F1 news
    www.vandmasini.ro
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitional
+MotoGp News 2009
+Photo Moto Gp
+MotoGp News
+Photo Album Rally
+Photo Gallery Wrc
+Calendar Competitonal
+Rally Drivers
+Rally Co-Drivers
+Rally Monte-Carlo
+Rally Sweden
+Rally Mexico
+Rally Catalunya
+Rally Corsica
+Rally Argentina
+Rally Sardinia
+Rally Acropolis
+Rally Deutschland
+Rally Nestle Finland
+Rally Japan
+Rally Cyprus
+Rally Turkey
+Rally Australia
+Rally Team
+WRC Rally
+Albums F1 Photo Gallery +Formula 1 Photo Gallery +F1 Sexy Pit Babes Pics
+Calendar Competitonal
+Michael Schumacher F1
+Michael Schumacher
+Goodbye Michael Schumacher
+Formula 1 Pilots
+F1 Team
+F1 Sakhir Circuit
+F1 Sepang Circuit
+F1 Melbourne Circuit
+F1 Imola Circuit
+F1 Nurburgring Circuit
+F1 Barcelona Circuit
+F1 Monaco Circuit
+F1 Silverstone Circuit
+F1 Montreal Circuit
+F1 Indianapolis Circuit
+F1 Magny-cours Circuit
+F1 Hockenheim Circuit
+F1 Hungaroring Circuit
+F1 Istanbul Circuit
+F1 Monza Circuit
+F1 Spa-Francorchamps
+F1 Shanghai Circuit
+F1 Suzuka Circuit
+F1 Interlagos Circuit
+F1 News Arhive
+Formula 1 | F1 2006
+F1 News List
+Katie Price Photo Gallery +Jodie Marsh Pictures
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal +Red Bull Romaniacs 2006 +Rally Raid Sitemap
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Arhiva Stiri
+Anunturi
Three question to Christoph Beck
Service Vehicle Manager, Volkswagen Motorsport
With the opening two stages of the Dakar Rally the accompanying Volkswagen armada is also on the move each day. What tasks to the individual service vehicles have within the team?
"The spectrum of the service vehicles ranges
from the three Race Trucks – which deliver rapid assistance in the event of a problem – and four service trucks for tools and spare parts and additional equipment trucks and also the service Touareg and T5 vans which provide transport for the team members.”

A key subject during preparation of the cross country rally prototypes like the Race Touareg on the Dakar Rally was high altitudes. Were the service vehicles also specially prepared for crossing the Andes?
"To a large extent this wasn't even necessary. In this respect it goes without saying that you must also be able to rely on our service vehicles. With the production-based Touareg and T5 vans the base is designed anyway for these loads, with the trucks modifications require plenty of work. However the expected power loss through the lower oxygen content in the air won't cause any problems.”

How important are the service vehicles for a factory team like Volkswagen?
"Only the teams with a good service fleet and good mechanics can also guarantee comprehensive maintenance of the rally vehicles. In addition to pure manpower in a team, reliable vehicles for transporting man and material are also vital. Furthermore, it is the task of Race Trucks to assist the rally vehicles on the stages should problems occur. They are also the only permitted assistance during the marathon day between Copiapó and Fiambalá. So, they must not only arrive quickly at the scene but also reach the finish on each day reliably.”



     Volkswagen first and second overall after stage two
     Schlesser and Pellicer win in solo
     Commanding lead for Coma on first stage of Dakar
     Volkswagen fill second to fourth positions
     Cautious start to punishing Dakar Rally
     Volkswagen hold second to fourth on the opening leg from the Dakar
     Time lost for Despres, no illusions for Coma
     Al Attiyah leads, misfortune for Chicherit
     Same racers win again
     Dakar Stage 1 preview

     Last News at infoRally

     Raliul Deltei castigat de Francois Delcour
     Bottas drove a solid race and Maldonado crashed on Monaco GP
     No points for Sauber on Monaco GP
     Best Sahara Force India result ever on Monaco GP
     Red Bull placed two cars on the podium in Monaco
..::Rally Cars For Sale::..
Anunturi Masini de Vanzare
Adauga Anunt
infoRally RSS
Add to My AOL
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google
Custom Search
..:: Game Suggestion ::..

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer.
Get It!
..::Rally Newsletter::..
.::info Rally Suggestions::.
.::Car Reviews::.
..::info Rally TOP::..