Discover the amazing dynamics of Opel’s OPC vehicles on the OPC performance training course. It’s not jut a lot of fun, it also improves your everyday driving safety. One of the highlights is driving on the 4,8-kilometer high-speed oval track at the test site. Its 40-degree banks enable speeds over 200 km/h without lateral forces.
Learn to pilot our vehicles quickly and securely along the ideal racing line on our own racetrack with its 16 different curve radii. Pure adrenaline! As in a motor racing event, we measure relevant data and combine it with video recordings of the driver and the track – which are available for each participant to take home.
Left, right, left: here you can train precise driving and the clean combination of steering and throttle control. With perfect seat position and steering techniques, you learn to drive through the slalom with a steady rhythm.
Torture tracks, all kinds of surfaces, extreme rising and falling gradients – the Dudenhofen Test Center has everything you need to simulate the most extreme conditions in the life cycle of a vehicle.
The 4,8 km high-speed banked circuit is a highlight of the test center. Its banked angle of up to 40 degrees allows speeds over 200 km/h without lateral forces.
Dynamic driving demands secure braking. Sometimes it is impossible to stop before the obstacle – that means skillful swerving is required!
Learn to pilot our vehicles quickly and securely along the ideal racing line on our own racetrack with its 16 different curve radii. We measure relevant data as for a race and combine it with video recordings of the driver and the track.
Each participants will have the unique opportunity to pilot race car - the 320 hp Opel Astra OPC in Cup specification, which was designed for the VLN endurance racing series on the toughest circuit in the world, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
You drive through a pylon alley, with the left tires on asphalt and the right on a sliding coat (this simulates an ice track). You come to an obstacle, slowing at the same time and have to deflect. The object is to catch the tail broke out with a counter-steering action and to stabilize the vehicle.
A day full of excitement.
The day’s events in detail:
08.15 Arrival at the OPEL TEST CENTER DUDENHOFEN
08.30–09.15 Registration and breakfast together, meet and greet instructor team
09.15–12.00 First part of training program
12.00–13.00 Lunch together
13.00–16.00 Second part of training program
From 16.00 Coffee and cake, participants’ departure
Opel Brand Ambassador Joachim Winkelhock, whom everyone simply calls Jockel, will be taking you off to the Opel OPC Performance Training track and showing you all the finesses of motor sports.
Joachim Winkelhock is a truly popular figure, many long years the favourite of motor sports fans and a great name in racing. He twice grabbed the overall victory at the 24-hours on the Nürburgring, is entered one in the winners’ list at Le Mans and has also demonstrated his skills around the globe: In 1993, he finished off his very first season in the hotly contested British Touring Car Championship BTCC as champion and was also successful in the American Le Mans Series.
Together with him and his team of experienced instructors, you will experience every bit of dynamism OPC vehicles can offer. True to the motto: OPC – pure passion.
Sascha Bert is responsible for the realization of the OPC Performance Trainings.
Apart from his duty as a driving instructor, Sascha is looking back on a very successful career in motorsports that began with go kart in 1988. He achieved a great number of podium places in different categories, among them the overall 3rd place at the Nürburgring 24h race as well as various victories in the FIA GT series.
He has been active for Opel for many years, starting out as a factory driver in Formular 3 over to being part of the Opel Race Camp. Again and again he and his team of experienced driving instructors are passionately giving many a guest an understanding of the sportive and safe handling of cars. Experience together with us the full performance of the OPC cars. True to the motto: OPC. Pure Passion.