Diversity is key in the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup |  Opel

Diversity is key in the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup | Opel

  • ADAC Rallye Sulingen marks the opening of the 2023 ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe” season
  • Teams from seven nations will compete in eight exciting races
  • Three female crews won the first public electric racing world cup

Rüsselsheim. Thanks to an international group of participants and an interesting race calendar, this yearADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe” has become more interesting. Teams from seven nations will compete in the third season of the world’s first eSports rally. The season will start on May 5 and 6 at the ADAC Actronics Rallye in Sulingen with the third Opel Corsa Rally Electric from 100 kW/136 HP will be driven by an all-female crew!

The Romanian couple made up of Cristiana Oprea and Alexia Parteni, who already participated last year, will be joined this season by two French crews who will compete in the FFSA Academy, the funding program of the French Motor Sports Federation.

Sarah Rumeau (28) celebrated her second title in the French Rally Championship classification for women last season. His co-driver is Julie Amblard. Cindy Gudet will be behind the second wheel of the Opel Corsa Rally Electric in FFSA colours. The 27-year-old has already made a name for herself in mountain racing. Five French championship titles speak for themselves. The newcomer to the rally will be joined by experienced co-driver Cécile Marie.

Among the other teams, the Germans Max Reiter (23, Dillingen), Joe Baur (24, Renchen) and Christian Lemke (22, Martfeld), the Swede Calle Carlberg (22), Luca Pröglhöf from Austria (23) and Jari from the Netherlands. van Hoof (20) have already gained cup experience and are therefore undoubtedly among the favourites. The veterans face strong competition from new players Johannes Wittenbeck (24, Emmering), Terence Callea (26, France), Anthony Rott (23, France), David-Efraim Tarta (21, Romania) and Armiche Mendoza Silva (21, Spain).

The ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup 2023 features eight demanding events. Three races will be held in Germany as part of the German Rally Championship. Rounding out the calendar are other races in France (Rallye du Vosges Grand-Est and Rallye Mont-Blanc, Morzine), Austria (Rallye Weiz) and for the first time also in Switzerland (Rallye du Chablais). The highlight of the season is the Central European Championship Final in October, where for the first time the participants of the electric rally cup will compete as part of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship.

Participants of the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup 2023

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e01 Calle Carlberg (S) Torbjörn Carlberg (S)

e02 Max Reiter (D) Cornelia Nemenich (D)

e03 Terence Callea (F) Enzo Mahinc (F)

e04 Christian Lemke (F) Stephan Schneeweiss (F)

e05 Anthony Rott (F) Adrien Rott (F)

e06 Joe Baur (D) Fabian Peter (D)

e07 David-Efraim Tarta (RO) Mihail Sandu (RO)

e08 Luca Pröglhöf (A) Christina Ettel (A)

e09 Jari van Hoof (NL) Colin Wils (NL)

e10 Johannes Wittenbeck (D) Christian Koke (D)

e11 Sarah Rumeau (F) Julie Amblard (F)

e12 Cristiana Oprea (RO) Alexia Parteni (RO)

e13 Cindy Gudet (F) Cécile Marie (F)

e14 Hosts Mendoza Silva (E)* nbd

e15 Jens Dralle (D)** Jara Hain (D)

* does not compete in Sulingen

* competes only in Sulingen

Date ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe”

5/6 May ADAC Rallye Sulingen D

2/3 June Rallye du Chablais, Aigle CH

June 17/18 Vosges Grand-Est public meeting, Gérardmer F

July 14/15 Rallye Weiz A

18/19 August ADAC Saarland-Pfalz Rallye, St. Wendell D

1/2 September Rallye Mont-Blanc, Morzine F

29/30 September ADAC Rallye Stemweder Berg, Lübbecke D

27-29 October Central European Conference, Passau D/A/CZ

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