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Motorsports club: hope for compromise

Motorsports club: hope for compromise

The motorsport club (MSC) albertshofen has a new and complete board of directors since tuesday evening. After the former chairman andreas rugamer had resigned and the office of treasurer had been vacant for a year, successors were found at the extraordinary general meeting.

In the groblangheim inn "zum hirschen", the previous entertainment director kerstin thomann was unanimously elected as the new chairman, as was the new treasurer gerhard fleischmann. Both were elected at the ADAC local club auber der reihe and are appointed for two years.

"The resignation of andreas rugamer has not made our situation any easier." Stefan zengerling acting chairman

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Christopher haase on the seasonal home stretch

Christopher haase on the seasonal home stretch

The motorsport season enters the home stretch. Christopher haase from kirchleus is letting it roll out slowly and is already looking back on a successful 2018: "it was a good season overall, i’m satisfied." Most recently, audi and the carcollection team used him in the long-distance race at the nurburgring – as a test driver, so to speak. The 31-year-old was able to drive the brand-new audi R8 LMS evolution, which will be used in the GT3 races in 2019, for the first time in a race.

"The differences from the previous R8 LMS lie primarily in the aerodynamics", haase explains. The even more streamlined front spoiler is particularly eye-catching. But because the new car has not yet been tested and approved by the organizers, haase and his teammate, DTM driver jamie green, had to start from the back of the grid in the SPX class, just like the new aston martin. In addition, all SPX cars were given an extra 20 seconds at each of the three pit stops.

Despite the handicap, haase and green drove at the 50. Barbarossa prize over a four-hour race distance to fifth place. "It was a good debut for the new car. The nurburgring is the ideal place to put a car through its paces, says the kirchleuser.

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German manufacturers want to sell more diesel cars

German manufacturers want to sell more diesel cars

German carmakers are backing the diesel despite all the debate. For climate protection, the share of diesel in new registrations, which has fallen sharply recently, must rise again, said bernhard mattes, president of the german association of the automotive industry (VDA), in berlin.

"We must not obscure our view of CO2 in the face of all the discussions about nitrogen dioxide," said mattes. "The future of the car is primarily electric." But internal combustion engines were still needed for a long time.

Diesel engines have been criticized for years for emitting harmful nitrogen dioxide, but they emit less climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) than gasoline engines. The industry will have to advertise more strongly again, said mattes.

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Further criticism of spd because of autopramie

further criticism of spd because of autopramie

After saying no to a general car-buying pram, daimler general works council head michael brecht takes a hard line with the SPD leadership.

Brecht told the deutsche presse-agentur that he himself and his colleagues from the automotive and supplier industry were "furious": "the SPD leadership has not understood."

"A wave of rationalization is rolling toward the german auto industry, with massive job cuts," brecht said. The industry had invested in growth, but now there was a threat of overcapacity that could not be bridged for three or four years. He doesn’t understand why the SPD leadership, of all people, didn’t understand this and vehemently opposed a purchase program for low-emission gasoline and diesel vehicles in the economic stimulus package. The party leadership had also not sought dialog with the works councils.

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How do you want to implement the energy transition??

How do you want to implement the energy transition??

The rules of our "everyone against everyone" series the federal elections are very simple: each candidate is allowed to ask one question to every other candidate. After the answer of the interviewee the questioner still has the possibility to react to it.
Today: stefan muller (CSU) asks helmut wenigen (grune) about the implementation of the energy transition.
Stefan muller: in 13 years, you want only emission-free new cars, exclusively electricity from renewable energy sources and "ecological modernization" the industrial society. Sounds good, but what does it mean in concrete terms, how do they plan to implement it and who is going to pay for it?

Helmut wening: everyone always pays! Even those who can do nothing about it. The ones who pay the least are the ones who got rich with their environmentally harmful products. Climate change is real and can only be slowed down through ecological production and environmentally conscious consumption. Not only does it sound good, it is also the only chance!

Stefan muller: unfortunately, that doesn't answer the question of how you intend to implement all this in concrete terms. The fact is that people in germany are dependent on reasonable energy costs and affordable individual mobility, especially in rural areas. I don't want these people to become the subject of an experiment with an uncertain outcome.