Sebastien Ogier broke a series of rallies without a win in Germany after coming to the finish line with a 20-second lead over Dani Sord. “I missed the victories, I missed them very much,” the overjoyed Frenchman said. "I haven't fought to win with Andreas and Thierry in a long time." Second and third place went to Hyundai racers Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville. The team rivals clashed for second place, and the latter was 0.1 seconds too slow to overtake Sorda.
This is what the fall looked like, which did not take away Tim Gajser's advantage in the overall standings in yesterday's second race for MXGP in Germany. Tim proved once again that he is an excellent racer and that even a fall does not get him off track. We can also remember the race in Latvia, where, despite the fall, he took the lead in the overall standings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZv0umDKvUE
Tim Novak and Uroš Ocvirk recorded the track at the German World Rally Championship and met the Ford Fiesta R2T and its competitors for the first time at the official test (the so-called Shakedown). First impression? Great! “I drove Shakedown five times and even though we tested a combination of different tires, it was faster each time. Although we didn’t look at the time achieved at all, as I was driving a Fiesta and DMACK tires for the first time, I ended up in the golden middle. Of course, most of the reserves are in fast corners, but the race will be long and it would be stupid if it took off from the track in the first kilometers, "said Tim from Germany. He also said that the position of the Ford Fiesta R2T, with which he will compete in the DMACK Fiesta Trophy Cup, is almost better than in the Škoda Fabia R2, and the engine pulls nicely from 4.000 to 7.000 rpm.
In Munich these days, they have two good reasons to celebrate, as they have achieved record production figures in two different locations (Germany and South Africa) in the form of two million produced BMW 1 Series and one million manufactured BMWs in southern Africa… First the production jubilee in the form of one million manufactured BMWs was reached on 26 February at the Rosslyn factory, which the Bavarians had set up back in 1973 in the South African city of Pretoria. Currently, the factory, which has already made cars for export, employs about 3.700 people, although it feeds far more Africans (along with component suppliers employing about 36.000 people, about 43.000 are tied to the BMW brand). Last year alone, Africans produced 68.771 new specimens
Thierry Neuville recorded Hyundai’s historic first World Rally Rally victory today following a serious accident at Friday’s shakedown. The Belgian started the race weekend with an overturned car, but after it really went down, he stayed focused and didn't make any major mistakes, while it was because of them that the first favorites, Sebastien Ogier, Jeri-Matti Latvala and Chris Meeke. Neuville led to the finish line with a 40.7-second lead over team-mate Dani Sordo. “This win is really special,” Nuville said after the win. "We did an amazing job. I can only thank the team that accidentally repaired the car. Unbelievable. I would never have thought we could achieve such a good result here. We put pressure on the rivals all the time and won," he added.
Hyundai is facing a two-time victory before the end of the rally at the rally in Germany, after Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke lost the lead after a chaotic Sunday morning. Latvala led before the start of Sunday's part of the German rally, and then smashed his car on the first HP of the day. Meeke thus took the lead, taking the test the fastest and increasing his lead over Hyundai racer Thierry Neuville to 8.4 seconds. But the slippery track took another turn. Meeke crashed into a wall with his Citroen DS3 after only a few hundred meters of the next test and left the lead to Neuville, which has to safely drive only two more tests to the finish line of the rally, giving the Korean manufacturer its first victory in the world rally.
The organizers of the race for the German Grand Prix pointed the finger at Sebastian Vettl again for a poor attendance at the event. But this time, of course, not because of his dominance, but because of his criticisms of Formula One. The last three races before Germany, ie Canada, Austria and Great Britain, were completely sold out, but the German race was watched by only 52.000 spectators, which is 30 percent less than in 2012, claims the racecourse consultant, Katja Heim, who is convinced that viewers were distracted from viewing by the fact that Vettel strongly criticized the sound of the new engines. "Sebastian's critical comments about Formula One and his race car in many interviews have in no way helped increase interest in the show. People trust the four-time world champion more than the sellers,
After the football match between Germany and Brazil, the organizers of the race for the German Grand Prix regretted the marketing move with which they decided to sell the last tickets to watch the race. Before the match, they offered a discount of 11 euros for each goal that the German national team will score against the Brazilians, and the Germans scored a record seven goals, which made the tickets for sale for 77 euros less than the regular price.
Ferrari has announced that Kimi Raikkonen, who crashed into a protective fence in the first lap of the race for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, will be fully prepared for the German Grand Prix, the only questionable question is his performance in the tests next week. The Finn drove off the track in one of the bends, and on his way back to the track he drove into a ditch along the track, which caused his car to lift and then turn into a protective fence, and from there back over the track, crashing into Williams racer Felipe. Mass. The 2007 champion limped into a medical car, which he transported to a medical center for a mandatory medical examination, where no serious injuries other than bruises and bruises were detected. Ferrari reported that Raikkonen felt pain in his ankle, knee and hip
The seven-time Formula One world champion will once again take part in the championship race this year, where he will be fighting for Germany's seventh victory. The German was the first to register for the race and will probably defend the German flag together with Vettl, with whom he has worked well in recent years, as he says: "After last year's successful race, I announced that I will compete in this race this year as well. It will be a very interesting race for me, as I will be fighting for my seventh victory. Together with Sebastian, we form a very competitive team, as we both have only one goal with the visor closed - to reach the goal first. So get ready for the German team. ”The championship race will take place this year between December XNUMX and XNUMX, in the Thai capital Bangkok.