|SPECIAL: Schwarz and AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck at Deutschland Rally|
The SCORE Championship may be on its summer break in the USA and Mexico, but Armin Schwarz and All German Motorsports are continuing full steam ahead with a guest appearance at home in Germany. The AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck will be flown from the USA to Germany in time to turn heads at the upcoming ADAC Deutschland Rally (21 to 24 August) around Trier.
With their “desert lizard”, Schwarz and AGM will add a real Baja feeling to the German round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). On Saturday, 23 August, the Trophy Truck will tackle the legendary Panzerplatte stage. This special stage on a former military training area of the US Army has always been one of the highlights of the German rally. Schwarz knows the Panzerplatte well from his time in the European and World Rally Championships, but to tackle the event with the mighty Trophy Truck will be a totally new experience for him.
Schwarz and AGM will first conduct demo runs on the Panzerplatte stage with the Trophy Truck, with the impressive racing monster on display all day Saturday for fans to admire up close. “It’s a great opportunity for us to be on show for the many rally fans who come to the Rally Deutschland every year, particularly to see the Panzerplatte stage,” says Schwarz. “Fans, come and see us – we’re looking forward to meeting you.”
Schwarz is not “only” there to be seen with his Trophy Truck, he will also take part in the “rolling autograph session” with the original rally car with which he won the 1987 German Rally Championship – the Audi Coupé Quattro. Even as far back as 1987, Schwarz enjoyed great success with his partners Schaeffler – LuK, INA and FAG.
Another highlight on the programme: a kind of “yellow-green Pas de deux”. At the wheel of his SCORE Trophy Truck, Schwarz will encounter the reigning DTM champion Mike Rockenfeller in his Audi RS 5 DTM. The two vehicles could not be more different – and yet they have something very obvious in common: the distinctive Schaeffler Racing Design. Plans include a power duel between the Trophy Truck and Audi RS 5 DTM.
Schwarz and AGM also use their visit to the ADAC Deutschland Rally to further promote Baja racing and their Baja project in Europe. “For this reason I’d like to specifically invite media representatives who are at the Deutschland rally. I’d be very pleased if they could drop by the Panzerplatte and I get the chance to share a little of the Baja fascination,” said Schwarz.
The Trophy Truck will be on display on Saturday, 21 August, at the special stages 9 &13 Arena Panzerplatte in the fan area.
2014/08/14 | 16:45 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/SCHWARZ