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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...

Sat 13 Sep 2008
Portugal: Volkswagen stage four summary

Portugal: Volkswagen stage four summary

Volkswagen driver Carlos Sainz defends lead in Portugal Wolfsburg (13 September 2008). Volkswagen drivers Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin have defended their lead in the second round of the Dakar Series in Portugal with a 4th place ranking in the ...

Portugal: Volkswagen stage three summary

Portugal: Volkswagen stage three summary

Stage victory and lead for Volkswagen driver Sainz in Portugal Wolfsburg (12 September 2008). By clinching its first stage victory on the third leg of the second round of the Dakar Series in Portugal the Volkswagen factory duo Carlos...

Fri 12 Sep 2008
Portugal: Volkswagen stage two summary

Portugal: Volkswagen stage two summary

Volkswagen driver Sainz at the front in Portugal after day two Wolfsburg (11 September 2008). On the second leg of the second round of the Dakar Series in Portugal the Volkswagen factory duo Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F), after finishing the...

Volkswagen interview with Christopher Zeller

Volkswagen interview with Christopher Zeller

Olympic gold medallist Christopher Zeller: "An incredible experience" Wolfsburg (11 September 2008). The German national team hockey player and the "Dakar" driver: Olympic gold medallist Christopher Zeller had an unusual day as co-driver ...

Portugal: Volkswagen stage one summary

Portugal: Volkswagen stage one summary

Thrilling start for Volkswagen in Portugal Wolfsburg (10 September 2008). On the first leg of the second round of the Dakar Series in Portugal the Volkswagen duo Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F), after a fierce fight with Mitsubishi driver Luc...

Wed 10 Sep 2008
Portugal: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Portugal: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Before the start in Lisbon: Volkswagen team is perfectly prepared Wolfsburg. Successful roll-out, final check during the Technical Scrutineering, designation of a new type of tyre -- the Volkswagen team is set to tackle the second round of the...

Portugal: Mitsubishi preview

Portugal: Mitsubishi preview

Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart team's fourth competitive outing of the 2008 season marks a return to the extreme west of the European continent for the inaugural 'Pax Rally em Portugal'. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its motorsport unit...

Mon 08 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-07

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-07

Cross Country Rallying Volkswagen drivers Sainz, de Villiers and Depping ready for "Dakar" rehearsal Volkswagen competes head-to-head against its direct rivals from Mitsubishi and X-raid-BMW this coming weekend with three Race Touareg 2...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Portugal: Volkswagen preview

Portugal: Volkswagen preview

Dress rehearsal for Dakar Rally: Volkswagen competes in Portugal Wolfsburg (03 September 2008). Volkswagen will meet Mitsubishi and X-raid BMW in Portugal for a final matching of strengths prior to the Dakar Rally. At the second round of the...

Tue 02 Sep 2008
Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen completes good "Dakar" test in Morocco Wolfsburg (01 September 2008). Volkswagen intensively prepared for the 2009 Dakar Rally with two weeks of testing in Morocco. The main focus during the endurance and component tests conducted in...

Mon 01 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-08-31

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-08-31

Formula 3 Euro Series First one-two win for Volkswagen Franck Mailleux and Jean Karl Vernay clinched the first one-two victory for Volkswagen at Brands Hatch at the Formula 3 Euro Series' seventh race weekend. The two Frenchmen from the...

Wed 27 Aug 2008
Tom and Tim Coronel newsletter 2008-08-26

Tom and Tim Coronel newsletter 2008-08-26

Tim and Tom Coronel together in Dakar Rally 2009 Twin brothers in Bowler Nemesis to Argentine and Chile Twin brothers Tim and Tom Coronel have been commonly known in international motorracing for many year now. For the past few years Tom has...