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Thu 12 Dec 2002
ITR members - Hans-J?rgen Abt
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ITR members - Hans-J?rgen Abt

The ITR introduces itself: Hans-Jürgen Abt Hans-Jürgen Abt is team principal and, together with his brother Christian, managing director of the Abt Sportsline GmbH in Kempten. Founded in 1896 as a horse-shoeing company, the family business...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Opel continues driver assessments
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Opel continues driver assessments

With the 2003 season already approaching, Opel is continuing with its driver assessment programme after the roll out of the Opel Astra V8 Coupé recently. With Alain Menu behind the wheel the 2003 car ran for approx 600km at Vallelunga in Italy,...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
Opel preparing for 2003
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Opel preparing for 2003

With a new structure and an advanced development of the Astra V8 Coupé Opel are preparing for the 2003 season of the German Touring Car Masters (DTM). Signing Wiet Huidekoper as technical director and a changed approach regarding the teams and ...

World Rally and DTM to adopt new points system
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World Rally and DTM to adopt new points system

The new Formula One points system due to be introduced next year will be adopted by the World Rally Championship (WRC) and the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Formerly ten points for a win, six for second, four for third and three, two, one...

2003 DTM calendar
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2003 DTM calendar

<pre> 2003 DTM Calendar* 1st round April 27 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (D) 2nd round May 11 Adria International Raceway (I) 3rd round May 25 Nürburgring (D) 4th round June 8 ...

2003 calendar and regulations finalized
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2003 calendar and regulations finalized

DTM continues upward trend -- DTM-calendar for 2003 finalized With the early decision about the DTM race calendar for 2003, the DMSB (Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e.V.) and the ITR (Internationale Tourenwagen Rennen e.V.) have laid the foundation...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Alesi to support young French drivers
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Alesi to support young French drivers

Jean Alesi has teamed up with the French Federation of Sport Automobile (FFSA) in an effort to support up-and-coming young French drivers. The former Formula One driver has taken the position of Captain of the French team for the FFSA and will ...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
Opel signs new technical director
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Opel signs new technical director

The Opel Performance Center GmbH (OPC), responsible for all motorsport activities of the car manufacturer from Rüsselsheim, has attracted Wiet Huidekoper as a technical director for the involvement in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). With...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
Third Opel driver assessment
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Third Opel driver assessment

To round off Opel's driver assessment in Albacete, Spain, Marcel Tiemann and Frank Diefenbacher got behind the steering wheel of the Opel Astra V8 Coupé. Earlier, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Timo Glock had finished their test programme. Following the...

Sun 03 Nov 2002
Second Opel driver assessment
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Second Opel driver assessment

Following bright sunshine and temperatures in excess of 20 degrees, the Opel-team surprisingly was woken up by heavy rain showers at the second day of testing in Albacete, Spain. The track dried off only slowly, so that the continuation of the ...

Fri 01 Nov 2002
Opel begin driver assessment
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Opel begin driver assessment

Norberto Fontana, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Emanuel Collard and Timo Glock - these four drivers drove their first laps with the Opel Astra V8 Coupé at the race track in Albacete on Tuesday. It was the start of the driver assessment of the Opel ...

Fans celebrate at Abt racing show
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Fans celebrate at Abt racing show

It was probably the biggest party that the Allgäu region has ever seen: last week-end, some 70,000 visitors followed the invitation by Abt Sportsline and celebrated the 6th Abt Racin Show together with the new DTM-champions in Kempten. The fans...

Thu 31 Oct 2002
Strycek fourth overall at Nordschleife
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Strycek fourth overall at Nordschleife

The second outing of the Opel Astra V8 Coupé at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife ended with a considerable success. Driving all on his own, Opel motorsport director Volker Strycek finished fourth overall with the 462 hp strong DTM touring car in the...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
Abt racing show in Kempten
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Abt racing show in Kempten

6th Abt Racing Show in Kempten: Celebrating with the DTM-champions Anyone believing that the 2002 motorsport season is over after the ten exciting rounds of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) should now make a note about this event: from ...

2nd test for Opel at Nordschleife
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2nd test for Opel at Nordschleife

To prepare for a possible entry during the International ADAC 24-hour race 2003 at the Nürburgring, Opel will be carrying out a second test next Saturday, October 26. At the tenth and final round of the German endurance championship at the ...

Stars & Cars day 2002
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Stars & Cars day 2002

To round off this year's motorsport season, the traditional motorsport action day around the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the DaimlerChrysler factory in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim will be taking place on Saturday, November 2, 2002, from 10.00 till 16.00...

Tue 22 Oct 2002
Final standings after Hockenheim
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Final standings after Hockenheim

Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Team Points ---- ------------------------ ---- ----------------------- ------- 1. Laurent Aiello F Team Abt Sportsline 70 2. Bernd Schneider...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
Hockenheim: Mercedes-Benz race report
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Hockenheim: Mercedes-Benz race report

Mercedes-AMG/Vodafone win DTM Teams' Championship Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes) won the tenth and final round of the 2002 DTM at Hockenheim. After two safety car periods and rain in the second half of the race, Bernd clinched his...

Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline race report
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Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline race report

After Laurent Aiello had already secured the championship title at the penultimate round of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), the Team Abt Sportsline set off into the winter break with a podium place at the final round of the DTM: ...

Hockenheim: Opel race report
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Hockenheim: Opel race report

Fourth place for Opel in action-packed season finale Timo Scheider ended Opel's DTM season on a high with a strong fourth placed finish at the finale at Hockenheim on Sunday in front of 57,000 race fans. The race weekend for round ten of the...

Hockenheim: Race report
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Hockenheim: Race report

Victory for "rain king" Bernd Schneider at season final In front of 57,000 spectators at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg at the final round of the DTM, Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM) celebrated his second season victory. After a...

Hockenheim: Sunday race
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Hockenheim: Sunday race

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Laps --- -------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---------- ----- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG Mercedes 41:53.672 22 2. Mattias ...

Hockenheim: Sunday qualifying race
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Hockenheim: Sunday qualifying race

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Laps --- -------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---------- ----- 1. Laurent Aiello F Team Abt Sportsline +13:07.969 8 2. Bernd ...

Hockenheim: Sunday warmup
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Hockenheim: Sunday warmup

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Alain Menu CH Opel Euroteam 12 1:50.161 2. Bernd...

Sun 06 Oct 2002
Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline qualifying report
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Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline qualifying report

The battle of the year goes into the final round They have made their mark on the 2002 season of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) and their battle continues also during the final encounter of the year: during the season final at the ...

Hockenheim: Mercedes-Benz qualifying report
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Hockenheim: Mercedes-Benz qualifying report

Bernd Schneider on Pole Position 35 thousandths of a second ahead of Laurent Aiello The 13 fastest cars within one second Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes) will start tomorrow's tenth and final round of the 2002 DTM at Hockenheim from pole...

Hockenheim: Qualifying report
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Hockenheim: Qualifying report

The old and the new champ on the first row: first pole for Schneider Tomorrow, the old and the new champion will be standing next to each other on the first grid row for the qualification race at the season final of the DTM at the ...

Hockenheim: Saturday qualifying
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Hockenheim: Saturday qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG Mercedes 10 1:35.803 2. Laurent...

Hockenheim: Saturday practice
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Hockenheim: Saturday practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG Mercedes 18 1:35.750 2. Uwe Alzen ...

Sat 05 Oct 2002
Hockenheim: Friday combined practice
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Hockenheim: Friday combined practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Michael Bartels D Opel Team Holzer 25 1:37.099 2. Martin...

Hockenheim: Friday practices report
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Hockenheim: Friday practices report

Opel-driver Michael Bartels fastest on test day In the final minute, Michael Bartels set the fastest time with his Opel Astra V8 Coupé during the test day before the season final of the DTM at the "Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg". At the ...

Hockenheim: Friday first practice
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Hockenheim: Friday first practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Manuel Reuter D Opel Team Phoenix 26 1:50.055 2. Timo Scheider...

Fri 04 Oct 2002
Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline preview
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Hockenheim: Abt Sportsline preview

DTM champion Abt Sportsline has new goals coming to the final With Laurent Aiello having wrapped up the title in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) at Zandvoort last week-end, the ambitions of the Team Abt Sportsline from Kempten remain ...

Cecotto to drive for Opel at Hockenheim
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Cecotto to drive for Opel at Hockenheim

Johnny Cecotto to contest in final race at Hockenheim Two-time world motorcycle champion and ex-Formula 1 driver in Opel Euroteam V8 Coupé The two-time world motorcycle champion and former Formula 1 driver Johnny Cecotto will be contesting for...

Hockenheim: Opel preview
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Hockenheim: Opel preview

Hockenheim: 'New terrain' for Opel drivers The new DTM is now three years old and for the third time the final race will be staged at Hockenheim. But this time, the drivers will be venturing out on 'new terrain': The DTM will have its debut on...

Engine reliability with Opel
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Engine reliability with Opel

Reliable powerpack Opel V8 engine: 10,000 kilometres at racing speed without any trouble When the 2002 DTM (German Touring Car Masters) season ends at Hockenheim this coming weekend, the powerful V8 engines of the Opel Astra V8 Coupés will have...