• World’s first electric rally one-make cup starts at Rally Stemweder Berg
• Double DTM Champion Timo Scheider makes his rally debut in the Corsa-e Rally
• Actor Roman Knižka and model Ashley as co-drivers in VIP Corsa

The long-awaited starting signal for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup will be given next weekend. The venue for the opening round of the world’s first electric rally one-make cup is the ADAC Rally Stemweder Berg around Lübbecke on the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. Thirteen teams from five nations will be present with their Opel Corsa-e Rally at the start of the 2021 German Rally Championship.

The guest start of double DTM champion Timo Scheider will also generate special interest. “Learn a lot, bring the Corsa-e Rally to the finish in one piece, don’t embarrass myself and have a lot of fun,” the 42-year-old outlines his personal goals for the first rally of his successful career. Experienced co-driver Tobias Braun will ensure that the current World Rallycross Championship driver is always aware of the upcoming challenges on and off the special stages.

Another Corsa-e Rally will tackle the special stages ahead of the actual field of participants in the ADAC Rally Stemweder Berg, and this with changing co-drivers. During the first two special stages on Friday, podcasters Max and Jakob will occupy the “hot seat” of the 100 kW/136 hp electric car, and the following day, pilot and Opel Motorsport development driver Volker Strycek is looking forward to two more well-known passengers.

Actor and Opel fan Roman Knižka will experience the rally in Stemwede just as closely as model Ashley. The 23-year-old from Munich won the coveted Opel job in this year’s 16th season of "Germany’s Next Top Model" at a photo shoot with the Mokka.

The starting signal for the Corsa-e Rally teams will be given on Friday evening at 17:01. There are eight special stages in total, unfortunately without spectators, due to the pandemic. The ADAC Opel e Rally Cup 2021 consists of seven rounds with the international highlight on the last weekend of August at the Barum Czech Rally Zlín, the Czech round of the FIA European Rally Championship.

Über die Opel Automobile GmbH

Opel is one of the largest European car manufacturers and a leader in the reduction of CO2 emissions thanks to its extensive electrification offensive. The company was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, in 1862 and started building automobiles in 1899. Opel is part of Stellantis NV, a global leader created for the new era of sustainable mobility as a result of the merger between Groupe PSA and FCA Group in January 2021. Together with its British sister brand Vauxhall, the company is represented in more than 60 countries around the globe. Opel is currently consistently implementing its electrification strategy to secure sustainable success and ensure that the future mobility demands of customers are met. By 2024, an electrified variant of each Opel model will be available. This strategy is part of the company plan PACE! with which Opel will become sustainably profitable, global and electric. Visit https://int-media.opel.com

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Opel Automobile GmbH
65423 Rüsselsheim
Telefon: +49 (6142) 7-70
Telefax: +49 (6142) 77-8409

Axel Seegers
Manager Marken- und Motorsport-Kommunikation
Telefon: +49 (6142) 69-22501
E-Mail: axel.seegers@stellantis.com
Marcus Lacroix
Telefon: +49 (7531) 9228106
E-Mail: ml@opel-motorsport.com
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