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Opel returns to motorsport

Opel has confirmed that it will be returning to motorsport, taking the Astra to circuit racing and the Adam rallying

Opel has confirmed that it will be making a return to motorsport in 2013, with the Astra OPC and Adam – bringing back the iconic white, yellow and black colour scheme of the old rallying Mantas and DTM Calibras.

The Astra will be competing in the popular VLN endurance championships, with the season highlight expected to be at the Nurburgring, as well as its very own Opel Astra OPC cup, with the focus squarely on building a German motorsports presence.

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With its eye on developing future talent and building the Opel brand in key European markets Opel has developed a rally cup version of the Adam. The customer cars have been built to FIA R2 standards, and Opel will be running the ADAC Opel Rally Cup, specifically for the new car. Opel promises the chance of further progression for talented drivers as the series unfolds.

The overall aim of two racing programs is to provide stepping-stones for young ambitious drivers to nurture their talent at a reasonable cost.

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