[[Photo:  World record attempts on the recumbent bike]]
© Droplimits
[[Photo: World record attempts on the recumbent bike]]
© Droplimits

On July 1 and 2, 2023, nine riders were on hand at our Aldenhoven Testing Center – with an exciting reason: record attempts on the recumbent bike took place on our test track. The HPV Deutschland e.V. (Human Power Vehicles Germany) and DropLimits organized the record weekend. Our track has been used several times for HPV events, but the dimension was still new this time.

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[[Photo: Reveal of the new Sonnenwagens]]
© Sonnenwagen Aachen e.V.

After two years of development and production, Team Sonnenwagen unveiled the fourth generation of their solar-power racing vehicle, Covestro Adelie, at the Eurogress Aachen on June 5, 2023. The goal was to develop the most efficient design the team has ever produced. One of the innovations is the exterior, optimized for aerodynamic efficiency and inspired by the eponymous Adelie penguin. The new vehicle will be able to prove itself at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. In seven days 3,022 km through the outback: from Darwin to Adelaide. In their luggage: a banner, signed by the management and with the best wishes of the Aldenhoven Testing Center.

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Partner   Oval circuit  

[[Photo: Classic Summer Days]]
© Aldenhoven Testing Center

On Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2023, the "Classic Summer Days" took place at Merode Castle in the district of Düren. Here, the Mercedes-Benz brand clubs presented their vehicles in front of a historic backdrop. The event was held under the motto "R129 & friends". The meeting for members, friends and interested guests was organized by the Germany-wide active Mercedes-Benz R129 SL Club.

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Partner   Event   Oval circuit   Handling track  

[[Foto: Micha Lesemann im Podcast mit Stephan Schneider]]
© Digitale Stadt Düsseldorf

In the 36th episode of the DigiKonkret podcast of the Digital City of Düsseldorf, our CEO Micha Lesemann is the guest of host Stephan Schneider. The topic of the talk: our Aldenhoven Testing Center, its creation and why it is an example of successful structural change - also and especially in light of the current challenges in the Rhenish coalfield.

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[[Photo: Photo shooting of the vehicles on the oval track]]
© Lloyd Freunde IG

Last Saturday we had special oldies with us. The Lloyd Freunde IG, Nottuln had chosen our test center as the destination for their Lloyd Days. With their old-timers, a legendary small car brand of the economic miracle era, they offered a colorful picture on our steep curve.

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