road. The pace is constantly changing. I’ll have to get to grips with some things in the DS3 WRC, but I hope I can pick up where I left off in Finland.”

FROM THE VINEYARDS TO PANZERPLATTE

The shakedown for Rallye Deutschland gets underway on Thursday, 21 August at 9.30am. Each crew must complete at least two runs on Konz, a 4.55km test located close to the Messepark service park. The ceremonial start will be held in front of the Porta Nigra in Trier. Following an autograph-signing session at 7.00pm, the competitors will drive their cars into parc ferme after stopping off on the podium.

On Friday, the cars will head west, with the running order that of the World Championship standings. Not far from Luxembourg, Sauertal (14.14km – 8.38am/2.42pm), already contested in 2013, will be followed by Waxmeiler (16.40km – 9.56am/4.00pm), a brand new stage close to the Belgian border, and then Moselland (21.02km – 11.19am/5.23pm), completed in the opposite direction to last year.

Saturday’s leg will be begin towards the east, with Stein & Wein (17.53km – 7.38am/2.31pm), still in the vineyards, and then Peterberg (11.08km – 8.38am/3.31pm) and its many changes of direction. The loop will then continue in the Baumholder military base. This year, two stages have been designed in this unique setting on the WRC calendar: firstly, a short stage, Arena Panzerplatte (3.03km – 9.51am/4.44pm), and then the huge Panzerplatte Lang (42.51km – 10.06am/4.59pm) with theHinkelstein and the famous Gina’s jump.

The schedule for the final day features two stages, located to the north-east of Trier, each run twice: Dhrontal (18.03km – 7.28am/10.55am) and Grafschaft (19.27km – 8.04am/12.08pm), which will be the Power Stage on the second pass. The rally is scheduled to finish at Porta Nigra from 2.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AL-ATTIYAH ?? SEALS 14TH QATAR ?? RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 ??

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AL-ATTIYAH ?? SEALS 14TH QATAR ?? RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 ?? 

 

 

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AL-ATTIYAH ?? SEALS 14TH QATAR ?? RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 ??

LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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22 de Octubre 2014

Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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