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Konz Shakedown – Spectacular Dress Rehearsal and Final Toughness Test for the ADAC Rallye Deutschland.


4.60 km warm-up at the German FIA WRC rally
The WRC stars’ last testing run an insider’s tip for rally fans on Thursday
Admission is included in the rally pass

12 August 2015

Munich/Trier, 12 August 2015 – After six consecutive gravel rallies the WRC is back on asphalt at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. So the Shakedown is doubly important: last chance for the drivers to adapt and to find the perfect setup for their WRC cars. The mandatory warm-up for the rally participants is scheduled for Thursday, 20 August. The 4.60 km section between Konz and the village of Kommlingen is a last toughness test before the Show Start at the illuminated Por-ta Nigra gate the same evening, which is the official opening of the German round in the FIA Rally World Championship.

For the fans, the Konz Shakedown is a spectacular opportunity to get a taste of the rally action they may expect over the next three days: Undiluted high-class rally action: World champion Sébastien Ogier, the 2014 Rallye Deutschland winner Thierry Neuville and the other WRC pros will take on their testing runs with maximum concentration and at full throttle. The Shakedown section anticipates typical elements of the upcoming Special Stages of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland: fast asphalt sections, the uphill-downhill in the vineyards with their tight switch-backs and narrow service roads.

Over the years, the Konz Shakedown has become a real insider tip among the rally fans. Other than the high level of sportsmanship, there are a number of reasons justifying this. For instance the opportunity to take an extensive look at the WRC cars, since the regulations require the drivers to run several passes of the Shakedown. Another big advantage is that the spectator areas are close one to the next. This gives the fans a good opportunity to watch their stars all day from different viewing points without having to move their own cars from the parking.

The four Shakedown spectator areas are Konz (Z1), Wiltinger Kupp (Z2), Arena Kommlingen (Z3), and Spitzkehre Kommlingen/finish (Z4). The Kommlingen Arena is the largest and most popular spectator area. Here the itinerary follows both slopes of a valley so that the WRC cars can be seen racing a longer distance.
This year, the Konz Shakedown will start at 09:30h on Thursday, 20 August. The starting order comprises several groups: The priority 1+2 drivers will have the Shakedown to themselves until 11:00h, which includes the stars of the WRC.

Between 11:00h and 13:00h, the priority 3 drivers hit the course. Between 13:30h and 15:30h, it is the turn of additional WRC participants. And finally, the teams of the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup will conclude the Shakedown between 15:30h and 16:30h.

Rally pass holders will have free access to the Konz Shakedown. Fans will also be able to buy €15 Shakedown day tickets on site. Rally pass holders will get fast access to the spectator are-as, especially during major fan arrival times.

Revolverheld rock ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Top music supporting act at the German FIA WRC rally
Live concert on the Volkswagen stage at the Arena Panzerplatte on rally Saturday

Munich/Trier, 12 August 2015 – This rally rocks! We’re talking about the ADAC Rallye Deutschland and one of the best bands in Germany: Revolverheld. In late August, the four full-blooded musicians from Hamburg will come to the German FIA WRC round to play an exclusive live concert for the fans there.

Revolverheld’s one-time performance is scheduled for Saturday, 22 August 2015, between the Special Stages (SS) of the Arena Panzerplatte on the Baumholder military range. The approx. one-hour gig on the central Volkswagen stage will begin at 14:00 hours. Singer Johannes Strate and his bandmates will perform songs from their current album «Immer in Bewegung», including such hits as «Das kann uns keiner nehmen», «Ich lass für Dich das Licht an» and «Lass uns gehen».

The Revolverheld concert on the Baumholder military range is free for all spectators of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2015 with a valid event ticket. In addition to the Rally Pass at EUR69.00 (EUR64.00 for ADAC members), which is valid for all four days of the event, fans can also purchase single tickets at EUR20.00 for the Special Stages at the Arena Panzerplatte in the local spectator areas.

Further Panzerplatte highlights:
The Special Stages at the military range at Baumholder have always been a must for action lovers. This year, the spectacular chase over the Panzerplatte will notch it up a gear. The action starts Saturday morning (at 10:32 hours) with the Sprint which the teams will complete twice in a row for the first time ever. The fans will be able to watch the WRC rally cars for most of the 2.87 km section. At 11:05 hours, the first cars will start on the long Panzerplatte Stage. The layout of this 45.61 km long course also allows spectators to see the cars several times. In the afternoon (from 17:06 hours), the teams will compete in another Sprint, followed by one more Panzerplatte Long SS. There is always something happening next to the track on the Panzerplatte as well: Volkswagen and ADAC will set up a full-fledged TV studio – with celebrity guests, live cameras and a live feed onto a giant video screen. In addition, there will be numerous food/drinks and promotion stands, including the official ADAC Rallye Deutschland fan shop.

ADAC Rallye Deutschland – all the action live via the Internet and an app
Order your rally pass and get free access to the WRC+ on-line platform for one month
ADAC Rallye Hub features rally news galore from all channels

Munich/Trier, 7 August 2015 – Nothing but up-close action and first-hand information: That’s the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The German FIA WRC event has always been known for being very accessible for the fans. Supporters of World Champion Sébastien Ogier, 2014 winner Thierry Neuville and the other WRC pros now have two options allowing them to delve even deeper into the live action of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland – on-line, via the Internet and an app.

Free WRC+ for one month with the rally pass
Rally pass holders for the 2015 ADAC Rallye Deutschland are in for a double treat: In addition to four exciting days at the rally, the ticket comes with an exclusive WRC+ access code. The code affords free use of the on-line service for one month. As the official on-line portal of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC+ features live feeds of selected Stages in HD quality and more. On a live map, fans can follow their favourite drivers in real time. Spectacular on-board and highlight videos round off the added values of WRC+. The free WRC+ access code is available only with rally passes purchased in advance – not with tickets bought at the rally.

WRC+ with special promotions at the Service Park Trier
ADAC Rallye Deutschland spectators can also get their first personal impression of the WRC+ offer at the rally. There will be various WRC+ special promotions at the Service Park Trier on all four days of the rally. The central contact point will be the Red Bull Energy Station where the fans can test the WRC+ platform on screens. In addition, there will be a prize draw for further months of free access to the on-line service.

Always well-informed with the ADAC Rallye Hub
The official ADAC Rallye Hub also revolves around the fascinating world of rallying. This free on-line communication tool of the ADAC rally sport unit reports live from the German FIA WRC event around the clock. At, fans will find almost any information from the social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube on one central page. In addition to current news from the WRC and ADAC Rallye Deutschland, comprehensive coverage of the ADAC Rallye Masters and the Deutsche Rallye Meisterschaft DRM forms the core element of the ADAC Rallye Hub.

Get your pre-sales rally pass now!
The pre-sale for the 2015 ADAC Rallye Deutschland is in full swing. Rally passes/vouchers are available for EUR69.00 (EUR64.00 for ADAC members) at Along with the pass, you can pre-order the official rally magazine at an extra EUR5.

The rally pass at a glance:
The rally pass is the universal fan ticket to the entire four-day event of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. It provides access to the Shakedown and to all spectator areas along the Special Stages. The pass also includes admission to the Service Park. It offers numerous attractions to the fans. And it is the hub of the event, its beating heart. Here, the fans can watch the mechanics at work, admire the WRC stars along with their rally cars and obtain their autographs.

The pass includes

All Special Stages on all days
Access to the Service Park on all days
Access to the Shakedown on Thursday
A spectator map providing all the essential information about the rally
An ADAC Rallye Deutschland pass lanyard
An ADAC Rallye Deutschland sticker

2015 ADAC Rallye Deutschland information
The ADAC Rallye Deutschland has a unique world-wide reputation. Its mix of hairpin stages in the Mosel vineyards, tough tracks on the Baumholder tank range and fast asphalt roads presents extreme challenges for both teams and drivers. This mix requires excellent driving skills and versatility. Diversity, high-class action and closeness to the fans are the ingredients that make the ADAC Rallye Deutschland such an attractive package for spectators as well. Year after year, this major event draws enthusiastic crowds from all over Europe, giving it a special, international atmosphere.

Now available: the official magazine of the 2015 ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Exciting, informative, indispensable – the official magazine of the 2015 ADAC Rallye Deutschland is out now! 84 pages of fascinating reading all about the German FIA WRC event. As a companion for fans at the event and at home, it covers everything you want to know about the drivers, teams, itinerary, spectator points and WRC Rules and Regulations. Detailed maps, exciting background stories, exclusive interviews, an attractive sweepstake and many fascinating rally topics round off the rally magazine. The magazine is available for EUR5 at and During the event, it will be available at the on-site ticket offices, info points and Special Stages of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland (20 to 23 August 2015).

Sought-after souvenirs and merchandising products sold at the official ADAC Rallye Deutschland fan shops

Comprehensive product selection at the German event in the 2015 FIA WRC
Numerous points of sales at the event’s hotspots
Selection of ADAC Rallye Deutschland merchandise available in the web shop

Munich/Trier, 6 August 2015 – The ADAC Rallye Deutschland is one of the season’s highlights, not only for World Champion Sébastien Ogier, 2014 winner Thierry Neuville and the other WRC stars, but also for the numerous international rally fans. To enable them to demonstrate their passion, ADAC offers a wide range of merchandising products related to the German event of the FIA WRC again this year.

During the ADAC Rallye Deutschland (20 to 23 August 2015), the spacious ADAC fan shop at the Trier Service Park will be the place to go for visitors in search of merchandise. From day one through four of the rally event, the fan shop will sell a vast selection of official products, ranging from trendy shirts, caps and jackets to wristbands and keyrings to coveted collectors’ items such as the official ADAC Rallye Deutschland pin. At the Service Park, the fans will also find products featuring their favourite rally drivers or teams at the manufacturers’ many promo stands.

The ADAC fan shop on wheels will be available in selected hotspots: at the Konz Shakedown on 20 August, at the Show Start at the Porta Nigra gate in Trier on 21 August, at the spectacular Panzerplatte stages in the Baumholder military range on 22 August as well as at the Dhrontal Power Stage and the concluding podium ceremony at the Porta Nigra in Trier on 23 August.

The official ADAC Rallye Deutschland web shop is a good alternative for those fans who cannot wait for the start of the rally event. A selection of merchandising products is already available online. The web shop is open for business 24/7 at











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30 September 2015

Chris Atkinson has won the latest round of the Chinese Rally Championship in the VW Golf SCRC. Atkinson won comfortably by a minute and 40 seconds from Mark Higgins in the Subaru and Manfred Stohl in a Citroen DS3.

Chen Dean in the second Golf was fifth with Li ninth in the third car.

That makes it three wins from four events for Atkinson as the Championship heads to the next round Longyou at the end of October. Longyou was the debut event for the VW Golf SCRC last year when Atkinson to its maiden win.












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La leyenda del rally Sébastien Loeb se une al “Dream Team” de Peugeot-Total.

Sebastien Loeb poses for a portrait in Peugeot Sport workshop, France, on September 21, 2015
Sébastien Loeb, el mejor piloto de rally de todos los tiempos, se enfrentará al mayor reto de su carrera al unirse por primera vez al equipo de Peugeot en el legendario Dakar del próximo mes de enero.


29 Septiembre 2015

El nueve veces campeón del WRC y plusmarquista del Pikes Peak se ha unido al equipo de Peugeot 2008DKR junto a Carlos Sainz para el Rally du Maroc del próximo mes (del 3 al 9 de octubre) antes de hacer frente al mayor reto de este deporte, el Dakar, durante 13 días en Argentina y Bolivia en 2016. Junto a él en Sudamérica también estarán Stéphane Peterhansel y Cyril Despres completando así el “dream team” de pilotos de Peugeot-Total.

El francés de 41 años, Sébastien Loeb, uno de los pilotos con más éxito de la historia de los deportes de motor con un porcentaje de victorias sin precedentes del 46,2% en el WRC dijo: “Descubrí los deportes de motor cuando tenía 18 años y empecé a competir en mis primeros rallys. Desde entonces me han interesado todo tipo de deportes de motor y el Dakar es uno de ellos. Creo que es un gran reto competir y conducir en el desierto”.

“El Dakar es completamente diferente a las carreras que hago en este momento. va a ser muy larga, más de dos semanas, y necesitas tener aguante para cuidar del conductor y del coche. Es una carrera con un enfoque distinto pero lo descubriré en enero”.

Hasta entonces, Loeb se unirá a Sainz en Marruecos para su debut en el competitivo Cross Country, aunque ya pilotó el rival de Peugeot a principios de año. Para Loeb ésta será una reunión muy especial pues ya fue compañero de equipo de Sainz durante su primera temporada completa en el Mundial de Rallys del 2003, hasta que el español se tuvo que retirar del WRC de 2004. En Marruecos Sainz pilotará el último Peugeot 2008DKR16 mientras que Loeb pilotará un coche con especificaciones de 2015.

“Cuando probé el PEUGEOT 2008DKR en junio me sorprendió muchísimo y por supuesto ha cambiado mucho desde entonces”, dijo Loeb -que en la actualidad está compitiendo en el Campeonato Mundial de Turismos de la FIA con Citroen.

“Lo que más me impactó fue lo diferente que es conducir el coche del Dakar, era una experiencia completamente nueva para mí. En el WRC acostumbro a rodear obstáculos pero con este coche puedes simplemente pasar por encima, ¡y cuesta tener la suficiente confianza en uno mismo para creer que puedes hacerlo!”

“ También estoy acostumbrado a tener notas de copiloto muy detalladas pero en el Cross Country tienes que abrirte paso e improvisar tu ruta. Esta, además, es la primera vez que he pilotado diferentes tipos de coche diesel en una competición por lo que tengo que aprender mucho pero tengo muchas ganas de hacerlo”.

Además de haber ganado más rallys, etapas especiales y campeonatos que cualquier otro piloto, Sébastien Loeb también se ha convertido en el “Rey del Peak” al batir el record del Pikes Peak Hillclimb con Peugeot y Red Bull hace dos años en América. Un triunfo épico que ya forma parte de la historia legendaria de los deportes de motor.

Ahora forma parte del mejor equipo que se haya enfrentado jamás al Dakar. Tal y como dijo el 11 veces campeón del Dakar Stéphane Peterhansel: “Sébastien Loeb es un referente del motor. Hay muy poco que yo o cualquier otro le pueda enseñar”.

El cinco veces campeón de motos Cyril Despres añadió: “Desde que cambié las dos ruedas por cuatro, la experiencia no ha hecho más que mejorar. Y saber que ahora Sébastien se une al equipo la remata aún más”.

El dos veces campeón del WRC y campeón del Dakar en 2010 Carlos Sainz, que será una vez más el compañero de Loeb en Marruecos dijo: “No tengo nada más que decir sobre Sébastien que no haya dicho ya. Por supuesto que el rally raid va a ser una nueva aventura para él, pero va a ser capaz de adaptarse sin problemas. Como yo mismo he podido comprobar aprende muy rápido”.

“El Dakar es algo que me llama, es una gran aventura”, añadió Loeb, quien ya dominó el Pikes Peak y el WTCC. “El rally en Marruecos me mostrará lo que es realmente el Cross Country, así que para mí esta es una oportunidad fantástica para aprender, en especial al lado de unos compañeros tan buenos”.

Tal y como pasó con sus nueve títulos mundiales y sus 78 victorias en el WRC hasta la fecha, Loeb tendrá como copiloto al campeón mundial de deportes de motor monegasco Daniel Elena. Marruecos marcará la vuelta de la pareja con más éxito jamás vista en la historia del motor que emprende una nueva aventura juntos tras 17 gloriosos años en los rallys.

Al igual que Loeb, el copiloto de 42 años Elena nunca ha competido antes en Cross Country, pero se ha preparado a fondo para las exigencias de la navegación más dura del mundo, en la que los equipos tienen que reaccionar rápidamente para conquistar el terreno offroad más sobrecogedor. Cuentan además con la ayuda de un sofisticado sistema de GPS que les guiará de punto a punto.

El director deportivo de Peugeot Bruno Famin comentó: “ Sébastien fue impresionante desde que se sentó en el coche, como ya sabíamos tras haber trabajado con él anteriormente. Adoptó ese enfoque calculado que tanto le caracteriza para entender el coche paso a paso, pero después su habilidad natural se encargó del resto. Tras mejorar diferentes aspectos del coche desde la última vez que estuvimos en el Dakar, el fichaje de Sébastien Loeb es la pieza que le faltaba al puzzle”.


The 2008 DKR 16 in Peugeot Sport workshop, France, on September 21, 2015








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Rally Legend Sébastien Loeb joins “D-ream TEAM Peugeot-Total”.

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena pose for a portrait during the Peugeot test in Erfoud, Morocco on September 16, 2015

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena pose for a portrait during the Peugeot test in Erfoud, Morocco on September 16, 2015

29 September 2015

Rally Legend Sébastien Loeb joins “D-ream TEAM Peugeot-Total” © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool

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Sébastien Loeb, the greatest rally driver ever, will take on one of the biggest challenges of his illustrious career when he lines up as part of Peugeot’s dream team at the legendary Dakar in January for the first time.

The nine-time World Rally Championship winner and Pikes Peak record-holder has joined Peugeot’s 2008DKR line-up alongside Carlos Sainz for next month’s Rallye du Maroc (October 3-9) before facing the sport’s toughest challenge, the Dakar, over 13 days in Argentina and Bolivia in 2016. Joining him in South America will also be Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, completing Team Peugeot Total’s dream team driver line-up.

The 41-year old Loeb, one of the most successful drivers in the history of motorsports, with an unprecedented 46.2% wins-to-starts ratio in WRC, said: “I only discovered motorsports when I was 18 and I started competing in my first rallies. Since then I have been interested in all types of different motorsports and Dakar is one of them. I think it’s a great challenge to go and compete there and drive in the desert.

“The Dakar is completely different from the racing I’m doing at the moment. It will be very long, over two weeks, and you need to have the endurance to look after the driver and the car. It’s another approach to racing but I’ll discover that in January.”

Before then, Loeb will line up with Sainz in Morocco next week for his competitive Cross Country debut – although he already tested Peugeot’s Dakar challenger in the country earlier this year. For Loeb, this will be a very special reunion: he was previously team-mates with Sainz for his very first full season in the World Rally Championship in 2003, until the Spaniard decided to end his WRC career at the end of 2004. In Morocco, Sainz will drive the latest PEUGEOT 2008DKR16 whereas Loeb will drive a 2015-specification car.

“When I tried the PEUGEOT 2008DKR out in June, it was immediately very impressive for me – and of course it has changed a lot since then,” said Loeb, who is currently competing in the FIA WTCC with Citroen.

“What struck me most of all is how the Dakar car was a completely new experience: in the WRC I have been used to going round obstacles but with this car you can just drive straight over them, and it takes some time to have the confidence to believe it!

“I’ve also been used to having very detailed pace notes: in Cross Country, you have to find the road for yourself and improvise your route. And this is actually the first time I have driven any type of diesel car in competition too. So there is a lot for me to learn, but I am eager to find out more.”

As well as winning more rallies, special stages and championships than any other driver, Sébastien Loeb also became ‘King of the Peak’ when he pulverised the Pikes Peak hill climb record with Peugeot and Red Bull two years ago in America: an epic feat that is already remembered as a legendary part of motorsport history.

Now he forms part of the greatest team ever to tackle the Dakar. As 11-time Dakar winner Stéphane Peterhansel said: “Sébastien Loeb is a reference in motorsport. There’s very little that I, or anybody else, can teach him.”

Five-time bike winner Cyril Despres added: “Since I made the switch from two wheels to four, the experience has got better and better. And to see Sébastien arrive in the team now, everything is complete.”

Two-time WRC champion and Dakar 2010 winner Carlos Sainz, who will be Loeb’s team-mate once more in Morocco, concluded: “There is nothing more I can say about Sébastien that his career hasn’t said already. Of course rally raid will be a new adventure for him, but he has every capacity to adapt to it with no problem. As I have seen for myself in the past, he is a quick learner in everything he does.

“Dakar is something that appeals to me; it is a huge adventure,” added Loeb, who has already mastered rallying, Pikes Peak and the World Touring Car Championship. “The rally in Morocco will give me a very interesting idea of what Cross Country is all about, so this is a fantastic opportunity for me to learn; particularly alongside such successful team-mates.”

Just as has been the case throughout his nine world titles and 78 WRC victories to date, Loeb will be co-driven by Monaco’s motorsport world champion: Daniel Elena. Morocco will mark the comeback of the most successful pairing ever seen in the history of motorsport, as they start a new adventure together following 17 magnificent years in rallying.

Like Loeb, the 42-year-old Elena has never competed in Cross Country before, but he has undergone intensive training to prepare him for the demands of some of the most challenging navigation in the world, where crews have to think instantly on their feet to conquer the daunting off-road landscape. They are aided by sophisticated GPS equipment, guiding their route from waypoint to waypoint.

Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin commented: “Sébastien was impressive from the moment he first sat in the car, as we knew would be the case after having had the privilege of working with him before. He took his usual measured approached to understand the car step by step: from there his natural ability took over. Having improved the car in several different areas since we were last at the Dakar, the signing of Sébastien Loeb is the final piece in the puzzle.”











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