Kahle/Schünemann: „Wir wollten es unbedingt ins Ziel schaffen“

MCH_8458Rallye Marokko 2013 – Interview Matthias Kahle & Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann

21. Oktober 2013 – Für das HS RallyeTeam stand die Rallye Marokko (13.-19. Oktober) unter keinem guten Stern: Durch technische Probleme war das Team schon früh weit abgeschlagen. Im Interview erklären Matthias Kahle und Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann, warum Aufgeben trotzdem keine Option war und wie es ist, auf einer Etappe das halbe Starterfeld zu überholen. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Marocco Rallye 2013, Stage 6 – Upbeat end for the HS RallyeTeam

Happy for one day in normal business: Driver  Matthias Kahle

Happy for one day in normal business: Driver Matthias Kahle

October 19th 2013 – Rush Hour in the desert: The HS RallyeTeam finished the Marocco Rallye with a sensational performance. Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann passed 37 competitors on the last stage. Despite the numerous overtaking manoeuvres, the German team norrowly missed a top ten position. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Rallye Marokko 2013, Etappe 6 – Versöhnliches Ende für das HS RallyeTeam

Freude im Ziel freudlosen Tagen

Freude im Ziel nach freudlosen Tagen

19. Oktober 2013 – Rush Hour in der Wüste: Das HS RallyeTeam hat die Rallye Marokko mit einer sensationellen Leistung beendet. Auf der letzten Etappe überholten Matthias Kahle und Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann 37 Konkurrenten. Trotz der vielen Überholmanöver verpassten die Deutschen eine Top-Ten-Platzierung nur ganz knapp. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Marocco Rallye 2013, Stage 5 – Short day for the HS RallyeTeam

Waterloo in Marokkos Staub, auch der 5. Tag ohne Glück.

Waterloo in the Moroccean Desert, no luck at day five either.

October 18th 2013 –  For the HS RallyeTeam, the Marocco Rallye still runs under the motto „it never rains, but it pours“. Today, a broken pipeline in the power steering system bursted and caused an early end of the fifth stage for Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann. Nevertheless, the team from Hamburg will not give up. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Rallye Marokko 2013, Etappe 5 – Kurzer Tag für das HS RallyeTeam

Waterloo in Marokkos Staub, auch der 5. Tag ohne Glück.

Waterloo in Marokkos Staub, auch der 5. Tag ohne Glück.

18. Oktober 2013 – Für das HS RallyeTeam steht die Rallye Marokko weiter unter dem Motto „ein Unglück kommt selten“. Heute besiegelte ein geplatzter Servoschlauch den verfrühten Feierabend für Matthias Kahle und Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann. Dennoch steckt das Team aus Hamburg nicht auf. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Marocco Rallye 2013, Stage 4 – Press Release HS RallyeTeam does not give up the fight

MCH28826October 17th 2013 – Despite new technical problems on the fourth stage of the Marocco Rallye, Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann do not give up the competition. After the successful repair of the V-belt tension the HS RallyeTeam is planning a final spurt for the last two rallye days. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Rallye Marokko 2013, Etappe 4 – Pressemitteilung HS RallyeTeam beweist weiterhin Kampfgeist

MCH2881817. Oktober 2013 – Trotz der erneuten technischen Probleme auf der vierten Etappe
der Rallye Marokko bleiben Matthias Kahle und Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann
kämpferisch. Nach erfolgreicher Reparatur der Keilriemen-Spannrolle will das HS
RallyeTeam an den letzten beiden Rallyetagen einen Schlussspurt hinlegen. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Marocco Rallye 2013, Stage 3 – Press Release HS RallyeTeam pursued by misfortune

Rallye Marokko Etappe 3Oktober 16th 2013 – The ups and downs do not stop for the HS RallyeTeam: The third stage of the desert rallye was going well for Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann, when suddenly a loud bang in the gearbox put a spoke in their wheel. Nevertheless, after the repairs the team is going to attack the fourth stage tomorrow.

It were not only the midsummer-like 40°C in the shade that made Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann sweat during the third stage of the Marocco Rallye. When navigator Schünemann switched on the ventilation system on the connection stage –the SAM 30D CC does not have air conditioning- the ignition suddenly switched off. This electric problem probably was also the reason for the engine misfire yesterday, so precautionary there will not be ventilation for the copilot from Hamburg in the second half of the rallye.

Kahle/Schünemann started the 250 kilometer long Special from position twelve and made up ground quickly. After 70 kilometers, on place nine, a loud bang in the cockpit signaled the end of the stage for the HS RallyeTeam. The burst gearwheels of the fifth of six gears were flying around in the gearbox. Kahle/Schünemann there and then decided to risk a complete write-off of the gearbox. They turned around and slowly took the shorter way back to the biwak. Winner of the day was Orlando Terranova (Mini All4Racing). The Argentinian was able to increase his overall lead over his pursuers Patrick Sireyjol (SMG Buggy) and Boris Garafulic (Mini All4 Racing) to 24 minutes.

The mechanics of the team from Hamburg replaced the gearbox of the SAM 30D CC, so that Kahle/Schünemann can roll to the starting line of the fourth stage tomorrow – even if it is still unclear from which position. The HS RallyeTeam has already used its joker in respect to the reclassification, but tries to get a special authorization. Otherwise the German team will have to tackle the competition from behind.

Matthias Kahle: „At the beginning of the stage we cleary recognized that the SAM’s performance is far better than it was during the Rallye Dakar. You feel the increase in performance by eight percent with each acceleration. We had a really good speed until the gearbox broke down. Now we hope that our request for reclassification will be accepted. Overall we are lagging behind anyway and hope that the organizer shares our security concerns for the case that we have to move forward through the whole field.“

Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann: „We were just about to overtake a competitor when there was a sudden loud bang in the cockpit. We had to decide that it did not make sense to continue the stage under these circumstances. If we had had a chance for a good position, we might have continued. But we did not want to risk the lose gearwheels to block the gearbox. Then we could have gotten stuck in the middle of nowhere. Despite of the difficulties, we will not give up and fight for a top position tomorrow!“

Next: Stage 4, On the route of the mummy, Distance: 361 km, Special: 295 km

Sand, sand and even more sand is waiting for the competitors on the fourth stage of the Marocco Rallye. The idyllic landscapes between Zagora and Erfoud especially require a good overview for the navigation. But the 295 kilometer long stage has another highlight: It leads through the area where the Hollywood blockbuster „The Mummy“ was filmed.

Results Marocco Rallye 2013 after Stage 3 of 6

Pos. Pilot / Copilot Vehicle

Total time

1. Terranova/Fiuza Mini All4 Racing

7:42:27h

2. Sireyjol/Beguin SMG Buggy

+24:53m

3. Garafulic/Picard Mini All4 Racing

+33:39m

4. Ten Brinke/Baumel HRX Ford

+41:00m

5. Vasilyev/Yevtyekhov Mini All4 Racing

+44:36m

6. Rakhimbayev/Zhiltsov Toyota Hilux Pickup

+51:10m

7. Wevers/Lurquin HRX Ford

+56:11m

8. Dabrowski/Czachor Toyota Hilux Pickup

+56:32m

9. Issabayev/Ashimov Toyota Hilux Pickup

+57:50m

10. Van Merksteijn/Chevallier Toyota Hilux Pickup

+1:21:24m

70. Kahle/Schünemann SAM 30D CC

+44:13:38m

Positions HS RallyeTeam

SAM 30D CC

1

2

3

4

5

6

Daily results

66

12

71

Overall

66

53

70

Rallye Marokko 2013, Etappe 3 – Pressemitteilung HS RallyeTeam erneut vom Pech verfolgt

Stage 3 Rallye Oilibya Maroc16. Oktober 2013 – Die Berg- und Talfahrt des HS RallyeTeams bei der Rallye Marokko geht weiter: Matthias Kahle und Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann waren auch am dritten Tag der Wüstenrallye gut unterwegs, bis ihnen ein lauter Knall im Getriebe einen Strich durch die Rechnung machte. Mit neuer Gangwechseleinheit will das Team morgen wieder angreifen. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen

Marocco Rallye 2013, Stage 2 – Press Release A short night and a day nearly perfect for the HS RallyeTeam

Nearly a perfect day - for a stone washed car...

Nearly a perfect day – for a stone washed car…

October 15th 2013 – Matthias Kahle and Dr. Thomas M. Schünemann are back on track. The HS RallyeTeam pilots did not let their lack of sleep show on the 240 kilometer Special of the second stage. Only a misfire of the engine hindered the SAM 30D CC with starting number 307 from reaching a top ten position. Mehr von diesem Beitrag lesen