VW Launches Dakar Rally iPhone App

German carmaker Volkswagen announced that it has launched a new iPhone application in Apple’s online store, which is meant to bring the Dakar Rally closer to the fans. Dubbed Volkswagen Rally mobile – 2010 Dakar, the new app will send news, results, videos and background information directly to the user’s display.

iPhone users will therefore be informed about the Dakar programme of the five Race Touareg vehicles from Volkswagen, which will compete on the off-road classic route that leads through Argentina and Chile, from January 2 to 16 2010 as the title defender.

The application also includes multimedia contents and interactive features. ‘Rally mobile’ provides daily video summaries of the stages that last about three minutes. In addition, they are provided with interesting facts about Carlos Sainz, Giniel de Villiers and the rest of the team, thanks to the extensive biographical information supplied about the drivers and co-drivers.

"Volkswagen has always stood for innovations in motorsport,"
Volkswagen Motorsport Director, Kris Nissen, said in a release. "At the last Dakar Rally, we were the first automobile manufacturer to win the event with diesel power and the Scirocco Cup, launching next year will be the world’s first one-make cup to use eco-conscious Bio-CNG (bio-compressed natural gas)."

"The iPhone application for the Volkswagen’s involvement in the Dakar is unique in the world of rally racing to date as well and offers users of the cult mobile the chance to stay informed about current Dakar events around the clock,” Nissen added.

The Volkswagen Rally mobile – 2010 Dakar can be downloaded for free by following this link.
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