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Mini Countryman WRC on Stage

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It’s a new entry in the rallyscene, the Mini Countryman WRC and it’s doing well. I came across this movie where it is driving during a stage on a beautiful mountain road (with tarmac, that is) and shows a well-controlled oversteer. Have a look yourself!

 

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Written by joostboers

13/08/2011 at 8:33 am

Tim Coronel’s electric buggy takes off

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Panamericana in the Atacama Desert southern Pe...

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Rally driver Tim Coronel has introduced the new electrical buggy for the 2012 editon of the Dakar. It has as basis the McRae 4*2 buggy but fitted with an electrical drivetrain. The technical installation is taken care of by All Green Vehicles in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. With Prodakar Tim Coronel won the solo class of the most demanding rally in the world. Now the prototype is ready to be used, it will be subject to a severe test in various weather types, roads in different states of degredation.This year, the extremely hot and dry Atacama desert can be the deciding factor in the endurance race through South America. So a test programme will take the team to the Netherlands, Spain, France and Morocco. The experiences gained during the tests will lead to the final design of the EV rally car.

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06/07/2011 at 6:50 pm

Full-electric Dakar Participant

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Tim Coronel onthulde op Syntens elektrische mo...

The Dakar is a heavy rally and requires a lot. Tim Coronel, in his quest to improve, was first looking into making the buggy lighter – as many did. Until he met up with Aalbers Industries, who gave him into consideration to go full-electric. Knowledge to create this kind of rally car is obtained by Novolectric and All Green Vehicles. Also TU professor Wubbo Ockels is participating in this initiative. Doing so, they are looking into equipping the service trucks with solar panels.

In 2012 Tim is racing with Pro Dakar again. The Dakar organisation ASO is looking into the electric project with interest as this can be an incentive to make the rally greener. Tim Coronel at least is adding a new dimension to the event, and to the sport.

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27/04/2011 at 12:02 pm

Tim Coronel start raceteam

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Tom Coronel driving SEAT Leon at Marrakech (20...

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Het Coronel Racing Team zal in 2011 met vier nieuwe coureurs de strijd aan gaan om het kampioenschap in de Radical Benelux Cup. Teambazen Tim en Tom Coronel maakte deze week bekend dat zij met twee Radical SR3-RS-en een gooi gaan doen om de titel in deze spectaculaire nieuwe klasse binnen te halen. Het Coronel Racing  Team verwelkomde daarom ook vier nieuwe gezichten binnen het team en dat zijn zeker niet de minste namen op racegebied. Marc Koster, Bertus Sanders, Tim van Gog en Marth de Graaf zullen de gelederen komen versterken met maar één doel voor ogen, het kampioenschap!
Formido Swift Cup
Na een aantal jaren succesvol geweest te zijn in de Formido Swift Cup gooit het Coronel Racing Team het in 2011 over een andere boeg.  Met de komst van de nieuwe Radical Benelux Cup heeft de Nederlandse autosport er een volwassen klasse bij gekregen en zowel Tim als Tom Coronel waren meteen enthousiast. Toch zal het team ook in 2011 in de Formido Swift Cup actief blijven met de snelle Bart van Os. Van Os maakte vorig jaar zijn debuut bij het team in de Formido Swift Cup en wil dit jaar voor de podiumplaatsen gaan strijden en is een goede outsider voor het kampioenschap in deze competitieve klasse. Of  Bart van Os concurrentie gaat krijgen vanuit zijn eigen team is op dit moment nog niet duidelijk, maar er wordt nog onderhandelt over het inzetten van een tweede Suzuki Swift.

Radical Benelux Cup
Met ervaren coureurs als Marc Koster en Bertus Sanders denkt het Coronel Racing Team een winnende equipe binnengehaald te hebben. Zowel Koster als Sanders hebben hun sporen in de racerij reeds verdient en lieten tijdens de Final 4 zien dat zij de snelheid in de Radical SR3-RS hebben gevonden. Koster en Sanders vielen in leidende positie uit met een versnellingsbak probleem, maar domineerden het hele weekend. Marc Koster en Bertus Sanders kennen elkaar  goed en werden in 2008 kampioen in de Toerwagen Diesel Cup met een BMW 120d en in 2010 reden Koster en Sanders met een Porsche in de Dutch GT4.

Local results in Rallye Monte Carlo

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The car of the Loosdrecht equipe

The Datusin 240Z that took a carload of prizes home

The team of Herman van Oldenmark/ Fred Hak from Loosdrecht, The Netherlands, has participated to the Rallye Monte Carlo this year. Out of the 328 starting participants, they finished on the 34th place. They won the first place in their class. A good performance with their Datsun 240Z! As usual, they had to face snow and ice during the stages whcih included the Col de Turini. The roads were even more icy than usual as the spectators arrived. Finally, they were the best Dutch participants, the best Datsun (because they were the only Datsun?), winner of Category III and 34th overall.

 

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07/02/2011 at 11:01 pm

WRC or What is Rally

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Since I have updated the rally calendar page and the Dakar has started (and first victims fell already). WRC has as a video showing how beautiful the sport is!

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12/01/2011 at 9:51 pm

Dakar, Day 1: Just the Road

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The Prologue of the 2011 Dakar, Tim Coronel in his buggy

The Prologue of the 2011 Dakar, Tim Coronel in his buggy

Dakar 2011 is to start today in Buenos Aires, passing the obelisk at Avenue – 9 July. A total of 377 linking kilometres will bring the racers to Victoria. This stage is not timed and no points are to earn for this day. The crews can enjoy the encouragement of the crowd cheering at the road sides. According to the organisation, the Dakar is important for the for the image of Argentina as the world can have a better access to the culture, traditions and population of the country. Last year, about 4 million people were watching the event. However, safety is a concern for the organisation as the people apparently want to watch the Dakar rally too closely.

Written by joostboers

01/01/2011 at 3:49 pm

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