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Thu 10 Dec 2009
Volkswagen interview with Director Kris Nissen

Volkswagen interview with Director Kris Nissen

Kris Nissen: "Success makes us even more hungry" Wolfsburg (08 December 2009). A new roll for Volkswagen: The Wolfsburg based automobile manufacturer starts the 2010 Dakar Rally as defending champions. Following the first ever victory by a...

Wed 09 Dec 2009
Francois Lurton preview

Francois Lurton preview

French winemaker prepares for the south american dakar Winemaker Francois Lurton, is driving for the first time in the Dakar Rally Raid, to take place in Argentina and Chile for the second time this year. Fifth generation of the Bordeaux Lurton...

Volkswagen Motorsport newsletter 2009-12-06

Volkswagen Motorsport newsletter 2009-12-06

International exchange programme Max Sandritter celebrates double victory in China A strong showing: Max Sandritter, the "vice" champion in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup in Germany celebrated an impressive double victory in China. In both races...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
Volkswagen bio on Carlos Sainz

Volkswagen bio on Carlos Sainz

29 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Multi-faceted biography characterises multi-talent Carlos Sainz Wolfsburg (04 December 2009). Carlos Sainz has been a member of Volkswagen's factory line-up for cross-country rally racing since 2005. His ...

Wed 02 Dec 2009
King Shocks debuts class T5 support truck

King Shocks debuts class T5 support truck

King Shocks debuts T5 support truck for 2010 Dakar Rally. There is a certain type of person who seeks out the road less traveled. They go out of their way to challenge themselves way beyond what most people could or would. Some sail around the...

Volkswagen team ships to South America

Volkswagen team ships to South America

32 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Grande Brasile takes "Dakar" winner Volkswagen to South America Wolfsburg (01 December 2009). 60 tons of material, 17 support vehicles -- Volkswagen's "Dakar" crew embarked on its voyage across the Atlantic...

Thu 26 Nov 2009
Series newsletter 2009-11-24

Series newsletter 2009-11-24

DAKAR 2010: READY TO BOARD For the second consecutive year, the Dakar is welcomed in South America for a challenge of 9000 kilometres leading the riders and crews on the roads, the tracks, the mountains and the deserts of Argentina and...

Tue 24 Nov 2009
CS Team Aprilia Giofil prepares for 2010

CS Team Aprilia Giofil prepares for 2010

Team Aprilia Giofil will be in the Dakar Rally 2010 with the twin-cylinders Aprilia RXV 4.5 JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN ONE MONTH FROM THE DEPARTURE OF THE DAKAR 2010, TEAM APRILIA GIOFIL MAKES OFFICIAL ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE RACE IN...

Sat 21 Nov 2009
Volkswagen Race Touareg tech in detail

Volkswagen Race Touareg tech in detail

43 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally The "Dakar" technology of the Volkswagen Race Touareg in detail Wolfsburg (20 November 2009). Project title defence: Volkswagen will again contest the famous Dakar Rally in January. One year after the triumph...

Sun 08 Nov 2009
Volkswagen newsletter 2009-11-06

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-11-06

57 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Volkswagen to field five Race Touareg vehicles at 2010 "Dakar" Wolfsburg (06 November 2009). It is truly a five-star line-up: Volkswagen will field five Race Touareg vehicles at the 2010 Dakar Rally in ...

Fri 23 Oct 2009
Series newsletter 2009-10-22

Series newsletter 2009-10-22

2010 Dakar: race against time has begun A little more than two months before the start of the rally, the drivers and crews carry on preparing registration forms to take part in the second South American adventure of the Dakar. The race...

Thu 22 Oct 2009
Race of Champions news 2009-10-22

Race of Champions news 2009-10-22

2008 Race of Champions runner-up Coulthard teams up with 2009 Dakar winner * David Coulthard and Giniel de Villiers to compete in ROC All Stars team in Beijing in November * 2008 runner-up Coulthard wants ultimate glory at Bird's Nest ...

Tue 20 Oct 2009
ASO newsletter 2009-10-19

ASO newsletter 2009-10-19

Solidarity of the Dakar rally The worked started with SOS Sahel International commenced with modest ambitions, but they were tenacious. In eight years, close to a million euros were invested in the programs called Actions Dakar that focused ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Volkswagen starts 100 day count down

Volkswagen starts 100 day count down

100 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally The countdown is underway -- 100 days until Volkswagen's start to the "Dakar" Wolfsburg (24 September 2009). An XXL-sized Dakar Rally: Exactly 100 days from now, the demanding title defence project will...

Volkswagen fitness week in Arosa kicks off

Volkswagen fitness week in Arosa kicks off

Fitness week in Arosa kicks off "Dakar" preparations for Volkswagen drivers Wolfsburg (21 September 2009). Fit for the title defence project: The Volkswagen drivers have prepared themselves for the 2010 Dakar Rally with a five-day altitude ...

Series newsletter 2009-10-01

Series newsletter 2009-10-01

The road-book under construction After around a hundred days of pre-reconnaissance on site, and long hours of working on maps, the teams of the rally have now entered the writing phase of the road-book. The first part has already been set on...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Organisers unveil 2010 plans

Organisers unveil 2010 plans

DAKAR 2010 -- THE ATACAMA ASSET The organisers unveiled this morning the stage cities of the 2010 Dakar that will be welcomed for the second consecutive year by Argentina and by Chile. The two countries have decided to start the year of ...

Silk Way Rally newsletter 2009-06-01

Silk Way Rally newsletter 2009-06-01

SILK WAY RALLY: 300000 DOLLARS FOR THE AMATEURS Never seen on rallies-raid ! The Silk Way rally amateur competitors who will start on September 5th from Kazan (Russia) and will manage to overcome the challenge of the route written on the ...

Changes made to 2010 technical regulations

Changes made to 2010 technical regulations

2010 Regulations: talent first This year, the organisers of the Dakar have decided to balance the sporting aspect by changing the technical regulations in the car and bike classes. Some petrol vehicles will benefit from an aid that will allow...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-06-05

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-06-05

2010 Dakar Rally: more desert, more off-road, more thrill Wolfsburg (05 June 2009). From Buenos Aires to Antofagasta and back: For its "title defence" project, Volkswagen anticipates a tougher Dakar Rally than ever before. The approximate track...

Volkswagen Rally dos Sertoes preview
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Volkswagen Rally dos Sertoes preview

Rally dos Sertoes in Brazil "Dakar" winner Volkswagen goes to Brazil with three new pairings Wolfsburg (16 June 2009). "Dakar" winner Volkswagen will contest the Rally dos Sertoes through Brazil with three new driver pairings. Factory driver...

Rally4Life newsletter 2009-07-01

Rally4Life newsletter 2009-07-01

IS THE NEMESIS UP TO THE CHALLENGE? Canadian Dakar team Rally4Life will put this offroader through its paces at the Bowler test facility in Derby, UK on 8th July. Canadian rally driver Mark Jennings-Bates teams up with Dakar veteran Mick ...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg eight summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg eight summary

Sainz and Al-Attiyah: Volkswagen double-pack separated by three seconds Wolfsburg (01 July 2009). Volkswagen's internal duel for the lead at the Rallye dos Sertoes has become even more dramatic two days before the end of the cross-country rally...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg seven summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg seven summary

Thrilling duel for overall "Sertoes" victory: Al-Attiyah in the Volkswagen in front again Wolfsburg (30 June 2009). The Volkswagen duos Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) as well as Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) continue fighting for...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg six summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg six summary

Sainz ahead of Al-Attiyah: change of lead in Volkswagen double Wolfsburg (29 June 2009). 4:2 in the team-internal duel for stage wins; the "blue" lead has changed again: The Volkswagen duo Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) took the overall...

X-raid newsletter 2009-06-29

X-raid newsletter 2009-06-29

FRENCH DAKAR LEGEND STEPHANE PETERHANSEL JOINS X-RAID TEAM * Jean-Paul Cottret set to rekindle partnership in BMW X3 CC * Team director Sven Quandt delighted with new crew line-up TREBUR (Germany): French Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel has...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg five summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg five summary

Thanks to TDI power: Volkswagen takes 1-2-3-stage win in Brazil Wolfsburg (28 June 2009). Volkswagen celebrated another stage victory at the Rallye dos Sertoes: On the fifth leg of the cross-country rally through Brazil Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-06-28
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Volkswagen newsletter 2009-06-28

Formula 3 Euro Series Podium position for Volkswagen driver Vernay He has firmly set his sights on the championship: Volkswagen driver Jean Karl Vernay (Team Signature) safeguarded his chances of winning the title in the Formula 3 Euro Series by...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg four summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg four summary

Fourth stage victory for Volkswagen -- Al-Attiyah in front Wolfsburg (27 June 2009). Fourth day of the rally in Brazil, fourth fastest time set by Volkswagen on a special stage and overall lead by Nasser Al-Attiyah: The Volkswagen factory driver...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg three summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg three summary

Volkswagen continues setting the pace at "Sertoes" Wolfsburg (26 June 2009). The Volkswagen three-pack on the third leg: Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E), Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) and Mauricio Neves/Eduardo Bampi (BR/BR) ...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg two summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg two summary

Volkswagen driver Carlos Sainz takes lead in Brazil Wolfsburg (25 June 2009). The Volkswagen factory duo Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) took the lead on the second day of the Rallye dos Sertoes in front of their team- mates Nasser ...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg one summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg one summary

One-two-three exploit for Volkswagen in Brazil Wolfsburg (24 June 2009). The first leg of the Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil ended with places one to three for Volkswagen. The newly formed factory duo Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) ...

Series newsltter 2009-07-08

Series newsltter 2009-07-08

NEW SCHEDULE FOR BIKES REGULATION Further to the numerous discussions that have taken place with the different actors of the motorcycles' competition (amateurs competitors, professional competitors, preparators, manufacturers...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-07-05
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Volkswagen newsletter 2009-07-05

Rallye dos Sertoes Volkswagen celebrates one-two in Brazil The Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil ended with a Volkswagen one-two for Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D). Volkswagen won ten of a...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes debrief
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes debrief

Volkswagen drivers Sainz and Al-Attiyah: "A good test" Wolfsburg (04 July 2009). At the Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil a captivating team-internal duel thrilled the fans: Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah in the Race Touareg jointly won all ten...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes final leg summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes final leg summary

Volkswagen celebrates one-two win at "little Dakar" in Brazil Wolfsburg (03 July 2009). Ten out of ten possible stage wins, four lead changes and a captivating duel: Volkswagen decided the Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil in their favour with a ...

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