Armin Schwarz newsletter 2009-05-15

Andreas Aigner: World Champion and AGM join forces Welcome, World Champion! Great news for us all: The reigning Production WRC World Champion joins us at AGM. Andreas Aigner (24) contests the Baja 500 with Armin Kremer, which takes off (5-7 ...

Andreas Aigner: World Champion and AGM join forces

Welcome, World Champion!

Great news for us all: The reigning Production WRC World Champion joins us at AGM. Andreas Aigner (24) contests the Baja 500 with Armin Kremer, which takes off (5-7 June) on the dusty stage in three weeks. Andreas is hugely talented. We saw that years ago at our junior selection programme and then he went on to brilliantly clinch his world championship title. And he has the guts to take on a duel man to man at high speed in thick dust. That's more the exception than the rule.

Now Andreas swaps his 280 hp production car for the 640 hp Buggy. This heavy monster handles totally differently but it won't be a problem for Andreas. I can imagine for a young sprinter like him, it'll not be easy to pace himself for the long way through the desert and conserve the car. And he has to, because the Buggy can withstand huge knocks, but if you're too rough with it, you destroy it.

Andreas will share the AGM cockpit with Armin Kremer, who does the first stint, before handing the Buggy over to Andreas for the second 250 mile stretch. I'm sharing the AGM Buggy with Martin Christensen, with me doing the first stint. For this reason, Martin and Andreas will drive the prerun together, which is a real blessing for Andreas. There's no better tutor of desert racing in the world than Martin. And Armin is delighted to receive support from such a hungry, fast and fit young driver. Armin is aiming for the podium. Last year he narrowly missed out on a top three result at the Primm 300.

Sal Fish, the boss of SCORE International, is also keen to welcome Andreas with open arms. A World Champion from Austria in the Mexican desert. That's very new -- the fans will love it.

Okay, we're ready and roaring to go! Not only do we have a new driver for the Baja 500 but also a new sponsor partner. The fine wire manufacturer Stamm from Germany produces fine and super fine wires as well as high performance wire electrodes and is known under the name of "StammCut" in Europe and in the USA: www.stammcut.de

While we are working at full revs for the Baja 500, preparations for the Baja 300 Powerdays Germany, to be held in the Lausitz region of Germany not far from Berlin, is also moving along at high speed. Take a look at our website: www.baja300-powerdays.com

Best wishes, Armin Schwarz

-credit: armin-schwarz.com

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Series Score , WRC
Drivers Armin Schwarz , Armin Kremer , Andreas Aigner