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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

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.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Most Popular


Porsche 911 Carrera S vs rivals: R8, Vantage, 570GT and Evora face off

The question is simple. Does the 992-generation 911 Carrera S still have the edge on its core rivals?
11 Jul 2020
Mercedes AMG GT

Technical specifications of 720bhp Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed

The Black Series has returned, with its latest and arguably greatest offering yet – the AMG GT Black Series
14 Jul 2020

2021 Ford Bronco revealed – an American icon reborn

The new Ford Bronco off-roader has been revealed stateside; a counterpoint to the Defender and Wrangler
14 Jul 2020
Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Porsche 911 GT2 RS receives 3D-printed pistons for 30bhp increase

The hardcore Porsche 911 GT2 RS has recieved high-tech 3D-printed pistons for increased performance
14 Jul 2020