Opel has made an official media release on their interests back into the world of motorsports with great ambitions in both Circuit Racing & on Rally Stages. Their immediate attack plan is with their new compact car Opel ADAM with R2 specs for the rally & new Opel Astra OPC for circuit racing.
Opel had a strong presence in their early years of rallying, initial years dating back to the 1970's with their winning driver being none other than Walter Roehrl in Opel Ascona 400. The new generations rally & racing cars will definitely open up a new chapter into the world of Motorsport. The future of Motorsport is definitely looking good.
The official media release is as below [media release link here].
Rally: Professional talent development in cooperation with the ADAC
Circuit: “Astra OPC Cup” part of the VLN endurance championships
An especially attractive benefits package is being offered for private competitors, which is not limited to top performance and affordable cutting edge racing technology. In addition to the rally project, there is a pot of money with attractive cash prizes. Additionally, customers benefit from competitively priced spare parts as well as technical and organizational support on and off the race track.
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