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Tue 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

06 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Four Volkswagen, one goal: The first Dakar Rally victory Wolfsburg (28 December 2008). Volkswagen starts the Dakar Rally premiere in South America with four Race Touareg. Their declared...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-27

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-27

7 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Nightshift for the co-drivers: Road book is key to success Wolfsburg (27 December 2008). As the Volkswagen drivers relax and recharge their batteries in the bivouac after one of the...

Volkswagen interview with Giniel de Villiers

Volkswagen interview with Giniel de Villiers

8 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Giniel de Villiers: "We've assembled the best package for the 'Dakar'" Wolfsburg (26 December 2008). With second place in the 2006 Dakar Rally Volkswagen factory driver Giniel de...

Volkswagen by the numbers

Volkswagen by the numbers

9 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Number games: with 182 litres of water 9,578 km through Wolfsburg (25 December 2008). 530 teams from 49 nations set off for new pastures on 3 January. This is not just figuratively but...

BFGoodrich preview

BFGoodrich preview

A new challenge for BFGoodrich: Ninth Dakar win The Dakar epitomises the spirit of adventure, dynamism, passion, effort and courage which are all values that BFGoodrich shares. Since its creation in 1870, the brand boasts a long tradition of ...

Eurosport coverage of 2009 Dakar

Eurosport coverage of 2009 Dakar

Daily LIVE coverage on Eurosport The Dakar rally takes to the tracks of Argentina and Chile from January 3-18, leaving Africa for the first time in its history. Eurosport, long- time partner of the Dakar, follows the legendary off-road race on...

Rally PanAm picks up Double Diamond sponsorship

Rally PanAm picks up Double Diamond sponsorship

Double Diamond Athletic Club joins Rally PanAm as the team's Primary Sponsor. America's premier motorcycle rally team has joined with Double Diamond Athletic Club of Reno, Nevada to compete in the Dakar Rally. Double Diamond Athletic Club is an...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-23

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-23

11 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile; Hotter than Africa: The "Dakar" as professional sport Wolfsburg (23 December 2008). Extreme heat, the toughest tracks and dizzying heights: The Dakar Rally, held between the 3 and 18 ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

12 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile The American way of drive: Volkswagen factory driver Mark Miller Wolfsburg (22 December 2008). Team player, multitalented off-road driver and genuine racer: Mark Miller starts the ...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-21

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-21

13 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Volkswagen co-driver Timo Gottschalk with longest journey Wolfsburg (21 December 2008). Buenos Aires instead of Lisbon and Dakar - the Dakar Rally's new start and finish point means a...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-20

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-20

14 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Festivities before the "Dakar": Christmas in the Volkswagen team Wolfsburg (20 December 2008). First Christmas then desert rally: Whether in Spain, France, South Africa, Germany or in...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-18

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-18

16 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Good omen: Race Touareg victorious in South America in 2005 Wolfsburg (18 December 2008). 12 March 2005: A date in Volkswagen's motorsport history marking the first win in cross country...

Sun 21 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-09

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-09

25 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Off to altitude training: Race Touareg completes test in environmental chamber Wolfsburg (09 December 2008). The Andes instead of the Sahara: before the Dakar Rally, which after 29 ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-17

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-17

17 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Above the clouds: Race Touareg on the way to Argentina Wolfsburg (17 December 2008). By airfreight to Argentina: The four Volkswagen Race Touareg for the Dakar Rally are on the way to ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-16

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-16

18 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile For "El Matador" Carlos Sainz the "Dakar" is a kind of a home rally Wolfsburg (16 December 2008). When Volkswagen driver Carlos Sainz arrives at the starting point of the Dakar Rally in...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Volkswgen newsletter 2008-12-15

Volkswgen newsletter 2008-12-15

19 days untll the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile 1979 to 2009: The "Dakar" is and remains the rally of superlatives Wolfsburg (15 December 2008). When Volkswagen takes the start in Buenos Aires on 3 January the "Dakar" experiences a...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Volkswagen ships to Argentina

Volkswagen ships to Argentina

32 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile "Dakar" ahoy: Volkswagen boards ship for Argentina Wolfsburg (02 December 2008). Early start to the 2009 Dakar Rally: on Tuesday (02 December) over 700 rally vehicles -- including 22 ...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-29

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-29

Volkswagen Motorsport at the Essen Motor Show In 2009 Volkswagen again features wide-ranging motorsport programme When the Dakar Rally starts in Buenos Aires on 3 January 2009 with four Volkswagen Race Touareg vehicles it will also give the ...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
The Dakar boards for South America

The Dakar boards for South America

Next stop, Buenos Aires ! The administrative and technical scrutineering for the Europeans finishes Thursday evening at Le Havre where the last of the 710 vehicles will go through a mandatory series of checks. From then on the machines will be...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-26

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-26

New Dakar Rally: Volkswagen tackles big challenge The biggest motorsport challenge on new terrain: on 03 January 2009, the legendary Dakar Rally after 29 editions in Africa will be run in South America for the first time in its history. Four ...

Series scrutineering notes 2008-11-26

Series scrutineering notes 2008-11-26

The road to Buenos Aires goes through Le Havre A first series of technical and administrative scrutineering started today at the docks of Le Havre. In two days, close to 720 vehicles will be fully checked, that's 80% of the total of cars, bikes,...

Wed 26 Nov 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-24

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-24

40 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Everything for the "Dakar": the other life of the Volkswagen drivers Wolfsburg (24 November 2008). Exactly 40 days from now, a new life will start for the Volkswagen drivers at the...

Technical Scruteenering in Le Havre, France

Technical Scruteenering in Le Havre, France

The Dakar rally launch in Le Havre on November 26th and 27th The Dakar Argentina Chile 2009 will start in Buenos Aires on January 3rd. Before competing over more than 9000 km, competitors have to send their vehicle to Argentina. It will be in...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-14

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-14

50 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Volkswagen Co-Pilot Michel Perin and the lost "Dakar" treasure Wolfsburg (14 November 2008). Innumerable maps, sketches and so-called road books from seven Dakar Rally starts pile up in...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

ARGENTINA - CHILE 2009: 100% DAKAR Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, officially presented to the press this morning the detailed route of the Dakar Argentina Chile 2009. After more than a hundred days of reconnaissance, the sporting team...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen Morocco test summary

66 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile "Dakar" ready: Race Touareg completes final test in Morocco Wolfsburg. The last check before the big task: At a seven-day final test in Morocco to prepare for the 2009 Dakar Rally the...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-10-26

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-10-26

Formula 3 Euro Series Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara secures second place overall At the Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara with a sixth-place finish at Sunday's race secured the "vice" champion's title in...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Volkswagen interview with Mark Miller

Volkswagen interview with Mark Miller

72 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Mark Miller: "The big 'Dakar' puzzle is coming together" Wolfsburg. A big challenge, meticulous preparation: a good two months before the start of the Dakar Rally in Argentina and...

Mon 20 Oct 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-10-19

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-10-19

Volkswagen Endurance Cup, the Netherlands "Manpower 1 team clinches title with fourth victory At the eighth and final round of the Dutch Volkswagen Endurance Cup at Zandvoort the "Manpower 1 team with drivers Ronald Morien and Ferry Duivenvoorde...

Wed 15 Oct 2008
Rally PanAm headed to South America

Rally PanAm headed to South America

Jonah Street and Rally PanAm are headed to "El Dakaro" Rally in South America. On January 3, 2009, America's most competitive crosscountry rally team, Rally PanAm, will take the start of the Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fri 03 Oct 2008
Volkswagen drivers undertake high altitude training

Volkswagen drivers undertake high altitude training

92 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile From the Alps to the Andes: altitude training of the Volkswagen drivers Wolfsburg. Rally drivers as mountaineers: the Volkswagen squad prepared for the Dakar Rally from 3 to 18 January...

Fri 26 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-26

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-26

100 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile The new "Dakar": four Race Touareg cars to start in South America Wolfsburg. A new continent, the same challenge: on 03 January 2009 -- after 29 rounds in Africa -- the legendary...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Portugal: BFGoodrich event summary

Portugal: BFGoodrich event summary

Stephane Peterhansel gives the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution/BFGoodrich one last victory! Driving a petrol version of the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel took victory in this week'sPAX Rally - the...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-14

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-14

Cross-Country Rally Sport Volkswagen completes "Dakar" preparation with podium result Volkswagen completed its preparations for the Dakar Rally in January 2009 with a podium result at the last test under competitive conditions. At the second...

Portugal: Volkswagen final stage summary

Portugal: Volkswagen final stage summary

Volkswagen completes "Dakar" preparation with podium result Wolfsburg. Volkswagen completed its preparations for the Dakar Rally in January 2009 with a podium result at the last test under competitive conditions. At the second round of the...