Armin Schwarz newsletter 2009-07-03

Buggys on the ocean, air traffic over Lausitz controlled Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors, After our great double podium result at the Baja 500 -- Martin and I were second, Armin Kremer and Andy Aigner third -- things...

Buggys on the ocean, air traffic over Lausitz controlled

Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors,

After our great double podium result at the Baja 500 -- Martin and I were second, Armin Kremer and Andy Aigner third -- things continued at racing speed with our Buggys being prepared for the Baja 300 Powerdays Germany. Martin and the boys from AGM actually managed the feat of overhauling our two race vehicles within one week.

Nightshift at AGM - The lights didn't go off for a week

During this express regimen the lights burned non-stop at our team basis in Escondido. AGM checked and prepared everything from the engines to the shock absorbers in three shifts every day. Martin admitted to me afterwards that for the first time in his life he was actually happy after this marathon effort not to set his eyes on a Buggy for a while.

Now the Buggys and spares are safely packed and cross the Atlantic in a ship to arrive in Europe on 20th July. A short time later things really heat up: On 24th and 25th July the Baja 300 Powerdays Germany takes off in the Lausitz region of Germany. Originally our idea was for the US and European offroad stars to meet, but now it's grown into an international summit of worldwide gravel aces.

Racecar preparation: precision work in express mode

Our 640 hp machines will perform alongside the 850 hp Trophy Trucks manned by US superstars, World Rally Cars and S 2000 rockets helmed by World and European champions, motocross bikes from the three renowned works teams BMW, Husqvarna, KTM, with cross and freestyle aces. We are all impatient for the action to start on the 2,350 metre purpose-built track.

And by the time we kick-off we will have learned a huge amount. For instance, that freestylers and stunt artists can precisely plan and predict their flight path of 50, 60 metres with their cars and motorbikes. The angle, the length of the run-up, the height, even the foundations and surface of the tracks can be specified by these unbelievable experts. When two or three of these stunt fliers fly through the air on what looks like a collision course, and the whole act looks unmanageable, this air show is in fact controlled as precisely as the airspace over an airport. If you want to know more about our mega show in the Lausitz, whet your appetite by taking a look at our website:

www.baja300-powerdays.com

I'll be back with you in another two weeks.

Until then
Best regards,
Armin Schwarz

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