8,000 tough rally kilometres across Southern Europe and Africa – and everybody can follow the Volkswagen factory team live and up close throughout the Dakar Rally: The Internet portal www.volkswagen-motorsport.com is dedicated with immediate effect to the desert classic.
The Volkswagen Motorsport website presents extensive coverage of the legendary desert rally including real-time results, the day’s latest television footage, breaking news, comments from the Volkswagen team, interesting background information and much more.
Satellite supported technology delivers results in real time
On Saturday, 6 January in Lisbon (Portugal) when the 29th edition of the famous Dakar Rally starts, the so-called “IriTrack” system is available free-of-charge to every visitor of the www.volkswagen-motorsport.com website. The satellite supported technology shows the position of each Volkswagen Race Touareg during every stage in real-time, and also gives information about the start, intermediate and total times. This allows visitors to comfortably follow events as they unfold, and see which team is in front at the finish on 21 January in Dakar (Senegal). The IriTrack-System is available, just like the complete website, in the German, English, and French languages and requires the free-of-charge Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com).
The best action scenes before they appear on television
“Dakar TV” in the Internet: The first motion pictures of the Dakar Rally are broadcast every day around 21:00 by www.volkswagen-motorsport.com in a daily-review and background magazine. The daily-review screens the day’s best action pictures, summarises the sporting events and highlights the leader board. The magazine looks behind the scenes of this cross country classic and captures the atmosphere in the bivouac. The three minute films are available in German and English. The Adobe Flash Player is also required to play them.
Huge Internet coverage of “Dakar”
The Volkswagen websites www.volkswagen.com and those edited for children and youths www.volkswagen-kinderleicht.de and www.volkswagen-startklar.de offer a full programme including multimedia-specials, an online-game, competitions and background articles about the world’s longest and toughest rally. Information from the event organiser ASO can be found at www.dakar.com.