bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed To never miss any news and reports on our products, sponsorships and company activities you can easily subscribe to our RSS feed. So you always keep an eye on the bluechemGROUP! Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:45:10 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.13 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.bluechemgroup.com info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed ADAC GT Masters 2018: Autodrom Most At the second race of this year's season of the League of Super Sports Cars (April 27-29, 2018), YACO Racing wants to score the first points.]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:27:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2018-autodrom-most-8551.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2018-autodrom-most-8551.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The League of Super Sports Cars goes into the next round. Next weekend (April 27-29, 2018), the second race of the ADAC GT Masters 2018 will take place in Most, Czech Republic. For YACO Racing, this event is the "little home race". With a journey time of just 1.5 hours, the Autodrom Most is just a stone's throw away from the home in Plauen in Saxony. "We expect many friends and supporters to be at this race. That is why we want even more to deliver a good performance!", explains Philip Geipel. Team leader Uwe Geipel adds: "We have proven our potential in Oschersleben, now it is time to eliminate the weak points. If we improve in Qualifying, we can reach the points. That would be a great achievement!"

A hard piece of work

"This season will not be easy. The driver field is extremely strong and the pressure on the track is very high", Uwe Geipel clearly explains. "We have to work continuously to master this challenge – but I believe in ourselves!" At the next race, YACO Racing could benefit from the fact that the ADAC GT Masters will be in Most for the first time. "The track is really cool, but nobody really knows it. If we manage to adapt to the new circumstances faster than the competition, then that could bring us decisive advantages", suspects Rahel Frey. "In any case, it will be a very exciting race – not only for us but also for our new colleague Simon Reicher in the ADAC TCR Germany", adds Uwe Geipel. He says: "The youngster has shown his strengths in Oschersleben. We are curious what he will deliver at the Autodrom Most!"

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes the team YACO Racing the maximum success! By the way, the bluechemGROUP Audi will also be here, which can be booked for race taxi rides via R8@bluechemgroup.com.

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Summer season started successfully Our rider Ronny Weis from Team PRO-TEC finished third in the first race of the Czech Speedway Championship in Pardubice (April 04, 2018).]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:58:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/summer-season-started-successfully-8550.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/summer-season-started-successfully-8550.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed No more races on an icy ground: Team PRO-TEC has officially arrived in the dirt track season 2018. At the first race of the Czech Speedway Championship in Pardubice (April 18, 2018), Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis have participated for the first time this year in a competition beyond the ice rinks. Before, there was already an event in the Slovak Žarnovica (April 08, 2018), "but that was rather a test run for us and not yet a serious race", explains Ronny Weis. He continues: "In contrast, being invited as a guest starter to the Czech Championship and being in Pardubice, in particular, is a huge challenge. The field is extremely strong and the track is extremely wide, allowing five instead of four riders to start each race. We knew that would not be easy!"

Richard Geyer: Setback in heat 1

How legitimate the fears would be, especially the fresh talent Richard Geyer found out very quickly. Our youngster hit a hole in the ground in his first run, which led to a very rough clash with the boards. Fortunately, there were no broken bones, but his foot was badly damaged. After the shock had gone, he was still able to do his last two runs in pain, but for him, that was rather training runs and not more races that are serious.

Ronny Weis: A cup for the season opener

Ronny Weis got off to a good start and scored a total of 16 points in the heats thanks to two third and three first places. He then had to race a jump-off with Zheněk Holub (famous from Drift On Ice), who also scored 16 points. In this race, our PRO-TEC rider prevailed, securing third place. He said afterwards: "I am very satisfied with my result. Finishing 3rd place out of 20 riders is a nice start to the summer season. I would like to say thank you again for the invitation to Pardubice!" Hynek Štichauer finished in first place, second place went to Zdeněk Simota.

The bluechemGROUP congratulates Ronny Weis on the successful start and wishes Richard Geyer a quick recovery!

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PRO-TEC @ Danish Rally Championship With its workshop brand PRO-TEC, the bluechemGROUP supports the Danish rally team Jacob Madsen and Line Lykke Jensen in the Hyundai i20 R5.]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/pro-tec--danish-rally-championship-8548.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/pro-tec--danish-rally-championship-8548.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed What celebrated its very successful premiere two years ago will also be continued in 2018: The cooperation between the bluechemGROUP and the Danish rally team Jacob Madsen and Line Lykke Jensen. This year, however, the team will not compete in the Danish Rally Championship with an Opel Adam R2, but a Hyundai i20 R5. This vehicle model makes its debut in the racing series – supported by the highly effective workshop brand PRO-TEC!

The race calendar in this year's season of the Danish Rally Championship includes six events:

  1. March 31, 2018: Horsens (DM 1)
  2. April 21, 2018: MRS 1 Rally Cimben (DM 2)
  3. May 12, 2018: MRS 2 Anderup Rally (DM 3)
  4. June 09, 2018: Djursland Rally (DM 4)
  5. September 08, 2018: Rally Midtjylland (DM 5)
  6. October 27, 2018: Rally Sønderjylland (DM 6)

The rally team had speculated on a top-five finish at the first event but fell short of their own expectations due to a technical defect. "We had the victory right in front of our eyes, but for safety reasons, we finally decided to quit early. That was very hard for us, but we will not let this small setback get us down!" explain Jacob Madsen and Line Lykke Jensen. For all remaining events, a podium finish is now the goal.

The bluechemGROUP wishes maximum success for the upcoming season!

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Internal Engine Cleaning Power losses and higher fuel consumption are just two of the reasons for the regular cleaning of the entire oil and lubrication circuit.]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:15:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/internal-engine-cleaning-7574.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/internal-engine-cleaning-7574.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Operational contaminations, deposits, and carbonization accrue eventually in every oil and lubrication circuit, regardless of whether it is a modern diesel or a high-performance petrol vehicle. However, this process is completely normal, but certain factors such as short trips or frequent driving in city traffic can accelerate it. The contamination and deposits interrupt the combustion process in the engine, which leads to many negative implications:

  • Power losses
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Increased risk of wear
  • Increased emissions

Fresh oil in a clean engine

The solution to the described problems is a thorough cleaning of the engine at the time of the oil change. Therefore, the bluechemGROUP offers a product that removes all contamination and deposits keeping them in suspense, so they can be completely flushed out with the used oil. If the system is then filled with new engine oil, it does not mix with the rest of the waste oil. Thus, the smooth operation of the engine is ensured, which has several advantages:

  • Improved compression values, and thus better engine performance
  • Optimized oil and fuel consumption
  • Lowered wear of units
  • Extended life span of the catalytic converter
  • Reduced exhaust emission

The Internal Engine Cleaning is added to the used motor oil before oil change. Subsequently, the engine must run for about 15 minutes at idle. Thereafter, the oil and filter changes can be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. We answer all questions under technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Every beginning is difficult Highly motivated, the team YACO Racing started in the first weekend of this year's ADAC GT Masters – but the successes have not yet been achieved.]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:13:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/every-beginning-is-difficult-8547.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/every-beginning-is-difficult-8547.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "That is absolutely not the way we imagine a start of the season!", Uwe Geipel, team manager of YACO Racing, summarizes the opening weekend of the ADAC GT Masters 2018. He explains: "We knew that we would have a tough season starting with the first race in Oschersleben, but of course we had already hoped to build on old successes here. Back to the podium – that is the mission. However, the 34 other vehicles on the track also have this plan ..."

The first event in this year's "League of super sports cars" (April 13 – 15, 2018) was not yet a good one for YACO Racing. Although the Audi delivered competitive lap times, it could not reach the points. Decisive was again the qualifying. Both Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel had bad luck here and could not get good grid positions. The results in detail:

1st race, Saturday – place 28 (qualifying 27th)

Of course, every driver is wishing for a qualifying round, in which nobody bothers. However, this wish does not come true for everyone. Unfortunately, YACO Racing was not one of those lucky riders and only managed to finish in 27th position. From here, the Audi kept moving forward in an absolutely thrilling race, but in the end, the racing gods intervened again. In the last lap, there was a turn, through which the Audi was moved back to the end of the field. He crossed the finish line in 28th place.

2nd race, Sunday – place 21 (qualifying 33rd)

On the second race day, YACO Racing had no luck in qualifying. No free lap, no gap in the field, no undisturbed driving – the Audi finished again on a rear starting position. From here, both drivers set to an impressive catch-up, however, due to the number of vehicles on the track, they could only fight to place 21. "That is not what we wanted, but we are still very satisfied and positive. We keep an eye on the podium – maybe it will work out at the next race!", Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel said optimistically.

ADAC TCR Germany – Simon Reicher

In the 2018 season, YACO Racing will not only start with its proven team of drivers in the ADAC GT Masters but also compete in the ADAC TCR Germany with Simon Reicher and an Audi RS3 LMS. The first weekend ended with a mixed result. On Saturday, Simon Reicher took 6th place in a captivating rain-qualifying and then fought his way up to fourth place in the main race. On Sunday, he even started from rank 5, but then had great bad luck. In a chicane, he turned and stood across the track. Two more vehicles collided with him and caused great damage to his Audi. The race was over immediately. Now the mechanics are working hard to repair the car until next weekend – we keep our fingers crossed!

The bluechemGROUP congratulates the entire team YACO Racing on the first race weekend as an official sponsor. We are curious what the next event will bring! By the way, our bluechemGROUP Audi will also be here, which can be booked for race taxi rides.

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Tracktool for the bluechemGROUP Power up! An Audi R8 Coupé V10 RWS with a special ADAC GT Masters look has been owned by the bluechemGROUP since April 4, 2018.]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:54:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/tracktool-for-the-bluechemgroup-8546.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/tracktool-for-the-bluechemgroup-8546.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed There are now eight years in which there is a successful cooperation between YACO Racing and the bluechemGROUP. In all this time, from 2011 to today, the likeable racing team from Plauen had different vehicle models in use. However, while the team changed every season during the first years (Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 in 2011, Chevrolet Camaro GT in 2012), since 2013 it has relied on the Audi R8 LMS ultra (2013 – 2015) and the Audi R8 LMS (since 2016 ). This enthusiasm for the vehicle manufacturer from Ingolstadt has now also infected the bluechemGROUP.

Race feeling for everyone!

Since April 4, 2018, it has been officially owned by the bluechemGROUP – an original Audi R8 Coupé V10 RWS. Werner Urban (President of bluechemGROUP) and Gabor Quoika (Procuratio) have personally received the car at the Audizentrum Dresden. Both commented: "We are very proud that the bluechemGROUP can now call this impressive race car in the look of YACO Racing its own. As part of our grand anniversary "30 years of PRO-TEC", we decided to take this step, as there have been increasing numbers of inquiries from partners and customers in recent years who wanted to drive the YACO-Audi or use it for promotional purposes. This is now possible!"Philip Geipel, driver of YACO, adds: "The special thing about this Audi is that it not only reminds you externally of our model, but also behaves very similar on the track due to the rear-wheel drive."

Further technical details about the Audi R8 Coupe V10 RWS:

  • Engine: 10-cylinder V-90 ° -Ottomotor with dry sump lubrication, gasoline direct injection, four-valve technology, DOHC cylinder head
  • Displacement: 5,204 cm³
  • Maximum power: 397 kW (540 hp) at 7800 rpm
  • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic
  • Top speed: 320 km / h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 3.7 s

Race taxi, trade fairs, road shows

If you would like to see the bluechemGROUP Audi, you will have the opportunity at various trade fairs, events and road shows hosted by the bluechemGROUP and its partners. If you want more, you can also book the RWS for a race taxi ride. The opportunity exists for all dates of the ADAC GT Masters 2018, for the first time next weekend (April 13th - 15th, 2018) in Oschersleben. Requests for this are accepted via the following e-mail address:

R8@bluechemgroup.com

We are looking forward to your message!

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Season review: Richard Geyer He wanted to get back the title – and that is exactly what he did! Our PRO-TEC driver looks back on his 2017/18 season of Drift On Ice.]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:27:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-review-richard-geyer-8545.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-review-richard-geyer-8545.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "Having narrowly missed the overall victory last time, I now want to get the trophy back", said Richard Geyer in November 2017 about his plans for the 2017/18 season of Drift On Ice. Now, barely four months later, he can say beyond doubt that he has succeeded in this endeavor. "I had a very good season with many exciting races. At every event, the result was at least second place. Overall, I am more than satisfied with the course of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup and, of course, overjoyed about the title. Therefore, a big thank you goes to the whole team!"

Short overview:

Highlights and lowlights

"Although I only landed in second place in this race, the final in Dresden was my biggest highlight of the season. Because this result was enough to achieve the overall victory before my teammate Ronny Weis. Thereby, I got the title in the presence of all my relatives, friends and acquaintances, because for me Dresden is almost my home race. Absolutely great!"

As ebullient as the season highlight is the helplessness in finding a lowlight. "Actually, there is nothing that went wrong. Everything worked perfectly in the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. My bike did not let me down. My strategy went up every time – everything was great!"

Support

"PRO-TEC is my constant companion. I am glad that I can always rely on the highly effective lubricants. So I am able to concentrate on driving because I know that I do not have to worry about the technology. I especially use the chain spray, the Super-Lubricant and the Nano Engine Protect & Seal, because the effectiveness has absolutely convinced me."

Future plans

As for the plans for the upcoming season, Richard Geyer already has clear ideas: "Of course, I want to defend my title in 2018/19. For this I will start early with the preparations, so that I can already compete in the first race with a perfect setup. Especially for the starts there is still some potential for optimization. I am curious what else can be made of the technology!"

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank Richard Geyer for the interview and for the exciting season!

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1988 – 2018: PRO-TEC celebrates its 30th anniversary The international workshop brand turns 30! Starting with a "handful of products", PRO-TEC has become the technology leader in vehicle chemistry and a global partner of the automotive industry over the past three decades.]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:15:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The triumph of PRO-TEC began in 1988 with Werner Urban, the President of the bluechemGROUP. Thanks to his clear vision, his strong hands-on mentality and his unstoppable entrepreneurial spirit, the highly effective products of the renowned quality brand were quickly launched in Germany and soon all over the world. He explains: "My goal was to turn the handful of products available to me at the beginning into the standard vehicle chemistry equipment of every car repair shop. From the very beginning, I have focused on innovative and sustainable formulations that have proven effectiveness – that was my recipe for success, and it still is today!" It is thanks to this relentless pursuit that in 2018 PRO-TEC is the technology leader in the field of vehicle chemistry and a worldwide partner of the automotive industry. Through constant innovation and proven expertise, the renowned quality brand has established itself as a constant in the international market in its 30-year history.

PRO-TEC conquers the world

The development of PRO-TEC has been characterized by rapid growth from the beginning. The workshop brand had more than 12,000 satisfied customers in Germany a short time after its founding. These included both independent workshops and well-known wholesalers. Driven by this progress, the next step was clear: PRO-TEC had to become international! Several worldwide distribution partners were quickly found in the 1990's, so the distribution network was soon extended to all European countries. In 2009, PRO-TEC had about 80 distribution partners on all continents – a development that continues until the anniversary year 2018. Thanks to more than 120 general importers, PRO-TEC is now available on all continents.

More space for big deeds

What began in 1988 as the "handful of products" has become an extensive portfolio over the years that allows a variety of cleaning, maintenance and care applications for various automotive system cycles. Whether fuel system, oil circuit or automatic transmission – PRO-TEC offers comprehensive solutions that ensure the mobility of a vehicle. In order to do justice to the growth of PRO-TEC, the corporate headquarters in Germany also needed to expand. First, the headquarters was moved to the South Thuringian Großgeschwenda and expanded by a training center and a fully equipped demonstration workshop. In 1999, with the CTP GmbH, founded in Leutenberg, production site was added. A new warehouse was built in 2012 for the extensive range of the renowned quality brand.

The future as a goal

As an internationally recognized quality brand for high-performance and innovative premium products for vehicle cleaning, maintenance and care, PRO-TEC today has millions of satisfied customers worldwide – from workshops to wholesalers. They all trust in the high standards that PRO-TEC has committed itself since its founding. The emerging path that PRO-TEC has pursued over the past 30 years will be followed in the future, thus continuing the success story!

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Anniversary: 30 years of PRO-TEC In 2018, the international group of companies bluechemGROUP celebrates the 30th anniversary and worldwide success of its renowned workshop brand.]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:51:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/anniversary-30-years-of-pro-tec-8540.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/anniversary-30-years-of-pro-tec-8540.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed With a handful of chemo-technical products and a clear goal in mind, the success story of PRO-TEC began in 1988 in Augsburg, Bavaria. The fact that the highly effective workshop brand of the bluechemGROUP has developed from there into the global technology leader in vehicle chemistry is due, above all, to the untiring work of Werner Urban, President of the bluechemGROUP. Thanks to his clear vision, his strong hands-on mentality and his unstoppable entrepreneurial spirit, the highly effective products of the renowned quality brand were quickly launched in Germany and soon thereafter all over the world. He explains: "My goal was to make PRO-TEC products the standard vehicle chemical equipment for every car repair shop. Right from the beginning, I have focused on innovative and sustainable formulations that have proven effectiveness – that was my recipe for success, and it still is today!" A plan that worked: A short time after its launch on the German market, PRO-TEC had around 12,000 customers. Over the years, this development continued internationally, making the brand a global partner of the automotive industry. Thanks to more than 120 general importers, PRO-TEC is now available on all continents.

The concept: highly effective products and more!

What began in 1988 as the "handful of products" has become an extensive portfolio over the years that allows a variety of cleaning, maintenance and care applications for various automotive system cycles. Whether fuel system, oil circuit or automatic transmission – PRO-TEC offers comprehensive solutions that ensure the mobility of a vehicle. Thereby, there is a coherent concept connected to every application to integrate it easily into everyday workshop life. Werner Urban comments: "PRO-TEC enables a workshop to solve numerous problems for its customers with minimal effort. The PRO-TEC concept comprises highly effective products and stands for a comprehensive workshop system!" All products made in Germany are produced by CTP GmbH, founded in 1999 in Leutenberg, Thuringia. The PRO-TEC headquarters including training center and development workshop is located in the immediate vicinity.

The future as a goal

For 30 years, millions of customers worldwide, both workshops and wholesalers, rely on PRO-TEC. The bluechemGROUP celebrates this special anniversary together with them and with all partners and employees. For Werner Urban, however, the focus is already on the future: "PRO-TEC has come a long way, but that is no reason for a break. With innovations, know-how and commitment, we will continue to work constantly for the success of our workshop brand!"

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Dometic and bluechemGROUP After the cooperation between us and the Danish representative of Dometic that started in 2017 develops well, now also Dometic Norway shows interest.]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:25:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/dometic-and-bluechemgroup-8539.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/dometic-and-bluechemgroup-8539.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The forward-looking cooperation with Dometic Denmark, which began in 2017, is enjoying a consistently positive development. The company has successfully expanded its service range to support a mobile lifestyle with our ATF Evolution Premium service device for automatic transmission services. The bluechemGROUP thus makes a decisive contribution to the motto of Dometic Denmark: "mobile living made easy".

Joint success

To ensure that all Dometic employees can quickly and easily start working with the ATF Evolution Premium, we conduct regular training in Denmark. With extensive demonstrations and briefings, we ensure a smooth start in the field of automatic transmission services. At the beginning of this year (January 08 to 12, 2018), Luis Fernandez (International Sales Director) and Thomas Seelmann (Service Technician) were guests at Dometic Denmark's headquarters in Billund, to work together with Thomas Nielsen (Technical Director) on extensive user training in theory and practice. The participants came not only from Denmark but also from Norway. After the great success that Dometic Denmark has with us, now also Dometic Norway shows interest. Initial talks on a cooperation have already taken place. Further information will follow.

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Season review 2017/18: Ronny Weis Big successes, but also annoying setbacks and at the end 2nd place – our PRO-TEC driver gives a personal insight into his season of Drift On Ice.]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:39:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-review-201718-ronny-weis-8537.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-review-201718-ronny-weis-8537.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "Although I could not defend the title of last year, I am overall more than satisfied with my performance in the past season of Drift On Ice. I reached the final at every event and finished twice on the top of the podium. That it was not the overall victory in the end, is a pity, but that is motor racing – and the next season comes faster than you think!" With these words, our PRO-TEC driver Ronny Weis summarizes his result at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. He adds: "Apart from my own performance, I am very pleased that the legendary ice series continues to evolve. For example, those who have been following the quads and kids' races will most certainly agree with us that we have been able to see incredibly exciting duels this season. Everyone is giving his or her best – in every run! A big thank you to all participants and of course to our audience, which is constantly growing and proving that Drift On Ice is the speedway highlight in winter! I am proud to be part of this fantastic event."

Short overview:

Highlights and lowlights

"Like every season, the two races in Freital and Dresden played a special role for me. At these events, which I consider my home races, I always want to present myself from my best side", explains Ronny Weis. "That is why I am particularly happy that I secured first place in both Freital and Dresden. To win in front of all my friends, acquaintances and relatives was a fantastic feeling!"

Where there is light, there is always darkness. Therefore, in addition to the two highlights, there were also two less enjoyable experiences for Ronny Weis: "What really annoyed me last season was the finals in Jonsdorf and in Chemnitz. Especially in Jonsdorf, I was right on the way to victory, but then there was this little gap that my teammate Richard Geyer immediately used to slink past me – and that is it. In Chemnitz, however, my clutch has thwarted my calculations. A small technical defect was enough to throw me back in third place. Had it been enough for second place here – who knows how that would have affected the overall result. You cannot afford mistakes at Drift On Ice, that is what the season showed me once again."

Support

In the meanwhile 6th PRO-TEC Cup, Ronny Weis and his teammate Richard Geyer could, of course, rely on the support of the bluechemGROUP. "PRO-TEC products are our constant companion every season. We rely on the Internal Engine Cleaning before the season. We always use the Nano engine protection and we maintain our motorcycles with the Super-Lubricant or the chain spray. Many thanks for this constant support!"

Future plans

"My goal for the upcoming season is pretty easy to name: I want to get the title back!", Ronny Weis explains. He adds: "In order to succeed, I will work on my chassis and on the engine characteristics in the summer months. I think there are a few ways to optimize this. I am very curious how the first tests will be!"

The bluechemGROUP thanks Ronny Weis for the interview and for the fantastic season!

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YACO Racing trusts in bluechemGROUP In the 2018 season of the ADAC GT Masters, we are again the official sponsor of the friendly racing team with its drivers Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel.]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:08:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/yaco-racing-trusts-in-bluechemgroup-8536.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/yaco-racing-trusts-in-bluechemgroup-8536.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The start of this year's "league of super sports cars" is just around the corner! The first race of the ADAC GT Masters weekend will take place in Oschersleben from April 13 to 15, 2018. The bluechemGROUP will again support the YACO Racing team this season; with its proven driver double Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey as well as the Audi R8 LMS consciously focusing on continuity. However, the coming season will take a completely different course than in 2017.

YACO Racing: Optimistic look ahead!

"The 2017 season was really difficult. We had to accept many setbacks and could not build on the successes of the past.", explains Uwe Geipel, Team Manager of YACO Racing. He continues: "But we have left the "Valley of Tears" behind us. Fortunately, we were finally able to find out the cause of our difficulties shortly before the final of 2017. It was the chassis, which was slightly damaged on an invisible level after a strike by a notch in Oschersleben. Therefore, all the changes that we had made from race to race to the setup had no effect. Unfortunately, solving the problem right before the final of the last season was too late to change anything in the overall result in 2017, but at least I can look forward optimistically to the coming months!"

A clear goal: Back to the podium

After YACO Racing was able to eliminate the problems of 2017, the team now wants to build on the successes of previous years. Uwe Geipel relies on tried and tested: "For five years, our team, our driver double and our car has not changed. Continuity is our key to success because it makes us all very familiar with each other, which greatly simplifies communication, for example. In 2016 and 2015, we were able to reach the podium several times in the existing constellation – and now we want to go back!" Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel add: "We are very much looking forward to the season. A total of 37 vehicles from eight brands (Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and for the first time Honda) compete this time. That will be very interesting!"

Race Calendar 2018:

  • 04/13 – 15/04 Oschersleben
  • 04/27 – 04/29 Autodrome Most (CZ)
  • 06/08 – 06/10 Red Bull Ring (A)
  • 08/03 – 08/05 Nurburgring
  • 08/17 – 08/19 Zandvoort (NL)
  • 09/07 – 09/09 Sachsenring
  • 09/21 – 09/23 Hockenheimring

The bluechemGROUP is looking forward to an exciting season in the ADAC GT Masters with YACO Racing!

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Checklist for the car in spring When winter passes, it is time to bring the car into shape for spring. Our checklist reveals the key points you should take care of.]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:17:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/checklist-for-the-car-in-spring-7440.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/checklist-for-the-car-in-spring-7440.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Cold, snow, road salt and dirt – the winter is a very hard season for all automobiles. It is therefore not surprising that many car owners are looking forward to spring. However, the warmer months also demand some preparative care and maintenance. Our checklist summarizes the main points:

1. Paintwork

Road salt and grit afflict the paintwork in the winter months very much. All this dirt should be removed thoroughly, but surface-friendly before the spring. Thereby, the underbody and the wheel arches must not be forgotten. After this initial pre-wash, the paintwork should be inspected for damages and stone impact. TIP: To protect the paint long term, a sealant is recommended.

2. Auto glass and lighting

The fine film of dirt from moisture and dust that accumulates on the glass surfaces in the vehicle interior during the winter months should be thoroughly removed. For a good view, the wiper blades need to be examined and replaced if necessary. A thorough functional test of the lighting system is also recommended: TIP: scratched headlights can be renewed with a restore kit. For the windshield, a sealant is recommended in addition to cleaning.

3. Interior

The first step of spring-cleaning in the vehicle interior is an extensive airing. In addition, loose floor coverings should be removed, dried and vacuumed. Against the moisture in the interior, it helps to lay out newspapers. On all cushions, thorough vacuuming is recommended. Stubborn stains may be removed with an interior cleaner. All plastic and rubber parts should also be cleaned.

4. Air conditioner

It is recommended to change the interior or pollen filter before spring. TIP: Especially allergic persons should also take care for fresh air in the air conditioning.

5. Engine

After opening the engine hood, leaves and debris should be removed from the air inlets. In the next step, all hoses and lines must be checked for cracks. Subsequently, the fluid levels have to be examined. The engine oil should be checked and if necessary replenished. TIP: If the choice falls on an oil change, a thorough internal engine cleaning is recommended. The new oil can be optimized with our Oil Booster or our Nano Engine Protect & Seal. The cooling water is the next item on the checklist. It should also be refilled. TIP: Our Radiator Conditioner is ideal for extra protection. For a thorough spring check, the power steering fluid should not be forgotten. TIP: For any refill, our Nano-protection is recommended.

6. Fuel system

The spring-cleaning includes all parts of a vehicle. Therefore, to remove operational contaminations and any condensation from the entire fuel system, we advise our special products for petrol and diesel vehicles. TIP: The special care add-on is a cleaning of the exhaust line.

7. Wheels

The last item on the checklist is the tire change. It is particularly important to check the tread depth, which shall be not less than 4mm. The winter tires should be stored dry, dark and cool. TIP: We have already described extensively the subject tire change.

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Drift On Ice: Season Review 17/18 From the kick-off in Freital to the encore in the Oberau Waldbad, the 6th PRO-TEC Cup offered a lot of hot action on a mirror-smooth surface.]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:10:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-season-review-1718-8534.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-season-review-1718-8534.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed With an encore in Waldbad Oberau ended on March 3, 2018, the 2017/18 season of Drift On Ice. The sixth edition of the PRO-TEC Cup also saw rapid starts, breathtaking overtaking maneuvers and fascinating drifts on a mirror-smooth surface. The legendary ice series was again convincing in every single race with high suspense and best entertainment. Drivers from five nations, who give their all with full commitment, a thrilling supporting program and of course the captivating title fight between our two PRO-TEC drivers Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis have made Drift On Ice once again an exceptional highlight of the winter. Now is the time to look back:

Freital, November 25, 2017 – the prelude

Exactly at the place where the 2016/17 season of Drift On Ice ended, the opening event took place this year. Here in 2017, our PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis had just barely won the title in a thrilling decision race against his teammate Richard Geyer. Of course, there was one question now: Can the speedway veteran build on this success? In the heats, it did not quite look like it. It was a real nail-biting match, with which Ronny Weis reached the final. By contrast, Richard Geyer had no problems. He only had to give one point to the Russian Sergej Malyschew, who already showed clearly in Freital that he would be the toughest rival for Team PRO-TEC. However, Ronny Weis made a dream start in the decisive final race and finally won a hard-earned but deserved victory. Richard Geyer came in second, Sergej Malyschew finished third. (-->report Freital)

Jonsdorf, February 03, 2018 – the duel

The second event in the 6th PRO-TEC Cup impressed with its perfect ice. The surface of the ice rink Jonsdorf allowed extremely fast starts and very high speeds, which made for absolutely thrilling races. Both Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis took full advantage of these conditions and each delivered a perfect preliminary round. In the final, however, there could be only one winner. Like in Freital, Ronny Weis got a dream start again and took the lead. In the first curve, however, he left a little bit too much room on the inside, which Richard Geyer immediately used to pass by. With that, the Youngster took the victory, Ronny Weis finished second. Third place went to Sergej Malyschew again. (-->report Jonsdorf)

Chemnitz / Dresden, February 24 / 25, 2018 – the final

The big final of Drift On Ice took place this year in Chemnitz and Dresden. Here should be found out who would get the overall victory at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. Of course, all eyes were on Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer. Would the speedway veteran prevail and defend his title, or will the young talent win this season? A small decision was already made on the first day in Chemnitz (the 40th race in the history of Drift On Ice). Ronny Weis had a lot of trouble with his clutch, which was, unfortunately, the strongest in the final race. He only finished third behind Sergej Malyschew and Richard Geyer, who delivered an absolutely flawless performance that day.

On the second day in Dresden, Ronny Weis could, fortunately, fix the technical problems. He was therefore in attack mode from the start fully concentrated on the victory. With eight points, he finished the heats and dominated the final. Just like Richard Geyer the day before, he showed a flawless performance and achieved the day's victory, but it was not enough for the title. His teammate Richard Geyer became the new champion, third place went to Sergej Malyschew. (-->report Chemnitz / Dresden)

Waldbad Oberau, March 03, 2018 – the encore

After the season had finally ended with the final in Dresden, there was good news just two days later: As the weather conditions permitted, an encore was added at Waldbad Oberau. Of course, the new champion Richard Geyer participated. His toughest opponent Ronny Weis, unfortunately, did not take part, as he was already in deserved vacation. Richard Geyer again showed a perfect performance at the outdoor event and made no mistakes. The encore of Drift On Ice 2017/18 also ended with a victory for him. Wojciech Lisiecki finished second and Sergej Malyschew took third place. (-->report Waldbad Oberau)

Exciting supporting program

If the action of the participants in the fight for the 6th PRO-TEC Cup was not enough, you could always count on the supporting program. Both the 50cc kids and the quads provided the ultimate in excitement and entertainment! For the kids, it was mainly new signing Valentino Scheibe who caused surprises. He fought repeatedly hot fights with the favorite Frieda Thomas and made her sweat a lot. For the quads in this season, everything was open, because almost every participant could win a race. Just Ilja Mademann, who won both Chemnitz and Dresden, had a minimal lead.

PRO-TEC: The constant companion

As usual, Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer from Team PRO-TEC were bitter competitors this season, but both could rely on the support of the bluechemGROUP. From race to race, for example, they were accompanied by the Nano Engine Protection and the super lubricant. With these two helpers, Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer were able to effectively minimize the wear on the mechanics. PRO-TEC once again delivered the all-round carefree package for motorcycles!

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank all participants for an exciting season!

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With MX for Life to the Enduro Cup! The young German Enduro driver Andy Hagenau fights his way forward in the DMSB Enduro Cup – and relies on the products of MX for Life.]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:30:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/with-mx-for-life-to-the-enduro-cup-8533.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/with-mx-for-life-to-the-enduro-cup-8533.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed

"My name is Andy Hagenau. I am 23 years old and come from the beautiful town Triebes in Thuringia. My job is roofing – but my passion is motorcycling. This year, I want to fight for the title in the DMSB Enduro Cup and the Hardenduro Series."

And that is exactly what we will be supporting with our MX for Life product line. This season we are the official sponsor of Andy Hagenau and accompany him in his various races and in his fight for the title.

"For almost three years I have been successfully participating in championships. In the ECHT Endurocup, for example, I was able to get the 1st place in the years 2016 and 2014. I am very happy to have a new strong partner by my side with MX for Life this season!"

For that Andy's bike is always perfectly prepared for every race, we support him with the products by MX for Life specially developed for motorcycle racing. The product range includes a wide portfolio of cleaning, maintenance and care products that thoroughly lubricate the sensitive equipment and protect against long-term damage.

"Whether during training or my first race in the DMSB Enduro Cup on March 09/10, 2018 in Tucheim, where I finished fourth – MX for Life is really great! I am looking forward to the season and the cooperation with the bluechemGROUP.”

We wish Andy Hagenau maximum success for all upcoming races.

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Diesel System Cleaning Our service products provide a powerful and clean combustion, which ensures maximum engine performance and optimum fuel consumption.]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:58:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-system-cleaning-7470.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-system-cleaning-7470.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed You cannot drive a diesel car without some side effects happening in the engine. Operational contamination and resin deposit in the entire fuel system in the course of time and cause deterioration of combustion. The consequences are a reduced engine power and increased fuel consumption. In addition, there is increased formation of soot and smoke, which has a negative effect on the exhaust emissions. To avoid these problems, it is advisable to clean the diesel system regularly. The bluechemGROUP offers these different products:

Diesel System Cleaner – the classic one

To thoroughly clean the entire fuel system of a diesel engine, in particular models of older generation with direct injection and common rail technology, our classic Diesel System Cleaner is the right choice. The product reliably removes contamination and resin from the entire diesel system and simultaneously ensures excellent lubrication and thus best protection of the injection system and the entire upper cylinder area. In addition, soot and noises are noticeably reduced and the cold starting behavior will be improved. The Diesel System Cleaner operates while driving and should be filled regularly every 3 to 4 months in the tank.

Diesel System Super Clean – the highly active one

Especially off common rail and pump-injector engines with turbo, catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter, operational pollution from the fuel tank to the combustion chambers can be cleared more thoroughly and more sustainable with the effective Diesel System Super Clean. In addition to the exceptional cleaning power, the product also provides a protective lubrication of the entire upper cylinder area and an optimization of the fuel atomization. The Diesel System Super Clean acts autonomously while driving and should be added regularly every 3 to 4 months the tank.

Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect – prevention and protection

In particular, high-pressure diesel systems and direct injection car (common rail, pump-injector) with diesel particulate filter can be cleaned thoroughly with the Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect. The product reliably removes contamination and resin deposits and guarantees reliable lubrication of the entire system, especially the high-pressure pump. Particularly noteworthy are the water-binding properties that absorb or destroy the water bubbles and combustion disturbing moisture. In addition, the fuel atomization is optimized, the formation of soot and noises is reduced and the cold start performance is improved. The Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect should be filled regularly every 3 to 4 months in the tank. It operates while driving.

Triple X Plus – the specialist

Particularly strong adhesive, heavy deposits in the intake system of diesel engines are a case for the specialist. In combination with our technical device Clear Flow, Triple X Plus removes the contamination in the valve and intake system, in particular in the intake valves, the piston rings, the fire land and the entire combustion chamber. Simultaneous lubrication also protects the unit against new deposits. The product provides through these effects a reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

The bluechemGROUP offers for every diesel model a suitable product. For questions, we are available via technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Successful start of the season The Rally Team Just finishes the Rally Saarland-Palatinate, the opening race of the ADAC Rally Masters 2018, with 3rd place and 4th place in Division 5.]]> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/successful-start-of-the-season-8530.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/successful-start-of-the-season-8530.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Despite frosty temperatures, dense snowfall and even stinging ice rain, Florian and Tobias Just have successfully started the new season of the ADAC Rally Masters. The opening race, the Saarland-Palatinate Rally, ends for the sympatric rally team from the Bavarian town of Burgpreppach with third place (Florian) and fourth place (Tobias) in Division 5. In the overall standings of the 48 teams, they are now ranked 9th (Florian Just | Marco Schönfelder (co-pilot)) and in 14th place (Tobias Just | Sabrina Türk (co-pilot)).

Friday, March 2, 2018: Fight with ice and snow

The Rally Saarland-Palatinate is known above all for its changeable weather, but also for its spectacular special stages (SS). It is always one of the most demanding races in the seasonal calendar. This time, too, extreme weather conditions made the tracks as smooth as glass on the first day and therefore unpredictable. Many curves and sections were completely icy, although the organizer had tried to free the tracks from the ice in the days leading up to the rally. Under these conditions, the participants had to face five of the 12 special stages on Friday. The Rally Team Just started in the middle of the field. "We had a pretty high starting number, which is why we could hope for a free ideal line", said Tobias Just before the rally. With soft winter tires, both drivers went to the first stage in heavy snowfall. On SS1, both Florian Just and his younger brother Tobias kept slipping off the track and had to lose a lot of time. Nevertheless, it was #3 for Florian Just and #5 for Tobias Just after SS1! Both teams now knew the track conditions and the grip level, which is why the second test was mastered without mistakes. Due to the no longer guaranteed rescue chain in an accident, the organizer had to cancel the remaining tests.

Saturday, March 3, 2018: Solvable problems

As the snow had gone overnight and the tracks were cleared with snowplows, the start on the second day was much easier. Florian Just and Marco Schönfelder, as well as Tobias Just and Sabrina Türk, got into the race much easier. However, Tobias Just had to fight with misfires and thus lost valuable time repeatedly. The fault – a faulty throttle – was luckily found and fixed during the lunch service. A final showdown took place on the last test because the weather brought heavy snowfall again and put the tracks back into a veritable slide. In the end, it was the 3rd place (Florian Just) and the 4th place (Tobias Just) – congratulations!

The next race of the ADAC Rally Masters takes place around Sulingen on May 04/05, 2018.

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The champion prevails After his title at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, Richard Geyer also won the additional race of Drift On Ice at the Waldbad Oberau (March 03, 2018).]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:16:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-champion-prevails-8529.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-champion-prevails-8529.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed With a clear goal, our PRO-TEC rider Richard Geyer started last Saturday (03.03.2018) at the additional race of this year's season of Drift On Ice in the Waldbad Oberau: he wanted the victory. "After winning the title of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, my plan was to crown the season", he says with a confident smile on his face. His hardest opponent was the tricky natural ice, which is known to always provide a surprise. His teammate Ronny Weis, on the other hand, could not cause him any problems, as he was already on a well-deserved holiday.

How Richard Geyer has managed to master the Waldbad and to win, we summarized in this report:

Convincing in the preliminary rounds

For that Richard Geyer could put his plan into action, the first hurdle was to overcome the heats. However, as in many races of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, he had no problems. With a big lead, he won all of his four appearances and moved confidently into the final with eight points.

Strategically in the final

Although Richard Geyer was the first to choose his starting position in the final, this time he refused the inside lane and instead decided to start from the outside. He explains: "I had looked closely at the ice and saw that there was more snow on the outer track. That is why I assumed that there is more grip on the outside, which encourages a good start and a quick first lap – and that is just how it was!" Richard Geyer had a fantastic start, initially stayed on the outside and then moved to the inside. He increased the gap on Wojciech Lisiecki from round to round and got the desired victory. In third place was Sergei Malyshev.

Best entertainment in the side program

As usual, the Quads and the 50cc Kids were also part of the additional event at Waldbad Oberau. Alexander Hauswald was able to prevail in the Quads this time and took the deserved victory. Frieda Thomas was the winner of the Kids. With a narrow lead, she took the victory on the difficult natural ice.

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank all participants for a thrilling final event of Drift On Ice 2017/18!

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Rally Team Just trusts in PRO-TEC Florian and Tobias Just will again rely on the highly efficient workshop brand of the bluechemGROUP as a strong partner in the ADAC Rally Masters 2018.]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:37:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just-trusts-in-pro-tec-8518.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just-trusts-in-pro-tec-8518.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed When the new season of the ADAC Rally Masters starts with the ADAC Saarland-Palatinate Rally this weekend (March 02/03, 2018), the sympathetic Rally Team Just from Burgpreppach will also be there again. Since Florian and Tobias Just have achieved numerous successes in the past year, they expect good chances for the races in 2018. They explain optimistically: "We came in 2nd place and 3rd in our divisions in the 2017 season. Of course, we want to build on these results and reach the podium again. We are glad that the bluechemGROUP will support us once again with its brand PRO-TEC!"

New vehicle and the first challenge 2018

At the start of the ADAC Rally Masters 2018, the Rally Team Just presents some exciting news. Tobias Just, who so far started with his co-pilot Sabrina Türk in the Suzuki Swift Sport, changes to a Citroen C2 R2 max. His model differs from the one led by his brother Florian and his co-driver Marco Schönfelder only in color. While Florian’s car is red as usual, Tobias' Citroen shines in white.

What the new vehicle is capable of, that will be revealed already next weekend (March 02/03, 2018). At the ADAC Saarland-Palatinate Rally in St. Wendel, 81 participants from 13 nations compete for the first points in the ADAC Rally Masters. A total of 12 special stages have to be mastered at 133 kilometers, including a challenging city circuit course. Since the weather forecast predicts snow and rain, demanding conditions are expected.

Overall, the 2018 race calendar provides the following dates:

  • 03/02 – 03/03 ADAC Saarland-Palatinate Rally, St. Wendel
  • 05/04 – 05/05 ADAC Rally Around the Sulinger Bärenklaue, Sulingen
  • 05/25 – 05/26 AvD-Saxony Rally, Zwickau
  • 06/15 – 06/16 ADAC Rally Sternweder Berg, Lübbecke
  • 07/27 – 07/28 ADAC Rally Wartburg, Eisenach
  • 09/07 – 09/08 ADAC Rally Lower Saxony, Osterode
  • 09/28 – 09/29 ADMV Rally Erzgebirge, Stollberg
  • 10/19 – 10/20 ADAC 3-Cities Rally, Eastern Bavaria

The bluechemGROUP wishes Tobias and Florian all the best and maximum success for 2018!

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Drift On Ice: Waldbad Oberau Because the legendary ice series can look back on an absolutely fantastic season, there will be an outdoor event on Saturday (03.03.2018) as an encore!]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:09:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-waldbad-oberau-8517.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-waldbad-oberau-8517.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The grand final is over, the winner of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup is certain, that's it with Drift On Ice for the 2017/18 season – or not? Will there be more to come? The answer is YES! Because the temperatures are just perfect and the legendary ice series has provided so much breathtaking action, there is one more addition this season! This Saturday (March 03, 2018), Drift On Ice will be at Waldbad Oberau to offer all fans another round of hot drifts, fast starts and thrilling overtaking maneuvers.

The charm of the natural ice

Although the event is no longer in the rating for the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, it still has a lot to offer. First, there is the natural ice of the Waldbad Oberau. This tricky underground is always good for a surprise because of its unpredictability. Will the new champion Richard Geyer prevail here? You have got to be curious ...

The next question is equally thrilling: how will the quads master the ice – yes, exactly: On this Saturday, you can watch for the first time quads on a frozen, crystal-clear forest pool! In addition, the 50ccm kids will be there again, who will also face the challenges of the natural ice.

The bluechemGROUP wishes all participants of the additional event of Drift On Ice much success!

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Hard fights to the end At the exciting final of Drift On Ice 2017/18 last weekend (February 24 / 25, 2018) in Chemnitz and Dresden, all participants showed their full commitment!]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:55:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/hard-fights-to-the-end-8515.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/hard-fights-to-the-end-8515.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Who wins the title in the 2017/18 season of Drift On Ice? That was the big question everyone asked last weekend (February 24 / 25, 2018). The hot favorites were clearly Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis of Team PRO-TEC, who each had 19 points before the final. But only one of them would be able to take the overall victory in this year's season of the legendary ice series. How the two races in Chemnitz and Dresden went, we summarized in this report.

Chemnitz – clear decision in the final

The 40th race in the history of Drift On Ice was the prelude to the final weekend. The drivers were highly motivated and ready to give their all. Both Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer already wanted to secure crucial points here in order to gain an advantage in the fight for the overall title.

Ronny Weis – when the clutch breaks ...

For the speedway veteran of Team PRO-TEC, the most important thing was to get through the heats safely and definitely reach the final. He could realize this plan, but not as playfully as he had wished. His clutch caused him problems from the first race so that his engine could not bring the power on the rear wheel. Therefore, he lost one point to Sergej Malyschew in the second run. Overall, he scored seven points.

Richard Geyer – advantage secured

While Ronny Weis had a bit of trouble, everything ran smoothly for the young talent Richard Geyer. He dominated the heats and secured a perfect eight points. Without any problems, he reached the final and could even choose the inner lane as starting position there – ideal conditions for the day's victory.

The final – even PRO-TEC cannot fix that

In addition to Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer, Sergej Malyschew entered the final. The Russian, like Ronny Weis, scored seven points in the preliminary round. However, since he was better in direct comparison, he could choose the middle lane. Ronny Weis, therefore, started from the outside. Immediately after the start of the final race, Richard Geyer took the lead. Ronny Weis tried to overtake Sergej Malyschew but did not pass him. Finally, the clutch failed completely, so that Ronny Weis had to be content with third place. The victory went to Richard Geyer. Sergej Malyschew finished second.

Dresden – who masters the ice?

The closing event of Drift On Ice took place this time in the EnergieVerbund Arena Dresden. Once again, everyone was highly focused in the entire hall – from the kids to the quad bikers. In particular, the somewhat softer and therefore smoother ice was particularly challenging. There were several crashes, but fortunately, no one was injured.

Ronny Weis – all on attack!

Fortunately, he was able to solve the problem with his clutch the night before, so Ronny Weis was in attack mode right from the start. He came through the preliminary round without a mistake and got a fantastic eight points – even though he had used his first two races to fine-tune the clutch. The ice caused him no problems.

Richard Geyer – no stress ...

Completely relaxed, calm, balanced – this is how you could watch Richard Geyer at the race in Dresden. The young star came through his heats confidently and achieved seven points without stress. Only in the last race, in which he met Sergej Malyschew and his teammate Ronny Weis, he had to be content with second place. Should that be an outlook on the final run?

The final – only one can win the 6th PRO-TEC Cup

As in Chemnitz and in the last round of the preliminary round of Dresden, Ronny Weis, Richard Geyer and Sergej Malyschew met in the final. While the Russians could only reach the second place, both riders of Team PRO-TEC could win. Ronny Weis, therefore, focused on victory. He had a fabulous start and took the lead. Richard Geyer was always right behind him, but could not overtake him. Sergej Malyschew had to be content with third place. This meant the winner of Dresden was Ronny Weis. For the overall victory, however, it was not enough. The new champion of Drift On Ice is Richard Geyer – congratulations!

Scoresheet:

  Freital Jonsdorf Chemnitz Dresden Gesamt

1. Richard Geyer

9 points 10 points 10 points 9 points 38 points

2. Ronny Weis

10 points 9 points 8 points 10 points 37 points

3. Sergej Malyschew

8 points 8 points 9 points 8 points 33 points

4. Jacob Bukhave

6 points 7 points 7 points 7 points 27 points

5. Zdenek Holub

7 points 5 points 6 points 2 points 20 points

High tension in the side program

Both in Chemnitz and in Dresden, the kids and the quads were absolutely convincing in the side program. The kids had so many hard fights on the ice that a clear favorite was unrecognizable. It came therefore also to a very scarce decision, with which Frieda Thomas in Chemnitz won the daily victory. In Dresden, Valentino Scheibe prevailed. As a big surprise, he rolled up the field repeatedly and secured himself absolutely deserved the first place.

With the quads, Ilja Mademann dominated both in Chemnitz and in Dresden. He was able to win almost every race and was confident in winning the day – an absolutely convincing performance!

The bluechemGROUP congratulates all winners of Drift On Ice 2017/18 and thanks for an absolutely exciting season!

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point S relies on bluechemGROUP Cooperation confirmed: Germany's largest supplier of tires, wheels and auto service relies on the technology leader in vehicle chemistry.]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/point-s-relies-on-bluechemgroup-8514.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/point-s-relies-on-bluechemgroup-8514.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed What began with AUTOMEISTER is now continuing with point S: After the excellent quality brand for professional workshop service has been working with the bluechemGROUP for some time now, the point S Group, to which AUTOMEISTER has belonged for more than ten years, now goes for a cooperation, too. The decisive factor for this step is the great success that AUTOMEISTER has achieved thanks to the bluechemGROUP.

Expand the service spectrum with highly efficient vehicle chemistry

The point S Group, which is the largest supplier of tires, wheels and car service in Germany, wants to enable its members to significantly expand their service offering by working with the bluechemGROUP. With the highly effective vehicle chemistry applications, point S can offer its customers new services such as engine cleaning or fuel system or diesel system care. The exact concept as well as related sales and advertising materials were developed by the bluechemGROUP and officially presented at the point S Spring Meetings in January 2018. Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (National Sales Director), Jens Schreiter (Sales Force - Sales & Technical Training) and Jonas Jeskolski (Service Technician) presented the idea to all participants of the conference and were available for all inquiries. The cooperation caused great enthusiasm and was received very positively.

The bluechemGROUP is proud to have found a strong new partner in point S. We look forward to the future cooperation!

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Prize of the Middle Class 2018 Once again nominated: This year, too, the bluechemGROUP is in the running for the "Grand Prize of the Middle Class" of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation.]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:32:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/prize-of-the-middle-class-2018-8513.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/prize-of-the-middle-class-2018-8513.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Under the motto "Shaping the Future", the Oskar Patzelt Foundation's "Grand Prize the Middle Class" will be awarded for the 24th time in Germany this year. Only 4,917 outstanding medium-sized companies of all sizes, all sectors and forms of ownership are nominated for the prestigious award in 2018. Therefore, we are very pleased that we too are back in the running for the prestigious business award, which judges not only business economics, innovation or jobs alone but also the company as a whole and its complex role in society.

The following factors are decisive for the competition:

  • Overall development of the company
  • Creation / maintenance of jobs and training places
  • Modernization and innovation
  • Commitment to the region
  • Service and customer proximity, marketing

With the traditional prize, which since 1994 has the motto "Healthy middle class – Strong economy – More jobs", the Oskar Patzelt Foundation awards those companies that convince through outstanding figures as well as innovative actions and overall sustainable work. In this context, we would like to say thank you for the nomination, which we consider a constant recognition of our entrepreneurial successes. The bluechemGROUP sees itself as a dedicated "Company of Excellence" in which efficient business management is just as much a part of everyday life as taking over responsibility, diligence and inventiveness.

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Diesel Particle Filter Cleaning If a diesel vehicle is used mainly in city traffic and for short distances, it is sooner or later necessary to clean the particle filter.]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-particle-filter-cleaning-7390.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-particle-filter-cleaning-7390.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed For several years, diesel particle filters (DPF) have been a standard equipment for all modern diesel vehicles. However, for the proper functioning of these components, it is necessary to drive long distances, otherwise, the temperatures required for the self-cleaning in the DPF cannot be reached. In particular, the use in city traffic and for short distances more and more leads to a clogging of the particle filter. The consequences are fault messages via the vehicle diagnostic system, power loss and increased fuel consumption. In the worst case, there will be a total failure.

Four solutions

Depending on the degree of contamination, the bluechemGROUP offers various products to clean the diesel particle filter.

Preventive cleaning with the High Power Cleaner for Diesel Particle Filters

Since this product greatly reduces the ignition temperature of the soot collected in the DPF, it makes the self-cleaning possible even on short distances. Without installation or removal, storage time or other disturbances, the particle filter can be – if regularly used – permanently and fully cleaned during driving. The product is suitable for all diesel engines as well as diesel fuels.

Intensive cleaning with the DPF Flushing Fluid

Particularly stubborn dirt and deposits in the diesel particle filter can be gently removed with this special fluid. Although for this, the DPF has to be removed, for experienced amateur mechanics this is not a too difficult task. We recommend the use overnight as the Flushing Fluid and DPF must be kept together for 8-10 hours in a vessel. The product is suitable without problems for aluminum, magnesium, zinc and cadmium parts and suits for the latest generation of particle filters.

Professional cleaning with the DPF Top Gun Cleaner

Workshops, which own our DPF Gun Flush, can offer their customers a quick and easy cleaning of the DPF with this product. Without dismantling, all soot deposits in the DPF will be dissolved and removed. The product is suitable without problems for aluminum, magnesium, zinc and cadmium parts and suits for the latest generation of closed particle filter systems.

Direct application with the DPF/Catalyst Cleaner

Professional workshops can evaporate stubborn operationally caused contamination in the diesel particle filter absolutely residue-free without disassembling. Thus, the full function of the DPF is restored even at high degrees of contamination. The product is applicable to all closed particle filter systems.

Whether for personal prevention or professional restoration – the bluechemGROUP provides the right solutions for each diesel particle filter.

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Refrain from warming up In winter, the prolonged idling period after the engine start pollutes the environment and harms the engine more than a direct driving off.]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:28:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/refrain-from-warming-up-7311.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/refrain-from-warming-up-7311.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Leave the house in the morning, go to the car, get on and drive off – probably this is the dream of every vehicle owner in winter. The reality is often quite different: Every morning not only the car glass is frozen, but also the temperatures in the interior are uncomfortable low. What could be more natural than to let the engine warm up, so that the heater takes care for perfect sight and a comfortable atmosphere?

Not a good idea

Although the inner urge for comfort may be immensely strong, it is not recommended to give in to it. Within the idling phase, there is much useless fuel consumption and the engine is also strained unnecessarily strong, because the oil has not the required operating temperature - and it also does not reach it fast enough while idling!

The alternative

Instead of letting the engine run unnecessarily, it is recommended to start the trip right after freeing the car glass from the ice. During normal operation, the period it takes for the oil to reach the necessary temperature is reduced considerably and consequently also the risk of wear. Additional protection during the cold start phase offers our "Nano Engine Protect & Seal". This product produces a highly active Nano barrier in the oil that protects against wear and ensures a gentle, smooth engine operation.

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Drift On Ice: Chemnitz / Dresden On the weekend of February 24 / 25, 2018, the last two races of this year's season of the legendary ice series will take place in Chemnitz and Dresden.]]> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:16:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-chemnitz--dresden-8508.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-chemnitz--dresden-8508.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The final of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup is imminent. There are only a few days left until the weekend of February 24 / 25, 2018, the last two races of this year's season of Drift On Ice take place. Then it will be clear who gets the title in the legendary ice series this year. The venues for the final race 2018 are the Eissportzentrum Chemnitz (Saturday, 02/24/2018) and the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden (Sunday, 02/25/2018). The audience can look forward to breathtaking drifts, lightning-fast launches and captivating overtaking maneuvers on both days. Of course, with the 50cc kids and the quads, there will also be an extensive side program.

Fight for the title: Everything's open

Ronny Weis, Richard Geyer, Sergej Malyschew or maybe Jacob Bukhave or Zdenek Holub? When asked who will be the overall winner in the current season, there is currently no clear answer. Most points currently have Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer. With three points less Sergej Malyschew, however, is very close. Jacob Bukhave and Zdenek Holub also have a small chance of winning the title if they can reach the podium in the final races. The tension is huge, who will prevail in Chemnitz and Dresden in the end.

Exciting side program: Action on two and four wheels

It is an integral part of every event of Drift On Ice: the extensive side program. In Chemnitz and Dresden, this time again the 50ccm kids are there, which will give an answer to the question: Can Frieda Thomas also convince in the final race again? The audience may be curious! The second highlight of the side program are the quads. In Freital and Jonsdorf, these infernal machines have already proven what they are made of so that once again a spectacle can be expected.

Team PRO-TEC: The victory in mind

Can Ronny Weis defend his title from last season or does Richard Geyer win the overall victory? In any case, the final weekend will provide an answer to this question. However, one thing is already clear: Thanks to PRO-TEC, both drivers can fully rely on the technology.

The bluechemGROUP wishes all participants in Chemnitz and Dresden maximum success!

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Klima Fresh Lemon: the freshness kick for the vehicle The highly effective air-conditioning freshener with a vitalizing lemon fragrance by PRO-TEC ensures long lasting fresh air throughout the whole vehicle interior. The product neutralizes unpleasant odors, is very easy to use and requires no disassembly work.]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:53:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Whether the wet dog after the walk in the park or a strong smoking colleague as a companion on the morning way to work or the neighboring children after football training – they can all be the cause of unpleasant odors in the vehicle interior. Once these have set, then simple airing is usually not sufficient to eliminate them. Even a simple air freshener is not enough, because the bad scents are at best masked, but not neutralized.

PRO-TEC brings a breath of fresh air

PRO-TEC presents a much better solution with the innovative air conditioning freshener Klima Fresh Lemon. The product cleans the air in the entire vehicle compartment and in the air conditioning system and removes unpleasant odors. The application is very simple and does not require any disassembly work. Inexpensively and without much effort, the vehicle receives an intense freshness kick. Therefore, Klima Fresh Lemon is optimally suited as a "service extra", which has a positive effect on customer satisfaction.

The product is also available with fruity orange fragrance.

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NEW: Klima Fresh Lemon Vitalizing freshness kick for the interior of the vehicle: the bluechemGROUP presents its air conditioning air freshener Klima Fresh in its new fragrance Lemon.]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:32:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/new-klima-fresh-lemon-8506.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/new-klima-fresh-lemon-8506.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Cigarette smoke, wet dog, scraps of food and mold – these are all fragrances nobody wants in the vehicle interior. However, if the unpleasant odors have spread throughout the car, simple airing cannot eliminate them. Even a simple air freshener does not provide a remedy, because the bad scents are at best masked, but not neutralized.

The freshness kick for every vehicle

The bluechemGROUP presents a much better solution with its innovative air conditioning freshener Klima Fresh. The product cleans the air in the entire vehicle interior and in the air conditioning system and removes unpleasant odors sustainably. The application is very simple and does not require any assembly work. Inexpensive and without much effort, the vehicle receives an intense freshness kick! NEW: From now on, the product is available in the two natural fragrance versions orange and lemon.

The advantages of Klima Fresh at a glance:

  • Removal of unpleasant odors
  • Intensive air freshening in the vehicle interior and the air conditioning
  • Easy to use without assembly work
  • No stains on upholstery or cockpit
  • Also applicable to vehicles without air conditioning
  • Contains non-flammable propellant gas

If you have any questions about Klima Fresh, please contact us at technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Team PRO-TEC is unbeatable Nobody was able to beat our PRO-TEC riders Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer at Drift On Ice in Jonsdorf (02/03/2018) – but in the end there was only one winner ...]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:44:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/team-pro-tec-is-unbeatable-8502.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/team-pro-tec-is-unbeatable-8502.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed What a race! Last Saturday (February 03, 2018), there was pure excitement at the second event in this year's season of Drift On Ice in Jonsdorf, Saxony. From the thrilling opening show to the breathtaking battles for the 6th PRO-TEC Cup and the sensational supporting program, the audience was treated to the best entertainment. In return, the Eissporthalle Jonsdorf had a fantastic atmosphere!

For our PRO-TEC riders Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer, the race ended with a place on the podium, but there was only one, who could hold the winner's cup in his hands:

Team PRO-TEC – invincible in the heats

"For for me, it was not surprising that those drivers who have PRO-TEC support were always at the top!", said Ronny Weis with a wink, referring to the achievements of Team PRO-TEC in the heats. Both he and Richard Geyer each took four wins and eight points. They rushed after each start to the top and were uncatchable. Ronny Weis explains: "The ice was just perfect on Saturday; I already noticed that during training. The bike had a good grip on the rear wheel and was absolutely brilliant – these were the perfect conditions for our walkover!"

Finale – there can only be one

In addition to Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer, Sergei Malyschew reached the finale as the third driver. The Russian, who reached third place in Freital, was able to prevail in a decisive race against the Pole with equal points Wojciech Lisiecki. The start was as follows: Richard Geyer on the inside lane, Ronny Weis in the middle and Sergei Malyschew on the outside. When the race started, speedway veteran Ronny Weis got a dream start and took the lead. His opponents were just behind him. Now he had to decide: Either he blocks his teammate Richard Geyer and loses speed or he leaves a gap and keeps the pace so that Sergei Malyschew has no chance to overtake. He chose the speed and left some space for Richard Geyer. The young talent took advantage of this opportunity without hesitation and overtook Ronny Weis as soon as possible. From this moment, he was unstoppable and won the day's victory. His PRO-TEC colleague finished second. Sergei Malyschew reached third place.

Support program – exciting to the hair tip

Just as in the battle for the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, the 50cc kids also had a clear favorite. The young talent Frieda Thomas won every single run and also the day's victory. But behind her, there were tough fights. The young riders offered the audience absolutely amazing and exciting runs.

For the quads, the surprises were even bigger. Each of the four participants won a race in the heats. A clear favorite was not apparent. All riders proved they were capable of both dream starts and captivating overtaking maneuvers. Even more exciting was the final: who would prevail in this race? It was Alexander Hauswald. He won the last race and took home the day's victory.

Current standings:

  1. Ronny Weis / Richard Geyer: 19 points
  2. Sergey Malyschew: 16 points
  3. Jacob Bukhave: 13 points
  4. Zdenek Holub: 12 points
  5. Kevin Pedersen / Wojciech Lisiecki: 6 points

The next scheduled event of Drift On Ice is the final weekend on February 24/25, 2018 in Chemnitz and Dresden. If the temperatures stay the way they are, then maybe on the 17th or 18th of February 2018 the outdoor event in Waldbad Oberau will take place.

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP congratulates all winners of the second round of Drift and Ice!

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The risk of clogged injectors If operationally caused deposits clog the injectors, the spray pattern deteriorates, which can result in a hole in the piston.]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:48:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/the-risk-of-clogged-injectors-8065.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/the-risk-of-clogged-injectors-8065.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Outside fine drops, inside large ones – this is how the spray pattern looks like that is produced by a perfectly functioning injection nozzle. It causes the fuel to be burned slowly and uniformly from outside to inside, which is a perfect, clean combustion. This allows the engine to develop its full power, keeps the fuel economy low and the exhaust gas quality optimal. What happens if the function of the injection nozzles is negatively affected?

Engine knocking, local overheating and damages

The main reason for a faulty injection are operationally caused deposits, which clog the nozzles. They cause a poor atomization, which has different effects. For example, a large portion of the injected fuel may be burnt abruptly, which leads to a loud noise (engine knocking or pinging) and bad fuel consumption, loss of performance and poorer exhaust gas quality. Furthermore, the insufficient atomization can cause the fuel to hit the cylinder wall washing off the lubricating film, which can result in mechanical damage. In the worst case, however, the atomization is so impaired that the fuel only drips from the nozzles resulting in a point combustion at very high temperatures. If the melting point of the piston material is exceeded, this can lead to serious damages (hole in the piston). In the long term, the total failure and a costly repair might be possible.

To avoid these negative effects, the regular cleaning of the diesel or petrol system, including the injection nozzles, is recommended. If you have any questions, please contact technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Drift On Ice: Jonsdorf The hunt on the ice continues: Next Saturday (February 03, 2018), the next race in this year's ice series will take place in Jonsdorf.]]> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:33:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-jonsdorf-8498.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/drift-on-ice-jonsdorf-8498.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed For a long time, the fans of Drift On Ice had to wait, now it starts again. Next Saturday (February 03, 2018), the next round of the legendary ice series will take place in Jonsdorf, Saxony. Then, there is finally hot speedway action on a mirror-like road with fast starts, amazing drifts and spectacular overtaking maneuvers. The audience can look forward to breathtaking runs in which the riders will fight for every inch. Nothing is decided yet in the title fight of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, which speaks even more for an absolutely exciting race!

"New entry" in the driver's field

Although he is a familiar face at Drift On Ice, he has yet to make an appearance in the current season: Wojciech Lisiecki. After the Pole, unfortunately, missed the participation in Freital, he now joins the race. Who remembers the season 2016/17, knows that you always have to pay attention to Wojciech, because he is a hot candidate for surprises. In addition, he has already won the Ice Gala in Torun this year (a race in which Team PRO-TEC has also had good experiences) and will be particularly excited about the start.

Action in the side program

Anyone who will be in the audience in Jonsdorf can look forward to the fighters for the 6th PRO-TEC Cup as well as to an exciting side program. As usual, the 50cc kids, who will fight for each round like the big ones, and the quads will be there. With Ilja Mademann and Stephan Bischoff, two reigning German champions take part in this event, which will provide for maximum excitement.

Team PRO-TEC: The goal is clear

Our two PRO-TEC riders Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer know only one goal at the second event in this year's Drift On Ice season: earn points. Both want to definitely reach the podium and get a little closer to the trophy. Who will prevail in the end, is still open. However, one thing is clear: thanks to PRO-TEC, both drivers can fully rely on the technology.

The bluechemGROUP wishes all participants in Jonsdorf maximum success!

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PRO-TEC – for a workshop life long! Jürgen Schwaab, a longtime PRO-TEC customer with his workshop AD Autodienst SCHWAAB in Maikammer, Germany, reports on his experiences with the numerous products of the highly effective workshop brand, which accompanied him until his retirement in 2017.]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:30:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "I remember well how it all started back then. It was sometime in the late 1990's when a PRO-TEC employee introduced himself in my workshop. He had several flyers and catalogs and told me a lot about vehicle chemistry. Initially, I was quite skeptical of his offer, I must admit. However, this attitude has changed very quickly ...", reports Jürgen Schwaab, owner of the AD Autoservice SCHWAAB in Maikammer (Germany). After nearly 20 years of working with PRO-TEC, he started his well-deserved retirement in 2017. Previously, he looked back on his experiences with the workshop brand.

Jürgen Schwaab: "PRO-TEC? I would recommend it anytime!"

"My decision to work with PRO-TEC came mainly from the convincing effectiveness of the products. I had to experience the products only once and I was almost a fan. Additionally, I liked the wide range of applications that PRO-TEC offered me. From the internal cleaning of the engine to the care of the fuel system, everything could be perfectly integrated into my workshop routine!"

At his first order for PRO-TEC, Jürgen Schwaab tried many of the products in the extensive product range. By 2017, he has tested almost everything at least once in his workshop.

"The high quality and the convincing price-performance ratio of PRO-TEC are unbeatable. In addition, over the years I have received an incredible amount of positive feedback from my clients. After a diesel system cleaning for example, the vehicle owners are usually more than satisfied. That is why I even went so far that I gave my customers a money back guarantee if they were not happy with an application. In all these years, I have never experienced that someone made use of this offer. PRO-TEC is convincing – and therefore I would recommend it anytime!"

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A workshop life with PRO-TEC Jürgen Schwaab, a longtime PRO-TEC customer, reports on his experiences with our workshop brand, which accompanied him until his retirement.]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:41:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/a-workshop-life-with-pro-tec-8491.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/a-workshop-life-with-pro-tec-8491.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "It all started in the late 1990's when a PRO-TEC employee came to my car workshop. Initially, I was quite skeptical of his offer. However, this attitude has changed very quickly ...", reports Jürgen Schwaab, owner of the AD Autodienst SCHWAAB in the Palatinate Maikammer, Germany. The longtime PRO-TEC customer started his well-deserved retirement in 2017, but previously we could talk to him about his experiences with our workshop brand.

Jürgen Schwaab: "I would recommend PRO-TEC at any time!"

"What really motivated me to start working with PRO-TEC was, above all, the high level of product effectiveness. At that time in the 1990’s, the sales representative showed me the various possible applications, from cleaning the engine to maintaining the fuel system, and convinced me in no time at all. My initial doubts could not withstand the impressive results!" Jürgen Schwaab tried many products from the extensive product range when ordering PRO-TEC for the first time. In the course of time, however, he has tested almost everything at least once in his workshop.

"The high quality and the convincing price-performance ratio have made me a true PRO-TEC fan over the years. Added to this was the positive feedback from my customers. For example, when I did a diesel system cleaning or something similar, car owners were usually more than happy. I even went so far as to give my customers a money back guarantee if they were not happy with an application. In all these years, I have never experienced that someone made use of this offer. On the contrary: there was an incredible amount of positive feedback! I would definitely recommend PRO-TEC at any time."

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank Jürgen Schwaab for the successful cooperation and wishes all the best for the well-deserved retirement!

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Speedway meets judo As a member of the German Speedway national team, Team PRO-TEC took part in a special training session last weekend (January 20/21, 2018).]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:54:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-meets-judo-8487.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-meets-judo-8487.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed What does speedway have in common with judo? Does the risk of injury decrease if you know drop techniques? Do you now need combat skills to prevail on the track? Ronny Weis from Team PRO-TEC knows the answer: "The common feature lies in the grabbing method. As with judo, you have to grab the handlebars firmly in speedway – in every situation, with every movement. Of course, you need arm strength, but also fit joints and coordination. In the mind, you should also be highly focused!" Precisely about these aspects was the special training with judo coach Jürgen Öchsner, that Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer from Team PRO-TEC attended last weekend (January 21/22, 2018) in Abensberg, Bavaria.

Meet your limits!

The entire training weekend was incredibly intense from start to finish. "I would describe myself as physically fit, but what I experienced on these two days was really heavy. My joints and tendons have never been challenged so much before. Every part of my body hurt – but it was worth it!", Ronny Weis judges after the weekend. He continues: "I especially liked that mentally played a big role as well. What is a fit body good for if I am unable to fully concentrate on a race? Jürgen Öchsner has managed to address all aspects that are crucial in racing!"

Ready for the season

Team PRO-TEC could possibly reap the fruits of intensive training soon. Next Saturday (February 03, 2018), Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis will have to prove themselves in Jonsdorf at the second event in the current season of Drift On Ice. "We are really looking forward to this next race because we are in perfect physical and mental shape. Fortunately, thanks to PRO-TEC, we never have to worry about our motorcycles!", the two racing aces explain cheerfully. They add: "Even after Jonsdorf, there is an exciting season waiting for us. We have big plans – it is going to be great!"

The bluechemGROUP wishes Team PRO-TEC maximum success for all upcoming challenges!

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Air Conditioning Service Air conditioning needs regular maintenance to work optimally and provide both pleasant and germ-free fresh air inside the vehicle.]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:47:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/air-conditioning-service-8486.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/air-conditioning-service-8486.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed No one who has ever come to know the comfort of having his or her own car with air conditioning would want to trade again. Having the desired interior temperature just a short time after starting the journey is an amenity that every motorist appreciates more than anything else. In addition, studies have shown that extreme temperatures significantly reduce both concentration and responsiveness, which in turn means that air conditioning also improves the safety of all vehicle occupants. Therefore, the system should always operate optimally and provide fresh air. Unfortunately, the air conditioning is not one of the maintenance-free elements of a vehicle.

Why do cars need a regular air conditioning service?

Air conditioning is in most cases set to work at full power. That means that very warm and very cold air constantly meet each other. This creates condensation, which in turn causes moisture to accumulate in the air conditioning. From a certain amount, this can no longer be dissipated and remains in the system. The resulting water pools and the simultaneously tropical climate with high humidity form the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and microorganisms. The consequences of this are not only unpleasant odors and a poorer performance of the air conditioning but also risks for allergy sufferers and possibly costly repairs, because the excretions of the germs are aggressive as acid and attack the system. A regular air conditioning service including cleaning and disinfection is therefore highly recommended.

Air conditioning service of the bluechemGROUP

1. Thorough cleaning: Air Condition Foam Cleaner

In the first step of the air conditioning service, the entire air conditioning system should be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt. Especially the evaporator and the condenser need special attention. Once the system has been cleaned, the air conditioning system can work optimally and deploy its full cooling capacity.

2. Against bacteria and germs: Air Condition Disinfectant

After cleaning, in the second step of the air conditioning service, the complete disinfection of the entire system, in particular, the ventilation ducts, is carried out. All bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms are eliminated without leaving any residue, so that the air conditioning system only supplies fresh, clean air. The risk of respiratory and allergic reactions is significantly reduced.

3. Fresh air: Klima Fresh

At the conclusion of the comprehensive air conditioning service, all remaining unpleasant odors are removed. After the application, there is a pleasant smell throughout the whole vehicle interior.

The advantages of the air conditioning service of the bluechemGROUP at a glance:

  • Pleasant indoor climate and highest air quality in the car
  • Optimal performance of the air conditioning
  • Best health and hygiene, eliminating 99.9 percent of microorganisms
  • Tested material compatibility of all products
  • No aggressive cleaning components in the formulations

For questions about individual products, please contact technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Wear protection for engines Through specific protective measures, serious engine damages and the risk of costly repairs can be minimized in the long run.]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:35:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/wear-protection-for-engines-7619.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/wear-protection-for-engines-7619.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed One of the main tasks of the engine oil is the lubrication of all moving components. This means – simply speaking – that the engine oil should prevent the rubbing of metal on metal. Over time, however, the oil is gradually losing this ability, as it is "aging" (the viscosity decreases). At a certain point, the correct oil pressure can no longer be ensured in the engine, which prevents a sufficient lubrication of all components. The result is a constant increase in wear and ultimately serious damage or costly repairs.

Save the heart of the vehicle

One way to significantly slow down the process just described is the "Nano Engine Protect & Seal" by the bluechemGROUP. The product creates a highly active Nano-barrier in the oil with extremely low-friction and wear-reducing properties. It ensures an optimal lubrication of all components during cold start, keeps gaskets, O-rings and seals supple, provides excellent emergency running properties and causes a soft, smooth engine operation.

This leads to numerous other advantages:

  • Highly active wear protection
  • Longer life of all units
  • Improves engine performance
  • Optimizes fuel and oil consumption
  • Noise reduction

These effects have been verified in extensive, independent testing. The TÜV Thüringen confirms "Nano Engine Protect & Seal" a "certified effectiveness".

The product is added directly to the engine after the oil change. It is suitable for 4-stroke and diesel engines (both common rail and unit-injector) and is also recommended for engines with turbo, catalytic converter, direct injection and particulate filters. For questions, we are available via technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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PRO-TEC in the training workshop In Coburg, Germany, a special WorkshopStory took place on behalf of the Chamber of Crafts for Upper Franconia in November 2017. An Audi A3 2.0 TDI (built in 2009) was refitted with the help of PRO-TEC products as part of a course for aspiring master mechanics.]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:15:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Cars on lifts, well-equipped toolboxes and naturally open hoods – that is what it looks like in a typical car workshop. However, it is a little more unusual when a group of interested master students is present who closely observes all the work steps. Nevertheless, even in such a situation, a successful PRO-TEC WorkshopStory can take place:

The "main actor" this time was an Audi A3 2.0 TDI (built in 2009). With this vehicle, a PRO-TEC diesel system cleaning was carried out as part of a master training for aspiring master mechanics of the Chamber of Crafts for Upper Franconia. With the "Clear Flow – Injection System and Air Intake System Cleaning", the entire fuel system was flushed thoroughly, including the nozzles, valves and injection pump, removing any debris and resin. Under the eyes of the master class, this restored the optimal flow of fuel, which was confirmed by thorough post-application testing. As a result, the running smoothness of the vehicle noticeably improved for all participants.

The master class thanked for the impressive demonstration of the PRO-TEC products and assured that it had taken much important information for the future daily workshop life from the lesson.

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Tips for fogged windows When moist air meets cold car windows, a disturbing mist of fine water droplets arises very quickly – but this effect can be weakened.]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:13:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/tips-for-fogged-windows-7272.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/tips-for-fogged-windows-7272.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It is a known phenomenon and a safety risk in the cold season: constantly fogged windows, which complicate an unobstructed view. The most effective antidote to this annoyance is, of course, to turn on the air conditioning. Additionally, many vehicle owners also search for ways to prevent fogging in the first place or at least to diminish it.

The answer: Thorough cleaning

In order to stop the moisture, which is in the air in the vehicle interior, from concentrating on the windows, it is advisable to clean the glass surfaces regularly. Through the thorough removal of all dirt particles, the surface on which the fine droplets of water can concentrate will be reduced. As a result, the fogging is slowed down and happens less often.

Our dream team for clean windows:

  1. Multi-Function Foam Spray (for stubborn stains)
  2. marvelous Glass Cleaner (for streak-free cleaning)

The regular use of these two products provides clean and thus significantly less fogged windows - our recommendation for the winter.

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Drive efficiently, save money Traveling regularly large distances for professional or recreational reasons, thereby arriving promptly and still save some money? Yes, that is possible!]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/drive-fast-save-money-7369.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/drive-fast-save-money-7369.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Anyone who regularly spends several hours in the car, whether for professional or personal reasons, knows the desire not to waste valuable time, but instead to arrive quickly at the destination. In order to put this project into practice, the vehicle is often accelerated to the maximum – of course, always taking into account the current driving conditions. Then, the vehicle will be accelerated to the maximum possible driving the needle of the rev meter close to the red zone. The positive results are record times, in which the respective distances can be covered. The negative effect is revealed at the latest by a view at the own bank account at the end of the month...

A friend in need

The fact that the fuel consumption in the upper-speed range is significantly higher than in urban traffic is likely to be well known. The fact that the fuel quality can be improved towards that also, in this case, an optimal combustion and thus maximum efficiency are possible, probably much fewer vehicle owners know. Our Octane Premium (petrol) or our Cetane Booster (diesel) have been developed precisely for that! They increase the octane or cetane number demonstrably by 5 to 6 points, thus ensuring an improvement of the combustion, the "knock resistance" and the engine response. Thus, even at high speed, it is possible to get the most out of the tanked fuel!

The bluechemGROUP offers all frequent travelers one way to save some money. However, we would like to point out that we in no way want to promote ruthless rushing. For every reasonable motorist, we consider compliance with the legal speed limits and with the current driving conditions as self-evident – safety always first!

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Don’t get blinded by the light! Whomsoever so-called stray light takes the view while driving should take the time for a thorough cleaning on the inside of the windshield.]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:44:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/dont-get-blinded-by-the-light-7358.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/dont-get-blinded-by-the-light-7358.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Actually, it is wonderful when the sun comes out from time to time from the many dark clouds of the current season and the environment briefly appears in a pleasant red-orange. Just a few seconds can be enough to let the well-known gray fall into oblivion for a moment ...
However, the beautiful effect also entails risks: When the light of the low sun hits the windshield, the driver can be significantly blinded by excessive dispersion – and at 100 km/h on the highway, "short-term" means almost 28 meters per second! A very long distance where many things can happen when sight is limited.

Pay attention to the window hygiene

To ensure safety despite the sun is low, it is recommended to regularly perform a thorough cleaning on the inside of the windshield. The removal of very small dust and dirt particles ensures not only a reduction in light scattering but also has other positive side effects: On the one hand, the view in the dark improves, on the other hand, the likelihood of fogged windows decreases.

Our perfect couple for clean windows:

  1. Pre-cleaning: bluechem Multi-Function Foam Spray (to remove the worst of the dirt)
  2. marvelous Glass Cleaner (for streak-free cleaning)

The regular use of these two products provides clean windows and always a perfect view while driving!

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Our most popular news 2017 A new product, sponsorship report or company news? We present the TOP TEN of the most clicked news from the past twelve months.]]> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:03:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/our-most-popular-news-2017-8461.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/our-most-popular-news-2017-8461.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Overall, we published 119 reports in 2017 on our homepage. These included, for example, reports on our sponsorship activities, tips on our products and general company news. All news together were clicked 19,975 times, but which of them were the most successful ones in the past twelve months? In this year's TOP TEN, we introduce you to them. Decisive for the rankings are the data from our Content Management System from December 19, 2017.

TOP TEN:

1. Internal Engine Cleaning (1,084 views)

We explain the reasons for the regular cleaning of the entire oil and lubricating circuit.

2. Carbon X: Engine restoration (1,034 views)

In the first half of the year, we introduced our new cleaning system for removing harmful carbonization in the combustion chamber.

3. Carbon X: eliminate carbonization (808 views)

At the beginning of 2017, there was a brief look at Carbon X.

4. Diesel Particle Filter Cleaning (740 views)

The bluechemGROUP offers various solutions for cleaning the diesel particle filter, which are presented in this article.

5. The pitfalls of low consumption (551 views)

In this article, we explain why fuel-efficient diesel vehicles are at greater risk for condensation, especially on warm days and cold nights.

6. New website for PRO-TEC (536 views)

In the middle of the year, we presented the new homepage of our quality brand PRO-TEC.

7. Need an oil change? (456 views)

We list the various reasons why the engine oil should be replaced regularly (every 12-18 months or 10,000-15,000 km).

8. Maximum work for windshield wipers (418 views)

This article informs about the point at which the windscreen wipers should be replaced and why they are so important in autumn and winter.

9. Rattling noises in the VW Golf Mk4 (382 views)

Our sales force member Ronny Weis explains in this #WorkshopStory how a frequently observed problem can be resolved in a short time with the help of our products.

10. Winter checklist for your car (370 views)

Is the car ready for the cold season? We have created a brief overview summarizing the most important precautionary measures.

In the coming year, we will continue to publish daily news. Suggestions, questions and criticism concerning individual articles can be sent at any time to pr@bluechemgroup.com.

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Pass winter safely with a diesel Paraffin particles and condensed water are a great danger to the fuel system of diesel vehicles at temperatures below the freezing point.]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:47:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/maximum-cold-drivability-7304.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/maximum-cold-drivability-7304.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Already at temperatures below -7 °C, the first paraffin particles form in normal winter diesel. In the normal case, these are not dangerous, because winter diesel can stand cold to max. -20 °C. However, many cars are sometimes exposed to much lower temperatures, if they are not parked in a garage or at least wind-protected at night. This leads to significantly larger paraffin particles as well as dangerous ice crystals in the fuel system, which can accumulate in the fuel filter and block it. The consequence is then that the vehicle does not start the next morning or it goes out immediately afterwards. When this happens, there is only the possibility of heating the entire fuel system slowly in a warm room, so that the clogging can dissolve again.

Causes of cold-related failures

Anyone who thinks that the winter diesel offered by the petrol stations is sufficient to get easily through the cold season can sometimes experience a bad surprise. On the one hand, the cold-resistance of the fuel is partly lower than stated, despite the fulfillment of the legal standard. Jens Möller, Head of Research & Development at bluechemGROUP, comments: "This is because the laboratory tests that determine the cold-resistance of the winter diesel do not always simulate the real environmental conditions. Therefore, dangerous amounts of paraffin crystals can already form at temperatures above -20 °C."

The second problem that affects diesel vehicles in winter is condensation in the fuel system. The phenomenon called “tank-breathing” is responsible for its formation. Jens Möller explains: "At high humidity, due to snow and ice, as well as large temperature differences between day and night, fine water drops form in the fuel system. These can freeze at minus degrees and block the fuel filter."

Safety through professional fuel additives

For that a diesel vehicle can safely pass winter, a professional service is recommended with protective fuel system additives. Jens Möller: "Our "Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect" is able to bind all condensed water, making it easy to combust when driving. The "Diesel Anti-Gel" increases the cold-resistance of the fuel and provides safety at temperatures below -30 °C. This means that the car is able to cope with all weather-related challenges of the winter!"

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PRO-TEC goes Slovenia! Network successfully expanded: The traditional company HOC CENTER D.O.O. is now our new distributor for our quality brand PRO-TEC in Slovenia.]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:34:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/pro-tec-goes-slovenia-8460.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/pro-tec-goes-slovenia-8460.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The bluechemGROUP is growing steadily. From now on, the international group of companies is also represented in Slovenia by its quality brand PRO-TEC. Mr. Primoz Hocevar signed the distributor agreement on Wednesday (December 13, 2017) on behalf of the traditional company HOC CENTER D.O.O. Previously, as usual, there was extensive training (December 11-12, 2017) on our products and technical equipment, as well as detailed product, marketing, and sales strategy discussions.

Luis Fernandez (International Sales Director) is very excited about the new business partner: "With HOC CENTER D.O.O. we can close another gap in Europe. Now there are hardly any spots where we are not represented by our brands and products. I am more than satisfied with this development. Nevertheless, we are always looking for further distribution partners!"

The bluechemGROUP is looking forward to the future successful cooperation with HOC CENTER D.O.O.!

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Leather care in winter Increased humidity and the frequent use of the seat heating are particularly stressing for the leather seats in the car during the winter months.]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:18:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/leather-care-in-winter-7298.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/leather-care-in-winter-7298.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Whether snow, rain or fog - in winter the leather seats in the car get significantly more often in contact with stressing moisture. If the seat heating is activated additionally, the load increases even more for the material. This combination of heat and moisture causes the leather seats to have significantly higher care needs - just like the human skin in winter.

No home remedies!

Who searches the Internet for "Leather Care", will find the most remarkable recommendations in the shortest possible time. From banana peels to unsalted lard, numerous home remedies can be found that are supposed to have a cleansing and nourishing effect. We strongly advise everyone against all these "tips", because they are more harmful than useful. With a professional Care Set, significantly better results can be achieved. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: info@bluechemgroup.com

Tips for leather care

  • Before applying the leather cleaners, the seats should be thoroughly cleaned with a vacuum cleaner, because small crumbs or pebbles could otherwise create scratches.
  • During the cleaning, you should never rub too hard and always work extensively. It is generally recommended to test all the products first in an inconspicuous place.
  • All care products may only be applied to dry material.
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Protection for paintwork in winter In the cold season, de-icing salt, road debris and moisture attack the vehicle paint constantly. Here, only an effective sealant helps.]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:54:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/protection-for-paintwork-in-winter-7934.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/protection-for-paintwork-in-winter-7934.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed However appealing a winter wonderland may be, for the car, snow and ice are a big challenge. In particular, the vehicle paintwork is very demanded due to its constant contact with moisture, de-icing salt and split. This can quickly lead to weathering or even damage to the painted surfaces. Here, only an effective wax layer sealing the surface helps.

First clean, then protect

In order for the wax layer to optimally fulfil its protective function for the paintwork, it is necessary to thoroughly clean the vehicle in a first step. It is recommended to start with a material-friendly pre-cleaning in order to remove coarse dirt and salt residues. Otherwise, these can act like sandpaper causing considerable damage to the paintwork during the subsequent thorough washing. Finally, the sealing wax layer is applied. This preserves the painted surfaces against mechanical effects, moisture and salt.

By the way: the wax layer has to be renewed regularly. The rule of thumb is: If the water stops rolling off, it is time to wax again!

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The extra car service in winter Since vehicles are used differently in the cold season, the quantity of deposits in the exhaust system increases – a problem our OXICAT can solve very easily.]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:19:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/the-extra-car-service-in-winter-7254.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/the-extra-car-service-in-winter-7254.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed When the temperatures fall below the freezing point and the cold season presents itself in the most uncomfortable light, many people change their driving habits. For example, to heat up the vehicle interior before the start, in winter the engine idles more frequently lengthening considerably the cold start phase. In addition, snow and clear ice lead to driving at low speed for safety reasons. These behavioral changes might be comprehensible, but they cause an increase in operational deposits in the entire exhaust system. The bluechemGROUP offers a product that easily solves this problem.

OXICAT - Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner

Our specially developed high-performance cleaner removes all contaminations in the exhaust system sustainable and effective, without attacking joints and pipes. Oxygen sensor / lambda probe, turbocharger, EGR valve and catalytic converter will be freed thoroughly from all resin, gum and carbon deposits. With regular use (every 3 months), OXICAT even provides long-term protection against heavy contamination. Our cleaner can be used for petrol, diesel and even hybrid vehicles.

If you want to give your car some extra care in winter (besides the usual treatment), we highly recommend the use of our OXICAT at the beginning and at the end of the cold season.

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Air conditioning in winter? The special advice against fogged windows in the cold season: Adding the air conditioning to the ventilation ensures even faster a high visibility!]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:03:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/air-conditioning-in-winter-7363.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/air-conditioning-in-winter-7363.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed To have a high visibility while driving in the cold season is not always easy: either the sun is blinding when driving or the windows must first be scratched free or they are fogged. That turning on the ventilation at maximum temperature is a very effective solution for the last problem, may be clear; but that the additional operation of the air conditioning even accelerates the process, is probably less known.

Cold air against cold windows?

At first glance, it seems strange, why the fresh air from the air conditioning should help to remove the precipitation on the windshield. However, it is not the cooling function, that matters, but rather the fact that the humidity in the vehicle interior is removed. Thereby, the time until the fine mist of water droplets on the windshield will disappear, is significantly shorter.

Positive side effects

In addition to the "drying function", the regular switching on of the air conditioning in the cold season ensures an extension of its service life. Through the more frequent use, compressor, hoses and seals are lubricated constantly and do not dry out. Thus, the air conditioning will not leak, a refrigerant loss does not happen and the cooling function is maintained. However, through regular but short use, it comes to an unpleasant smell. Here we recommend our Klima Fresh (video of application), which provides fresh air.

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Milan Business Meeting From November 16 to 18, 2017, a meeting took place in Milan, Italy, between the bluechemGROUP, Autoprofi Italia and Italian business partners.]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:59:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/milan-business-meeting-8449.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/milan-business-meeting-8449.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Constant growth requires regular exchange – under this motto, from November 16 to 18, 2017, an extensive business meeting took place in Milan, Italy. The participants included Werner Urban (President of bluechemGROUP), Josef Kluy (International Business Development), the management of Autoprofi Italia and 22 Italian business partners. The agenda included an extensive program of hands-on training and in-depth discussion.

Friday – workshop demonstration

The focus of the first day of the meeting was a Fiat Dobló and a Fiat 500, where some bluechemGROUP products were presented. Josef Kluy explained the mode of action of the various products for the oil system as well as the new combustion chamber cleaning system Carbon X and the Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner OXICAT. He then introduced the application of the products. Particularly impressive for the participants was the versatility of the Carbon X, which can also be used to clean individual components such as the EGR valve.

Saturday – Meeting

While the first day of the meeting was all about practice, the second part was about the theory. Participants exchanged views on the business situation in Italy and discussed various marketing and sales strategies. Following the meeting, Werner Urban gave a small outlook on the further plans for the year 2018.

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank all participants of the Milan Business Meeting!

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Lessons from the technology leader Michael Gänslein (Sales & Technical Training) was a lecturer at a master class of the Chamber of Crafts for Upper Franconia (November 23, 2017).]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:38:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/lessons-from-the-technology-leader-8448.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/lessons-from-the-technology-leader-8448.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed For almost 30 years, the bluechemGROUP has been dealing with questions and problems relating to vehicle chemistry. During this time, the international group of companies has accumulated extensive expertise becoming a technology leader. We provide this expertise on a daily basis to our partners and customers. In this sense, Michael Gänslein (Sales & Technical Training) was on November 23, 2017, on behalf of the Chamber of Crafts for Upper Franconia in Coburg to train future automotive masters in the field of vehicle chemistry.

... because it works!

From fuel system cleaning to window sealing, Michael Gänslein presented the entire range of bluechemGROUP to the 19 very interested participants. During the presentation, the students kept asking questions about individual aspects and effects of the different products. For example, they wanted to know why it makes sense to clean the engine when changing the oil, what the individual DPF products can do, and what advantages an exhaust system cleaning has. After the theory, there was the practicing. On an Audi A3 2.0 TDI (built in 2009), Michael Gänslein presented a diesel system cleaning with the Clear Flow. The technical device by the bluechemGROUP allowed the thorough removal of all operational deposits so that a smooth flow of the fuel was restored. Even the glued and gummy injectors were completely cleaned. The convincing result was very impressive for the master students.

Inquiries regarding training courses are always possible via technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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Cleaning of auxiliary heaters Fuel-powered auxiliary heating systems should be cleaned regularly of dust and debris when they are frequently used during the winter months.]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:18:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/cleaning-of-auxiliary-heaters-7861.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/cleaning-of-auxiliary-heaters-7861.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Unlock the car, open the door, get in and start – a simple routine that every vehicle owner knows. During the cold season, however, this ordinary sequence is often interrupted because sometimes the lock is frozen, occasionally the doors cannot be opened and in most cases, the windscreens have to be scraped before the start of the ride. As if this were not enough, the interior is so cold during the first few kilometers that you could almost cut building material for an igloo from your own breath. In addition, the windows are fogged up and the engine suffers from the cold start phase – in short, setting off on a journey in winter is not a very nice experience.

Helper in need

A simple solution for many of the wintry adversities is an auxiliary heating system. It makes sure that the engine and, consequently, the vehicle interior heat up significantly faster – sometimes even before driving. This means more comfort, more safety thanks to clear visibility and less wear, as the cold start phase shortens. However, fuel-powered auxiliary heating systems should be freed regularly of dust and debris when they are frequently used in winter – especially in the short-run operation. Thus, they can reliably develop their full power and provide pleasant warmth. This cleaning is, by the way, quite easy, because these elements are connected to the fuel system. As a positive side effect, our diesel or petrol products easily remove all contamination and protect from new operational deposits.

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The last will be the first Although our PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis just narrowly reached the finale in the opening race of Drift On Ice (November 25, 2017), he finally won the day.]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:23:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-last-will-be-the-first-8446.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-last-will-be-the-first-8446.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Drift On Ice has begun! Last Saturday (November 25, 2017), the legendary ice series started into the new season. At the opening event of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, the audience was already offered absolute high tension with a big surprise. In addition, there was a fantastic side program and a great atmosphere.

For our PRO-TEC riders Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer, the first race ended with a place on the podium. The way there was very different:

Ronny Weis – a real nail-biter

Our speedway veteran had some difficulties at the start of the race. In the heats, he had to give in to both his colleague Richard Geyer and the Russian Sergej Malyschew, because his setup did not provide ideal starts. In the end, he got six points and was trembling, because it was not clear if this result would be enough for the finale. Fortunately for him, however, the Czech Zdenek Holub failed one run, so that Ronny Weis was certainly in the finale. "I was really relieved when it was clear that I had “survived" the preliminary round. Before the last race in Freital, I then adjusted my setup so that I had a good feeling before the finale."

Richard Geyer – experienced start

The new season of Drift On Ice began without a hitch for the PRO-TEC young talent. All he had to do was to give in to Sergej Malyschew in the heats, who delivered a perfect preliminary round (eight points) on that day. With his seven points, Richard Geyer reached the finale in second place, ahead of his colleague Ronny Weis.

Final – Ronny Weis flies away

Richard Geyer, Ronny Weis, Sergej Malyschew – they all gathered at Freital's last run and they all wanted the win. When the signal came, Ronny Weis got a dream start. His bike reared up powerfully so that Ronny Weis could look at the hall ceiling for a moment, but when he reached the ground again, he saw nobody to his left and right. "That was when I knew I could win this race – so I gave it all!", Ronny Weis explained. "When I crossed the finish line, I was overjoyed. I reached just narrowly the finale and then I could still achieve the victory – that was really great! "For Richard Geyer, it was the second place on this day. Sergej Malyschew had bad luck in the final. After the perfect preliminary round, he finished third.

Side program – even more high tension

There was a lot going on with both the 50cc Kids and the Quads: As the reigning junior champion Bruno Thomas has meanwhile changed classes, his sister Frieda Thomas was able to take home a victory for the first time. However, Magnus Rau was close on her heels, which promises numerous head-to-head races in the rest of the season.

In the Quads surprised Torsten Altmann, who not only prevailed against Stephan Bischoff, the reigning German short-track quad champion but also against Matthias Hahnke and Alexander Hauswald. It was noticeable that the vehicles on four wheels overall were significantly faster than the year before. It remains exciting how this season will develop!

Current standings:

  1. Ronny Weis: 10 points
  2. Richard Geyer: 9 points
  3. Sergej Malyschew: 8 points
  4. Zdenek Holub: 7 points
  5. Jacob Bukhave / Kevin Pedersen: 6 points

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP congratulates all winners of the first round of Drift and Ice!

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Next winter will come for sure If you want to protect your engine from the additional loads due to low temperatures, we recommend our highly effective wear protection.]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/next-winter-will-come-for-sure-7242.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/next-winter-will-come-for-sure-7242.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The fact that a cold start and especially the phase thereafter represent a high load on each engine is generally known. One of the main causes of this is that the oil has not been heated before start-up. This results in a fast, but uneven heat distribution and therefore increased wear. An additional danger arises from the low temperatures in the winter because it takes longer until the oil reaches the optimum operating temperature. If you also let your engine warm up every morning, so that the interior is heated up, it means a huge load for the vehicle.

Action to be taken

With our product "Nano Engine Protect & Seal", we present a fast precaution against increased wear. The "magic formula" of bluechemGROUP produces a highly active nano-barrier in the oil with extremely smooth and wear-reducing properties. For the user this means in effect:

  • highly active wear protection
  • extremely fast lubrication during cold start
  • smoother and softer engine running
  • improved engine performance
  • longer service life of aggregates
  • excellent emergency running properties
  • less noise while driving

So effective the product is so easy it is applied. The "Nano Engine Protect & Seal" only needs to be added to the oil circuit, where it works independently.

Now the winter may come.

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Season outlook: Richard Geyer Hungry for the victory: Our PRO-TEC young talent told us how he wants to regain the title of the legendary ice series Drift On Ice in the 6th PRO-TEC Cup.]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:52:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-outlook-richard-geyer-8439.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-outlook-richard-geyer-8439.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It could not have been closer! In the end, it was the last race in the finale of Drift On Ice 2016/17, which cost Richard Geyer the overall victory in the 5th PRO-TEC Cup. His teammate Ronny Weis prevailed on the final laps, putting our young talents in second place. Now Richard Geyer wants to regain the title. Just days before the first race in the new season of the legendary ice series, he talked to us about his aims and strategies.

Season aim:

"Of course my basic aim is to get through the season well. I want to show a consistent performance and hold my own against the even stronger drivers of the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. Beyond that, of course, my view is also focused on the title. Having narrowly missed the overall victory last time, I now want to get the trophy back."

Strategy:

"Because I knew quite early that the competition on the ice would be even bigger this year, I started preparing for it months ago. The mechanics, whom I cannot thank enough, have examined my motorcycle thoroughly and optimally adjusted everything. Every little detail was checked so that I am technically well prepared. I think the perfect setup is the best strategy to get the title back. In addition, I prepared myself mentally for the upcoming races at an early stage – the season can begin, I am ready!"

Greatest fear:

"The worst thing would be, of course, if all the preparation had been useless. For example, if in the first race, I find out that I have not the optimal setup, so I cannot keep up with the competition. Then I would lose important points and maybe even miss the finale of the opening event. That would have catastrophic effects on the overall standings. Of course, I hope it will not happen, because that would be really bad."

Season highlight:

"Although I am really looking forward to every event and every spectator, Dresden as my home race is, of course, the highlight for me. Because this time the finale is taking place there, my enthusiasm is even greater. It is a fantastic feeling and incredibly motivating to go to the start with the support of my relatives and friends!"

PRO-TEC Support:

"No race without PRO-TEC! In order to avoid technical failures, I rely on the highly effective quality products at every race. I always use the Nano Engine Protect & Seal, chain spray and the Super-Lubricant. The mechanics have repeatedly confirmed to me that this power trio fits perfectly with the harsh conditions of Drift On Ice!”

The bluechemGROUP would like to thank for the exciting insights and wishes Richard Geyer much success for the season of Drift On Ice!

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Clear sight thanks to perfect light When you have to drive mostly in the dark during autumn and winter, a thorough headlight restoration ensures greater safety.]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:38:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/clear-sight-thanks-to-perfect-light-7126.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/clear-sight-thanks-to-perfect-light-7126.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Whether on the morning way to work or on the drive home in the afternoon – in autumn and winter you usually have conditions that require a mandatory switching on of the headlights. And even if you can see the sun for a moment, thick fog and dense snowstorm often take care that driving without clear light can be a real risk. Just then, the headlights should be in the best condition, which means clean, shiny and without scratches. Especially important: a diffused light image restricts not only your own sight; it can also significantly dazzle the oncoming traffic.

In just a few minutes to the perfect light: headlight restoration by bluechemGROUP

The bluechemGROUP offers a simple and cost-effective solution for the treatment of weathered and dull headlights, in order to ensure the traffic safety for all participants. Our set restores the optimum luminous efficiency and the perfect gloss of all common automotive plastic models in a few easy steps (see video). In addition, the nano-effect provides a long-term protection against re-contamination and environmental influences.

Who always wants to have a clear sight thanks to a perfect light in autumn and winter and who also wants to improve the look of the car, has to choose our bluechem Nano Headlight Restore Kit!

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Season outlook: Ronny Weis Our PRO-TEC rider barely managed to secure the title of Drift On Ice 2016/17 – what he wants to achieve this time, he told us before the first race.]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:09:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-outlook-ronny-weis-8437.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/season-outlook-ronny-weis-8437.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Not so long ago, our PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis took the 2nd place in the Speedway Team Cup, the 2nd Speedway Bundesliga, with the Meissen Hornets. However, he did not have much time to celebrate this success because, in less than a month, the next challenge for him already begins: the title defense of Drift On Ice at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. How he thinks about the upcoming races, he told us in a detailed interview.

Season aim:

"My big aim is to be among the top three again at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup. Of course, the overall victory would be nice, but defending the title is not an easy task because the quality of the drivers has risen again compared to last year. You have to prevail against international full and semi-professionals. Not only your own motivation and performance have to be right, you also need a perfect setup. In addition, we have only four races, if the weather prevents the planned outdoor event at Waldbad Oberau. Therefore, there are few possibilities to correct any mistakes. That is why I am carefully optimistic."

Strategy:

"If I want to realize my plan, there is only one strategy: I have to reach the podium at every single event. That, in turn, means that I must not make any mistakes in the heats. Because as already mentioned, the drivers are extremely strong. They will fight for every point and that from the first race. So the way to the final will not be an easy walk!"

Greatest fear:

"The horror scenario for me is a technical failure. Just imagine: I am in a top condition, I have the perfect setup – and then the chain breaks! That would be very bad. By such an incident, I could miss the final in a race, which would have a devastating effect on my season aim."

Season highlight:

"I have no specific highlight, but I am really looking forward to the entire season. There are many innovations, such as a new opening, a new lighting and a new paddock design, just to name a few. In addition, the improved quality of the drivers is reflected in all classes, which is why also the side program promises many exciting races.”

PRO-TEC support:

"In order to avoid the horror scenario which I mentioned earlier, I fully trust in PRO-TEC. For example, at every race, I use the Nano Engine Protect & Seal to protect the heart of my bike from increased wear. In addition, I always use the chain spray from the PRO-TEC BikeLine and the brake cleaner. Especially important is the Super-Lubricant, as it even at -5 °C has an optimal lubricating effect. Other products fail at such temperatures, but you can always rely on PRO-TEC! That way, I can always trust in the technology and focus on the race."

The bluechemGROUP thanks for the exciting interview and wishes Ronny Weis much success for the season of Drift On Ice!

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The pitfalls of low consumption Modern fuel-saving diesel vehicles have a greater risk of water condensation – particularly when the days are warm and the nights are cold.]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/high-technology-for-diesel-systems-7067.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/high-technology-for-diesel-systems-7067.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Reducing fuel consumption and thus protect the environment as well as save some money – anyone who buys a modern diesel vehicle usually pursues these objects. In particular, the current models with high-pressure diesel systems and direct injection (common rail, pump-injector etc.) can already cover more kilometers with a tank filling than their predecessors or comparable petrol engines. However, this also means that there are considerably fewer "changes" in the tank of the vehicle, since the fill level changes less frequently, which can lead to unexpected problems.

A dangerous combination: lots of air and significant temperature variation

The greatest danger to the diesel system is the water condensation. This risk is mainly influenced by the amount of air in the tank. Since modern diesel vehicles can still go very far with half the tank filling, the probability of undesired liquid formation is correspondingly very high. This effect is additionally enhanced by significant temperature variation when the nights are cold and the days are warm. Once there is condensed water in the tank, on the one hand, it leads to carbonization of essential components of the diesel system and, on the other hand, prevents an optimal combustion. The consequences are a higher fuel consumption, a loss of engine power and an increase in pollutant emissions.

The water must be gone

As the condensed water does not disappear "on its own", the bluechemGROUP recommends regular use of the Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect. The product has been specially developed for all high-pressure diesel systems and direct injection (common rail, pump-injector etc.) and it has been adapted to the specific requirements. It reliably destroys water bubbles in the fuel and absorbs combustion-damaging and dangerous moisture. In addition, it is particularly recommended for long-life service intervals, as it guarantees a thorough diesel system cleaning, in which reliably and sustainably even the smallest contaminants are removed. However, the main advantage of the Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect lies in the simple application, since the product only has to be added to the tank, where it acts completely autonomously.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of a modern diesel vehicle without taking unnecessary risks, our Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect is the right choice.

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Exhaust System Cleaning Increased emissions and higher fuel consumption – the exhaust system should be cleaned regularly of operational deposits.]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:58:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/exhaust-system-cleaning-7633.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/exhaust-system-cleaning-7633.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It is a problem that affects every vehicle: operational contamination in the entire exhaust system. Over time, carbon residues accumulate in the complete exhaust system (lambda probe, catalytic converter, turbocharger, EGR valve etc.) and lead to a malfunction of the affected components. Vehicles that are used for short distances or that are equipped with exhaust gas recirculation, turbocharger and direct injection have this problem more often, as the engine rarely reaches the required self-cleaning temperatures. A dirty lambda probe is unable to determine reliably the required amount of fuel, which leads to an increased consumption then. A dirty catalytic converter causes higher emissions.

Cleaning and maintenance of the entire exhaust system

With the Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner of bluechemGROUP, the complete exhaust system can be cleaned effectively, quickly and preventively. The high-performance product removes any deposits and prevents recontamination when used regularly. Before refueling, it should be filled in the tank every three months, where it then acts autonomously. The Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner is suitable for all types of catalytic converters of petrol / diesel engines and hybrid vehicles. Particularly serious contamination of the catalytic converter should be eliminated with our DPF/Catalyst Cleaner.

Advantages of the exhaust system cleaning:

  • Increased fuel efficiency
  • Recovered engine performance
  • Reduced emissions of harmful exhaust gases
  • Prevention of engine management problems, which are caused by an excessively high degree of contamination

For questions, we are available via technics@bluechemgroup.com.

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6th PRO-TEC Cup: Drift On Ice 17/18 Here we go again: With the traditional opening race in Freital (Germany), the sixth round of the legendary ice series starts on November 25, 2017.]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:52:00 +0100 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/6th-pro-tec-cup-drift-on-ice-1718-8408.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/6th-pro-tec-cup-drift-on-ice-1718-8408.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The waiting is over! On November 25, 2017, Drift On Ice will finally continue! The legendary ice series goes to the next round on the last Saturday of this month in Freital (Germany). With the 6th PRO-TEC Cup, fans can look forward to four events in Freital, Jonsdorf, Chemnitz and Dresden this year. If the weather is right, Drift On Ice will also be back at Waldbad Oberau.

The drivers: More requests than ever before

Currently, the international field of participants consists of drivers from six nations. It might even be possible that some more will be added because Drift On Ice is growing in popularity worldwide. The organizers report more requests than ever before. Apparently, every driver wants to try the ice and prove his skills. In addition, international speedway celebrities are interested in Drift On Ice.

The side program: The return of the sidecars?

If you know the PRO-TEC Cup, you know that every race offers a lot. Repeatedly, the side program convinces with fantastic highlights. Of course, this also applies to this year. In 2017, for example, the 50ccm kids will be there fighting on the ice like the “big” drivers. In addition, the 750cc karts and the ice quads, which will let the ground glow with their four wheels, will start again. As a special highlight, the sidecar teams, which already impressed the audience in 2016, are also in demand for this season. We will, of course, report as soon as there is more detailed information.

Team PRO-TEC: Who will win?

After our PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis won the last season, he now faces the challenge of defending this title – not an easy task! Our young talent Richard Geyer will fight even harder for every point at the 6th PRO-TEC Cup because of course, he wants to get back the title. Whoever will prevail in the end, we will soon find out – we are curious!

Race calendar Drift On Ice 2017/18:

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, Freital
  • Saturday, February 03, 2018, Jonsdorf
  • Weather-dependent date 2018, Waldbad Oberau
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, Chemnitz
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018, Dresden
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Customer Feedback: New Power! Our customer Andy B. from Suhl (Germany) has been able to eliminate the engine problems of his Skoda Fabia 1.4 with our highly effective products.]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:44:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/customer-feedback-new-power-8403.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/customer-feedback-new-power-8403.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "I'm excited! I never expected the problems with my car to be solved so quickly and easily.", Andy B. from Suhl (Germany) writes to us in a feedback mail. He continues: "My old Skoda Fabia 1.4 (built 2004) now runs much better – and this after only one application! Respect for your products!" To this case, of course, we wanted to know more, so we let us tell all the details by Andy B.

"My Skoda Fabia had the problem that I could no longer accelerate after a long tunneling at a constant speed (80 km/h). If I pushed the pedal after the tunnel exit, nothing happened. Instead, the engine control light went on. Only after a restart of the car, I could accelerate again. The engine control light was then also off, but the exhaust warning light remained on.

My workshop either suspected a fault at the throttle or at the lambda probe. The mechanics, however, suggested only the replacement of the parts as a solution. This was too costly for me. In the search for an alternative, I came across the Throttle Body Cleaner and the Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner by bluechemGROUP. According to the instructions, I applied both products and then went on a test ride with curiosity.

What can I say? I was more than surprised, because already directly after the first tunnel everything was much better! No lack of acceleration, no need for a restart, no warning light – no problems! The fact that the mistake was solved so easily and so fast was an absolute relief for me."

The bluechemGROUP thanks for the feedback and wishes much pleasure with the vehicle. If you have further questions on this case, do not hesitate to contact us: technics@bluechemgroup.com

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Season review: Porsche Carrera Cup André Heimgartner has finished the Australian brand cup in second place - with friendly support from our partner Bluechem Australia!]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:19:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/season-review-porsche-carrera-cup-8402.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/season-review-porsche-carrera-cup-8402.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It has been a big year, a huge month, and a fantastic weekend at the finale of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia – I can’t thank my sponsors enough for throwing their support behind me this year and riding this journey with me, I couldn’t have done what I have without them.” André Heimgartner proudly said after the last round at Gold Coast. This was the last station for the 22-year-old New Zealander in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, the top brand cup in Down Under. With his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) he can now look back on an absolutely fantastic season. In the 23 races at 8 locations, he reached sixteen times the podium. He took both place 1 and 2 five times and he finished third six times. In total, he achieved 1.125 points. Thus, only 20 counters were missing for the overall victory.

Bluechem Australia – always there!

To bring the championship margin down to the narrowest it has ever been in this category’s history is pretty rewarding, even if we couldn’t quite get the big trophy today”, André Heimgartner says. He adds: “From signing up with Sonic Motor Racing Services two weeks before the first race and going on to win that round, to winning at Bathurst, to securing second in the title, it has been a really great year in Carrera Cup and I have had a lot of fun! However, I would like to thank all the supporters who have accompanied me along this way."

Bluechem Australia, partner of the bluechemGROUP, thanks in return for an exciting season! The entire group is proud to have found a new bluechem brand ambassador in Andre Heimgartner!

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Season review: Rally Team Just Florian and Tobias Just have successfully finished the 2017 season of the German Rally Masters and the ADAC Rally Masters – powered by bluechemGROUP.]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:21:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/season-review-rally-team-just-8400.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/season-review-rally-team-just-8400.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The German Rally Masters and the ADAC Rally Masters 2017 ended with the ADAC 3-Cities-Rallye last weekend (October 20 / 21, 2017). It was an absolutely exciting season for the Rally Team Just, which this year was officially supported by PRO-TEC, the quality brand of bluechemGROUP. Although the team could first join the series at the second race, the Hessen Rally Vogelsberg, Florian and Tobias Just managed to reach the top three in the overall standings:

Florian Just / Marco Schönfelder

With their Citroen C2 R2 Max, Florian Just and his co-driver Marco Schönfelder managed to reach the podium in Division 5 five times. It was one victory, three second and a third place. In the end, Florian and Marco end up in sixth place. In Division 5, it was even the second place.

Tobias Just / Lisa Kiefer and Sabrina Türk

For Tobias Just and his co-pilot Lisa Kiefer and Sabrina Türk, the season ended with the third place in Division 6. Overall, they finished eleventh with their Suzuki Swift Sport. In the seven races in which they participated, they were able to reach the podium four times, three times place two and once place three.

The bluechemGROUP thanks for an exciting season and congratulates on this excellent result!

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Winter checklist for your car Is the car ready for the cold season? We have created a brief overview, which summarizes the most important precautionary measures.]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:30:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/winter-checklist-7252.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/winter-checklist-7252.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Frost, snow and slush are a major challenge in the cold months of the year for every car. So that the vehicle survives the winter safe and without any problems, we have put together a short checklist that includes the most important preparatory measures:

1. Radiator system

To avoid engine damage, an effective radiator antifreeze is very important. Which product is best suited (G11, G12) depends on the vehicle model. TIP: A well-maintained radiator system also helps to warm up the interior more quickly.

2. Battery

Every year old batteries are the most common cause of breakdowns. The battery should therefore be checked and replaced if necessary.

3. Fuel System

Water that may have accumulated in the fuel system should be removed before the temperatures regularly drop below zero. For both diesel and petrol vehicles the bluechemGROUP has effective solutions. TIP: If you want to take care of your exhaust system, too, you should have a look at our OXICAT.

4. Washer system

An effective frost protection is required for the smooth operation of the windshield washer system and thus a clear view in winter. The front window should also be thoroughly cleaned before the cold season starts to avoid streaks. TIP: After filling the antifreeze into the washer, use it right afterwards, so that the liquid is distributed throughout the system.

5. Lights

All lighting systems and especially the headlights should be checked whether they are correct. For that the lighting in the dark season is always perfect, it is additionally recommended to periodically clean all the lights. TIP: If you have a warm garage, you can use our Nano Headlight Restore Kit, which is also a sealant.

6. Interior and exterior windows

Thoroughly cleaned windows stay clean longer (less streaks) and do not fog up quickly. In this connection, the wiper blades should be checked.

7. Door and trunk

All rubbers should be treated thoroughly before the cold season, so they do not freeze. TIP: Even the door lock can get a long-term protection against ice.

8. Paintwork

Snow, ice and salt are a strain for the vehicle exterior. In order to protect the paintwork from these threats, it is advisable to maintain all surfaces.

9. Winter tires

For safe driving is always ensured, the profile should be at least four millimeters deep. The age of the tire should not exceed ten years. TIP: Damages at the wheel hubs through water and road salt can be prevented by our Brake Anti Seize.

10. Accessories

Window scraper, gloves and maybe a cover for the windscreen should be in every vehicle.

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PRO-TEC: Perfect for diesel vehicles Dirk Ress, CEO of the Autocenter Itzgrund in Coburg (Germany), trusts in the high effectiveness of the quality brand PRO-TEC in the case of diesel engine problems. The extensive range offers the right solution for a wide range of scenarios.]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:43:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "When customers visit a car workshop nowadays, they have significantly more requirements than they did ten years ago. It is important for them to get not only a 100% solution but also an extremely fast one and, of course, the cheapest possible one for their problem. However, a complex change of parts is the worst thing that can happen", explains Dirk Ress, CEO of the Autocenter Itzgrund in Coburg (Germany). He continues: "I am glad that, as a PRO-TEC partner, I am always able to offer the best service!"

PRO-TEC and diesel vehicles: two examples

"Actually, I could tell of many stories where we have achieved the best results with PRO-TEC products – to the delight of our customers! However, I would like to limit myself to two cases focusing diesel engines", says Dirk Ress. His examples are about an Audi A1, which after the software update in the course of the “Dieselgate" had problems with the exhaust gas recirculation, and a Fiat Ducato camper with an extremely high consumption.

1. Low cost, great effect

Dirk Ress: "The vehicle in the first example was an Audi A1 1.6 TDI (built 2010) with a mileage of 71,500 km. It had received the software update, which was published by VW in the course of the "Dieselgate". Subsequently, the driver repeatedly received the error message "EGR blocked". Of course, the customer wanted to avoid replacing parts, so we suggested an alternative. First, we applied the PRO-TEC Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner. The product caused the fault light to stop flashing after a short time. A few weeks later, we carried out an intake system cleaning with PRO-TEC Triple X PLUS and an oil change with PRO-TEC Engine Flush and PRO-TEC Oil Booster. After that, the Audi ran perfectly again – with absolutely minimal cost. Needless to say, the customer was overjoyed about it."

2. Diesel consumption clearly reduced

In his second example, Dirk Ress reports of a Fiat Ducato 2.3 JTD Multijet (built in 2009): "The owner of this vehicle came to us because his consumption of 12.5 liters per 100 kilometers at constant 120 km / h on the highway appeared to him clearly too high. He hoped that we would find a quick and easy solution to this problem since he had just recently purchased the motorhome and wanted to use it for a long time. We first proposed a diesel system cleaning with PRO-TEC Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect, because the previous owner had used the Ducato mainly in everyday life and as a second camper.  Because of this short-range operation, we suspected many deposits in the fuel system, which had a negative effect on the consumption. After the application and about 800 kilometers driven, the customer rechecked his diesel consumption. With great pleasure, he realized that he needed only 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers. So he had just got the quick and easy solution to his problem he had wished for!"

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PRO-TEC against heavy carbonization Auto Selek GmbH in Neustadt near Coburg (Germany) has restored the drivability of a VW Polo by means of various PRO-TEC products. In the vehicle, an extremely stubborn 1 cm thick carbon layer had accumulated on the surfaces around the combustion chambers.]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:10:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It looked like the surface of Mars – there is no better description for the extreme carbonization of the VW Polo (built 2007, 1.4 liters, 160,000 km). The massive black carbon layer was almost on all surfaces around the combustion chambers and threatened to partially block the pipelines. Therefore, it was not surprising that the vehicle could hardly be driven. Almost immediately after the start, the engine switched into the emergency operation and the engine control light was constantly on.

In view of this problem, Auto Selek GmbH from Neustadt near Coburg (Germany) chose PRO-TEC Carbon X, the targeted and highly effective combustion chamber cleaning system. With the help of the two-component product, large parts of the carbonization could be solved in a short time and removed without residue. The rest was then scraped off with mechanical means and suctioned off. In the end, PRO-TEC Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect was used to eliminate even the smallest operational residues.

After this extensive application, the fuel system and the combustion chambers of the VW Polo were nearly "as new" again. To the delight of the owner, the drivability of the car could be completely restored!

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With teamwork to the second place Our PRO-TEC team, the Meissen Hornets, achieved a third place in the last race of the Speedway Team Cup and thus the second place in the overall standings.]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:38:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/with-teamwork-to-the-second-place-8389.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/with-teamwork-to-the-second-place-8389.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The final race of this year's Speedway Team Cup (2nd Speedway Bundesliga) could hardly have been more exciting. Only the teams that were still able to win the season participated in the event on October 8, 2017, in Herxheim (Germany): the MSC Berghaupten Black Forest Eagles, the MC Meissen Hornets, the MSC Olching and the MSV Herxheim Drifters.

A look at the table before the race shows how close the opponents were:

  Running points Match points
1st Emsland Speedway Team Dohren 8 127
2nd MSC Olching 8 126
3rd MC Meissen Hornets 8 119
4th MSC Berghaupten Black Forest Eagles 8 106
5th MSV Herxheim Drifters 6 103
6th MC Güstrow Torros 5 99
7th MSC Diedenbergen Rockets 4 108
8th AC Landshut Young Devils 3 96
9th SC Neuenknick 3 95
10th AMC Haunstetten 1 47

 

It was just Herxheim, which was only able to reach the second place in the overall standings. All the other teams could still get the title. Accordingly, extremely aggressive driving was shown. The participants fought for every inch in very exciting duels.

Handicap for Team PRO-TEC

"When I read at the beginning of the year in the race calendar that Herxheim would be the place for the last race, I was not really happy", says PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis. He explains: "In all my years as a speedway driver, I never really got used to this track. I have been looking for a felt eternity for the appropriate setup, but to this day, I have found no suitable solution for me. Unfortunately, my teammate Richard as well ..." Therefore, Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer decided to support their two teammates Kevin Wölbert and Matthias Rex. The twelve tires that each team in the Speedway Team Cup was given during a race were distributed in such a way that Kevin and Matthias were usually on the road with a fresh pair. Therefore, they could make the points, which ultimately led to a third place for the Meissen Hornets.

Thus, the final result of the 2nd Speedway-Bundesliga 2017 looked like this:

  Running points Match points
1st MSC Berghaupten Black Forest Eagles 10 132
2nd MC Meißen Hornets 9 144
3rd MSV Herxheim Drifters 9 141
4th MSC Olching 8 151
5th Emsland Speedway Team Dohren 8 127
6th MC Güstrow Torros 5 99
7th MSC Diedenbergen Rockets 4 108
8th AC Landshut Young Devils 3 96
9th SC Neuenknick 3 95
10th AMC Haunstetten 1 47

 

After a ten-year break in the Speedway Bundesliga, the Meissen Hornets return with a second place – a fantastic result. "In the beginning, we had determined to place ourselves somewhere in the middle of the field. Taking the top three would have been an absolute dream. The fact that it has now become second place makes me happy!", explains Ronny Weis. He adds: "This result also shows us that we can achieve even more. I am already looking forward to the 2018 season!" The bluechemGROUP congratulates the Meissen Hornets on this fantastic performance and thanks for an absolutely exciting season.

PRO-TEC – Worldwide partner of the automotive industry

Our PRO-TEC riders rely on the quality of the PRO-TEC products, which even meet the tough speedway conditions.

Products used during the race and preparations:

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Low cost, great effect! Dirk Ress, CEO of the Autocenter Itzgrund in Coburg, Germany, is absolutely convinced of the advantages of the bluechemGROUP products.]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:04:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/low-cost-great-effect-8378.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/low-cost-great-effect-8378.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "If car drivers come up with a problem these days, then they want a fast, but also a cost-effective solution – I am glad that thanks to the bluechemGROUP, we can offer the best service in such cases", explains Dirk Ress, CEO of the Autocenter Itzgrund in Coburg, Germany. He has been working with us for some time and can already look back on many positive experiences.

Dirk Ress about the bluechemGROUP:

"I could tell many stories, in which the products of the company bluechemGROUP have absolutely convinced. I was most impressed by this case: it was an Audi A1 1.6 TDI (built in 2010) with a mileage of 71,500 km. The vehicle was at our car workshop because after the software update by VW in the course of the "Dieselgate" there were some problems. Concretely, it was the known error message "EGR blocked".

Of course, the customer wanted to avoid the complex and costly exchange of the affected parts, so we suggested an alternative. First, the "Oxygen Sensor & Catalytic Converter Cleaner" was applied. The product was added to the tank, which caused the fault lamp to stop flashing. A few weeks later, we carried out an intake system cleaning with Triple X PLUS and an oil change with internal engine cleaning and oil booster.

Afterwards, the Audi ran faultlessly again – with absolutely minimal costs! On behalf of our customers, we thank bluechemGROUP for these fantastic products!

The bluechemGROUP thanks for the feedback and wishes a lot of pleasure with our products!

Contact:

Autocenter Itzgrund GmbH & Co. KG
Niorter Strasse 10
96450 Coburg
www.autozentrum-itgrund.de

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Certified effectiveness confirmed again The increase of compression pressure, the reduction of emissions and the reduction of wear and friction are just three of the various effects of individual PRO-TEC products that the TÜV Thüringen auditors have confirmed once again in 2017.]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:54:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed As a world-renowned quality brand, PRO-TEC stands for highly effective products that provide maximum value to all business partners and their customers. PRO-TEC has committed itself to this high standard right from the start, which is why regular independent tests and certifications are self-evident. In this context, TÜV Thüringen was commissioned in 2017 to examine various effects of individual products. The auditors were able to confirm the high effectiveness of the range in elaborate tests.

There are new TÜV certificates for the following PRO-TEC products:

The certificates are valid until 2018 and will be extended in time.

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Diesel consumption clearly reduced From 12.5 to 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers: In his #WorkshopStory, our Sales Force member Michael Gänslein explains the miracle of this reduction in consumption.]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:40:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-consumption-clearly-reduced-8375.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/diesel-consumption-clearly-reduced-8375.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The regular exchange with various workshops throughout Germany is an important part of the daily work of our Sales Force members. This has the advantage that our team is often right on the spot when our products solve difficult problems easily or achieve significant improvements in performance. Such a case is the topic of the #WorkshopStory of our Sales Force member Michael Gänslein. He reports how the diesel consumption of a Fiat Ducato camper was significantly reduced thanks to our products.

Michael Gänslein’s #WorkshopStory:

"When I visited the Autocenter Itzgrund in Coburg some time ago, the workshop was working on a Fiat Ducato 2.3 JTD Multijet (built in 2009). The owner of this vehicle complained that the consumption of 12.5 liters per 100 kilometers at constant 120 km / h on the highway was clearly too high. He hoped to find a quick and easy solution to this problem in the workshop since he had just recently purchased the motorhome and wanted to use it for a long time.

Because the previous owner had used the Ducato mainly in everyday life and as a second camper, that is to say for short distances, the mechanics suggested a diesel system cleaning with the product "Common Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect". This was intended to remove all operational deposits, which had accumulated in particular due to short-distance operation. As a result, the fuel could be combusted optimally, which would reduce fuel consumption. So the product was added directly to the fuel.

After 800 kilometers of driving, fuel consumption was checked again. The owner of the Ducato was delighted that he only needed 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers. Thus, a single application of the product resulted in a significant reduction. This was exactly the quick and easy solution to his problem he wanted – TOP!"

If you have further questions on this case, do not hesitate to contact us: technics@bluechemgroup.com

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ReDesign for PRO-TEC: Keep it more colorful Thanks to striking and clear signal colors, the application area and the effect of each PRO-TEC product can be identified even more easily. This makes it easier to handle the extensive range and prevents possible misuse.]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:22:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com# http://www.bluechemgroup.com# info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed PRO-TEC is not only a highly effective quality brand but also a user-friendly workshop brand. Therefore, the comprehensive range guarantees both efficiency with maximum customer satisfaction as well as simple work with the highest degree of user comfort. PRO-TEC wants to optimize the day-to-day tasks of a workshop, which is already evident in the appearance of the various products. The current ReDesign underlines this aspect. Striking and clear signal colors make the handling of the extensive assortment much easier because the application area and the respective effect are clearly visible. This allows intuitive and targeted access to the articles and prevents possible misuse.

The following information can be found at the first glance on the label:

1. The color of the main category provides information on the application area of the product. For example, a distinction is made between engine, fuel system petrol, radiator system, etc.

2. The color of the subcategory stands for the effect achieved by the product in the respective application area:

a. Cleaning – All products that effectively and almost independently remove even stubborn contamination.
b. Protection – Various maintenance, care and grease products for all parts of the vehicle.
c. Performance – High-performance additives for upgrading lower-quality fuels or oils.
d. Sealants – Tools for maintenance, care and repair in a wide range of applications.

3. Each article is given an individual product color in the color range of the subcategory.

The new design will be rolled out systematically. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: <CLICK>

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ADAC GT Masters 17: Season review Of course, YACO Racing was aware, that there are not only ups for a team in the league of super sports cars. However, no one expected such a season.]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:53:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-17-season-review-8373.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-17-season-review-8373.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed YACO Racing, the sympathetic underdog from Plauen in Germany, has made a name for itself in the ADAC GT Masters in the last few years. Successes such as at the Hockenheimring 2015 or in Zandvoort 2016 are the best proof that one should never underestimate the Saxon Audi. Whoever made this mistake, found itself very quickly behind the green Audi of Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey.

To continue with this development, there was also a clear aim for the 2017 season: get through the races without failing and finish in the points every time. The first part of the plan was a success as there was the result DNF (Did Not Finish) only twice – in 2016, YACO Racing had to finish a race early four times. Regarding the points, it looks less convincing. Philip Geipel summarized: "After a decent start to the season, things moved steadily forward. Both the Lausitzring and the Red Bullring gave us points, which made our confidence grow. Then there was the valley of tears ..." A retrospective:

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben / Germany (04/28 – 04/30/2017) – Place 25 / Place 16

YACO Racing did not have much time to prepare for the opening weekend in Oschersleben. It was therefore not surprising that some difficulties arose during the first qualifying. The team achieved only 21st place, which made it difficult to reach the points. From such a position, the team had often started and had shown a fast-paced catch-up thanks to the incomparable fighting spirit, but this time it was not possible. A risky overtaking maneuver ending in the gravel pit and a transit penalty – a wrong decision of the race management – cost so much time that it was an only 25th place. In the evening, the mechanics could fix a mistake, which gave rise to optimism on the next day. In race two, the Audi worked so well that Rahel Frey started a convincing catch-up. Unfortunately, there was a small crash and a further transit penalty, so YACO Racing ended up in 16th place. The two riders said: "This was not a typical ADAC GT Masters start, but we learned a lot over the weekend and gathered many important experiences."

Lausitzring / Germany (05/19 – 05/21/2017) – Place 11 / Place 9

YACO Racing has finally broken the "Curse of the Lausitzring" in 2017. While the team had experienced serious setbacks over the past few years, Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey have been successful this season. Already in the first race, the points got within reach thanks to 15th place achieved in qualifying. However, the green Audi was pushed from the track early and sent to the back of the driver's field. From there, however, he kept fighting forward until he finally reached position 11. It is difficult to imagine what would have been possible without the setback in round one. Day two of the “motorsports festival” at the Lausitzring started with place 20 in qualifying. From there, YACO Racing was able to get steadily forward, avoiding all the struggles on the track. At the end of the race, the team reached the top ten, earning the first points in the ADAC GT Masters 2017. Rahel Frey said: "What a joy! Place 9 in the hard Sunday race is a great achievement! Many thanks for the emotional motorsports moments in the Lausitz!"

Red Bull Ring / Austria (06/09 – 06/11/2017) – Place 10 / Place 13

As expected, it was not easy for Audi with number #50 on the Red Bull Ring. "From the past few years we already knew that the long straights in connection with the height differences are rather bad for our car", explained Philip Geipel. That is why the race on the first day started with an only 20th place. From there, YACO Racing was able to get steadily forward and finally crossed the finish line in 10th place. On the first day of the race, the team fulfilled the wish for further points. On Sunday, YACO Racing started from place 20. In the race, there were, unfortunately, fewer possibilities to get forward, so Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey did not reach the top ten this time. In the end, it was 13th place.

Circuit Park Zandvoort / Netherlands (07/21 – 07/23/2017) – DNF / Place 19

With a hard-earned 13th place in qualifying, YACO Racing started in Zandvoort near the points with many expectations. However, already in round one, the anticipation came to an early end, because the green Audi got into a crash. "Unfortunately, the crash damaged the suspension in turn seven – very annoying, but that's racing", said Uwe Geipel, Team Leader of YACO Racing. Until late in the night, the mechanics then worked on the damage to make the Audi fit for the next race. After the project succeeded, the second race day was supposed to be different. In qualifying, YACO Racing was "only" 14th but remained highly motivated. Thus, despite the adverse weather conditions, Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel managed to cross the finish line in sixth place. The joy of it, however, was not permanent. "Zandvoort was not good to us in 2017. First the crash on day one and then we were punished with +30 seconds in the second race because of a touch with another car under yellow. So again no points, we remain unlucky ...", Uwe Geipel summarized the weekend.

Nürburgring / Germany (08/04 – 08/06/2017) - Place 16 / Place 14th

The weekend in the Eifel was a very special one for Philip Geipel: "In my first season of the league of super sports cars in 2011 I achieved a second place at the Nürburgring. In 2015, I took the first podium for YACO Racing. Now, my 100th ADAC GT Masters race took place here." The anniversary, however, did not bring any luck to our sympathetic driver from Plauen. Already on Saturday, the team only started from place 22. In lap 1, Philip Geipel had to evade several vehicles, which moved him completely to the end of the field. By an almost incredible catch-up and a driver change in record time the green Audi finally reached place 16 – a performance, the team was content with despite all problems. Day two at the Nürburgring unfortunately also started with only the 18th position in qualifying. In the end, YACO Racing finished 14th. "Unfortunately, we had to leave the Eifel without points, but defeats make us only stronger as a team!", Rahel Frey summarized the weekend at the Nürburgring.

Sachsenring / Germany (09/15 – 09/17/2017) – DNF / Place 19

The home race of YACO Racing started very promisingly because from the free practice to the qualifying the lap times improved considerably. Philip Geipel started only from place 19, but could quickly place near the points. At this position, Rahel Frey took over the green Audi but had to give up shortly after the change due to a defect at the diffuser. Uwe Geipel, Team Leader, explains: "Driving with a faulty diffuser is roughly the same as driving a car with good tires at the front and shopping cart wheels at the rear – impossible!" However, the damage could be repaired already on Saturday. The qualifying session on Sunday ended a little better than on the day before. This position led to hopes that Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey might repeat the second place of 2016. Unfortunately, there was no luck. The team received a drive-through penalty, which prevented further points. "Unfortunately, we were unable to beat our competitors at our home race. It was a shame, but we fought extremely hard at any time. Who knows us, knows very well that we will not give up!", Rahel Frey announced after the Sachsenring.

Hockenheimring / Germany (09/22 – 09/24/2017) - Place 15 / Place 16

The Saturday started on the Hockenheimring with a promising place 13 in qualifying. In the race, however, Rahel Frey was hit on the rear wheel, which had a negative effect on the steering behavior. In addition, she fought extremely hard on the track, which meant that the tires suffered very much. After the change of driver, Philip Geipel had hardly any opportunities to get forward. In the end, it was only 15th place – not a good start for the final weekend. The fighting spirit, however, remained unbroken. On Sunday, the team started from place 22, from where it advanced to the 16th place. However, the top ten could not be reached. "Actually, we really wanted to return to the points, but it just was not possible – what a pity", commented Philip Geipel.

Final results of the ADAC GT Masters 2017:

  • Philip Geipel / Rahel Frey: Place 36
  • YACO Racing: Place 15

In summary, Uwe Geipel, Team Leader of YACO Racing, says: "We never had something like this in our previous history at the ADAC GT Masters. We gave absolutely everything in every race, but somehow we just had no luck. Now we can just look forward. We will keep our heads up and we will attack again in 2018!"

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP thanks YACO Racing, Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey for the season and wishes all the best for the future!

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Continue on success! The Meißen Hornets, our PRO-TEC team, achieved the second place in their third race (09/24/2017) of the Speedway Team Cup 2017 (2nd Bundesliga).]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:13:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/continue-on-success-8370.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/continue-on-success-8370.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Victory in Meissen, victory in Dohren – our PRO-TEC team, the MC Meissen Hornets, has already won two of its four speedway races in this year's Speedway Team Cup, the official 2nd Speedway Bundesliga. Last Sunday (September 24, 2017), the riders went to Haunstetten for their third race of the current season. The opponents this time were the MSC Berghaupten Black Forest Eagles, the MSC Diedenbergen Rockets and the hosting AMC Haunstetten Arrows. Our Speedway heroes, who returned to the Bundesliga after a 10-year break, presented an outstanding performance and delivered a captivating head-to-head race with the Rockets.

Fight for 2nd place

While it was relatively obvious that the Eagles would finish the race as a winner and the Arrows would not be lucky on that day, the midfield decision was unclear for very long. The Hornets and the Rockets were nearly tied in the preliminary runs, which did not allow a clear prognosis. Our PRO-TEC team from Meissen would have liked to make an earlier decision, but there were some difficulties. Ronny Weis explains: "The track in Haunstetten is actually designed for sidecars and therefore much longer than usual. We had to get used to it and find the right setup for the motorcycles. My team colleagues succeeded well, but I was much too slow in the first races on the long straights. The starts were good, but at the top speed, I simply could not keep up. That is why we could not get as many points as we wanted in the preliminary round." Before the big final, the Hornets had 28 points and the Rockets 29 points. The last runs would therefore decide. Fortunately, everything was right with the setup at this time. Our PRO-TEC riders took the lead and secured the second place with one more point – congratulations!

Currently, the MC Meissen Hornets are in second place in the table. The last race will take place on October 8, 2017, in Herxheim. Ronny Weis says: "If we make it back to the podium, we will be among the top three teams in the overall result – we are very excited and will give it all!"

PRO-TEC – Worldwide partner of the automotive industry

Our PRO-TEC riders rely on the quality of the PRO-TEC products, which even meet the tough speedway conditions.

Products used during the race and preparations:

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Advices for tire change Whether on your own or in a car workshop – we summarized the most important information for the tire change in a clear article.]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/advices-for-tire-change-7406.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/advices-for-tire-change-7406.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Twice a year most motorists ask the same question: Do I change the tires on my own or should I choose the easy way and go to a car workshop? We made a collection of some useful advices for both variants.

Tire change in a car workshop – the complete service

Whoever wants to make it easy for oneself should choose the car workshop option. The professionals not only change the tires, but also care about the correct storage of complete wheels including visual inspection for damage, tire and rim cleaning as well as increase of the tire pressure. They will also take care for the important balancing of the wheels. Note: For vehicles with direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), the visit of the car workshop is imperative because the sensors in the tires need to be checked.

Private tire change – the individual solution

With enough time and the right equipment, it is not a big challenge to change the tires on your own. Only for the balancing of the wheels, a visit to the car workshop is inevitable. The following tools are required:

  • a wheel wrench or spider wrench to loosen the wheel nuts or bolts
  • a (trolley-)jack
  • (wax) chalk for marking the wheels (for example FL for front left)
  • torque wrench to tighten the wheel nuts or bolts: The value must be adjusted precisely and can be found in the manual. After a distance of about 50 to 100 kilometers, the tightening torque should be rechecked.

During the change, you have to make sure not to forget important additional work such as visual inspection for damage and checking of the tire pressure of the mounted and the stored wheels. For the visual appearance, a thorough cleaning of the rims and a refreshment of the tires (without the cap) can be carried out, too. In addition, it is a good time to take a close look at the brakes (discs, linings), drive shift joints, shock absorbers and axle parts and to remove greasy residues. TIP: For all contact surfaces (wheel hubs, wheels) and the nuts or bolts, we recommend our Brake Anti-Seize to prevent rust and corrosion.

Changing the tires on the rim

Many vehicle owners do not replace the complete wheel, but only the tires. In this case, although a visit to a car workshop is usually inevitable, many steps can nevertheless be done individually. For example, the wheels can already be completely disassembled, cleaned and checked, so that the car workshop only changes the tire on the rim and balances the wheels. It is also possible to store the old tires individually.

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Maximum work for windshield wipers Cloudy fog, heavy rain or dense snow is a huge challenge for old wiper blades in autumn and winter – time for a change?]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:30:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/maximum-work-for-windshield-wipers-7054.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/maximum-work-for-windshield-wipers-7054.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed When the hot summer days slowly but surely said good-bye, the time of hard work will begin for wipers. On an almost daily basis, heavy rainfall occurs in all its forms and demands a lot from the wiper blades. In order to ensure an unobstructed view and the safety of the vehicle occupants at all times, the condition of the wipers should be closely examined.

Wiper blade rubbers on the test bench

If the windshield wipers have already gotten a bit old, there are different wear phenomena, especially on the rubbers.

The following malfunctions can occur:

  • Streaking due to cracked wiper blades
  • Smeared areas on the windshield because of old and flattened wiper blades
  • Bucking, rattling and other noises due to in itself twisted wiper blades
  • Inadequate performance by worn-out wiper brackets providing a too low pressure

If these defects do not occur, this means that the windshield wipers are still fully functional. In this case, our Nano Car-Glass Sealant can significantly extend their lifetime. The product ensures that the wipers have to be used less frequently despite different rainfalls. This is because the sealant creates an optimum and lasting water- and dirt-repellent effect, which means that the view remains free even without using the windshield wipers. It also has a very long life because it is UV-resistant and resistant to mechanical as well as chemical stress.

Everything ends – when you have to change the windshield wipers

If the wiping performance is no longer satisfying or the wipers are older than two years, the exchange is recommended. Our Aerodynamic Prime Flat Blades are the perfect alternative. They have a long life, can withstand driving speeds of more than 240 km/h and they reduce flow noises (at 140 km/h) by up to 2 dB compared to conventional products. They are very stable and, above all, winter resistant. In addition, the windshield wipers also fit on every vehicle due to nine adapters!

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The end of a tough season The last race of this year's ADAC GT Masters at the Hockenheimring (September 22 – 24, 2017) ended with no points for the team YACO Racing.]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:14:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/the-end-of-a-tough-season-8368.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/the-end-of-a-tough-season-8368.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "We never had such a season in our history at the ADAC GT Masters. We absolutely gave it all in each race, but somehow we had no luck in 2017, even in the last race", said Uwe Geipel, Team Leader of YACO Racing, visibly disappointed by the results of the last race at the Hockenheimring (September 22 – 24, 2017). "Actually, we wanted to finish in the points once more, but it just was not meant to be – what a pity", commented Philip Geipel, adding: "Now all that is left is to look forward. We will keep our heads up and we will compete again in 2018!"

1st race, Saturday – Place 15 (Qualifying place 13)

It was really good weather when the first race day on the Hockenheimring began with a good news: Rahel Frey achieved an excellent 13th place in qualifying, which brought YACO Racing nearer to the points. The start was also very successful; the green Audi could successfully evade a big crash in the first lap. After the restart, however, there was the first setback, since Rahel Frey was hit on the rear wheel, which significantly deteriorated the steering behavior. This meant she lost one place, but still fought fiercely and pushed the Audi to its limits, especially the tires. After the driver change, Philip Geipel had hardly any opportunities to get further forward, especially since he lost two places through the pit stop. At the end, it was the 15th place for YACO Racing – not a good start for the final weekend.

2nd race, Sunday – Place 16 (Qualifying place 22)

Although the mood was somewhat depressed after the results of the first race day, the fighting spirit remained unbroken. Philip Geipel managed to achieve the same time as his team colleague in the qualifying session on the previous day, but this time he was only 22nd. YACO Racing was highly motivated. It was the last race of the season. Here on the Hockenheimring, the team had even achieved the first place in 2015 – so points were possible! However, not that day. Although both riders fought their way up to 16th place, they could not reach the top ten – a disappointing end to a dark season. "There was really a lot going wrong, but we keep our heads up. YACO Racing keeps fighting. We will do everything we can to return much better in 2018!", says Uwe Geipel, fiercely.

Final standings of ADAC GT Masters 2017:

  • Rahel Frey / Philip Geipel: Place 36 / 3 points
  • YACO Racing: Place 15 / 10 points

As an official sponsor, bluechemGROUP would like to thank Team YACO Racing for an exciting season and we wish all the best for 2018!

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ADAC GT Masters 2017: Hockenheimring This year's fantastic league of super sports cars ends with the big finale at the Hockenheimring this weekend (September 22 – 24, 2017).]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:29:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-hockenheimring-8367.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-hockenheimring-8367.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed What a season! Who loves Motorsport, should not have missed the ADAC GT Masters this year. The league of super sports cars offered a superlative sporting action on six weekends. In just a few days (September 22 – 24, 2017), the big finale of this season will take place – once again at the Hockenheimring. The team YACO Racing is also looking forward to the final round of the ADAC GT Masters 2017. Since only a few days after the race on the Sachsenring, this race offers the last possibility to get further points. "We will be fighting until the last minute, even if it was not the best season for us. At the Hockenheimring, we have scored every time in the past two years – that is what we want to do again this time!", Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey state purposefully.

A brief overview – a non-round season

YACO Racing had no luck in the ADAC GT Masters 2017. In the qualifying sessions, the team did not reach a front starting place and the fast-paced catching-up hunts, for which the sympathetic team is actually known, unfortunately, were missing. Additionally, there were some crashes and two total failures. "This season has challenged our fighting spirit very much. So many, often indebted setbacks we have not experienced so far", says Uwe Geipel, Team Leader, looking back at the previous races. He adds: "But as hard as it may be, it is racing and we keep our heads up. YACO Racing will not despair – and we are glad that the bluechemGROUP is a strong partner in difficult times. At the Hockenheimring, we will definitely give it all!"

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes all the best for the big finale at Hockenheimring!

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No points at home race Despite great support from 300 invited guests, YACO Racing had no luck at the race weekend on the Sachsenring (September 15 – 17, 2017).]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/no-points-at-home-race-8366.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/no-points-at-home-race-8366.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It was really impressive at the last event of the ADAC GT Masters: no matter where you were on the Sachsenring, you could marvel at the green hats in the YACO racing design. The team from Plauen had these extravagant headgears made for the home race last weekend (September 15 – 17, 2017) and gave them to all guests. "It was very motivating for us, but unfortunately we could not get any new points – very disappointing, but we will never let ourselves down!", said Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey.

1st race, Saturday – DNF (Qualifying place 19)

The race weekend started very promisingly. Already from free practice to qualifying, the lap times improved significantly, which caused optimism for the first main race. At the start, Philip Geipel was only in position 19 but got close to the points immediately after the start. He held this position up to the change of the driver, but he realized at the time that something was wrong with the green Audi. He thought of the tires, but the technicians noticed quite quickly after Rahel Frey had taken the wheel, that the diffuser was the problem. Thus, YACO Racing had to finish the race prematurely. Uwe Geipel, Team Leader, explains: "Driving with a faulty diffuser is roughly like driving a car with good front tires and rear shopping cart wheels – impossible!" Therefore, the Saturday started with no points and the whole attention was on race 2.

2nd race, Sunday – Place 19 (Qualifying place 17)

The qualifying session on Sunday ended a little better than on the day before. This position provided hopes that Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey might present a similar catching up as 2016. Last season, the team managed to get from place 14 to place 2 and thus to land on the podium. However, luck was not on YACO Racing’s side. For a touch on the track, Philip Geipel had to take a drive-through penalty, which made it impossible to reach the points. "It was very annoying and extremely disappointing," said Philip Geipel after the race. Rahel Frey added: "Unfortunately, we were not able to compete with our competitors at our home race. It was a shame, but we fought extremely hard at any time. Anyone who knows us knows that we will not give up. On the Hockenheimring, we try again!"

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes YACO Racing all the best for the great finale of the ADAC GT Masters 2017 at the Hockenheimring!

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Proven by TUV Thüringen The high effectiveness of numerous PRO-TEC and bluechem products was once again certified in 2017 by the auditors of TÜV Thüringen.]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:15:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/proven-by-tuv-thueringen-8365.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/proven-by-tuv-thueringen-8365.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed As a worldwide partner of the automotive industry, we have set ourselves the task of developing and producing highly effective products with maximum benefit for our customers. To ensure that we can always live up to this high standard, we regularly test and certify the effectiveness of our products. In this context, we are very proud that TUV Thüringen has again confirmed the effectiveness of numerous PRO-TEC and bluechem products.

There are new certificates for the following:

The certificates are valid until 2018. Of course, we will apply for an extension in time.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us: technics@bluechemGROUP.com.

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ECHT Endurocup 2017 With its special product line MX for Life, the bluechemGROUP officially supports the motor sports series ECHT Endurocup in the season 2017.]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:19:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/echt-endurocup-2017-8364.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/echt-endurocup-2017-8364.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed bluechemGROUP goes Enduro – once again!

As in 2016, we have also supported the season 2017 of the central German motorsport series ECHT Endurocup with our product line MX for Life. Since the first race in Döbritz (April 08 / 09, 2017), the riders on the places 1 – 3 of each class are given one of our especially for motorcycle sports developed products. We want to contribute to optimum care, intensive protection and thorough maintenance of the machines. The participants received the chain spray MX Powertrain, the special oil for foam filter Smooth Air Oil Spray, the cleaning spray Fruit Easy Clean and the care spray Knoockers Shine.

ECHT - Endurosport for more than 10 years

The ECHT Endurocup by the “Veranstaltergemeinschaft Enduro-Cup-die Herausforderung” (short ECHT) has a long tradition. The motorsport series has been taking place in Central Germany for more than ten years and is enjoying increasing popularity. At each race weekend two different events are held::

  1. Endurocup: In this race, there is a target of 4 hours. Within this time, each driver has to complete a certain number of laps, which will be announced before the event. At the end, the winner will be the one, who reaches this target on the one hand and on the other hand has the lowest total special challenge time. The special challenge is carried out on each round and is extra measured in time.
  2. ECHT 3h Enduro: Here a driving time is set for 3 hours, in which as many laps as possible have to be completed. The driver with the highest number of laps is the winner in the class.

The race calendar for the 2017 season:

  • Döbritz April 08 / 09
  • Frankenberg May 13 / 14
  • Mitterteich July 08 / 09
  • Dieskau August 26 / 27
  • Drmoul / Czech Republic September 09 / 10
  • Großlöbichau September 30 September / October 01

The bluechemGROUP thanks all participants for an exciting season of the ECHT Endurocup 2017 and wishes everyone a lot of success at the finale in Großlöbichau!

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Rally Team Just in Lower Saxony Florian and Tobias Just return from Osterode in Lower Saxony with a 1st and 2nd place in their respective division (September 08 / 09, 2017).]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:08:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just-in-lower-saxony-8363.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just-in-lower-saxony-8363.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed It was not the best weather with which the city of Osterode in the Harz region welcomed more than 40 participants of the Rally Lower Saxony last weekend (September 08 / 09, 2017). Light but constant rain and gray clouds in the sky provided a rather restrained enthusiasm among drivers and the public in the run-up of the event. However, the spectacular race with its 14 special stages could completely dispel the depressed mood. The Rally Team Just was very satisfied with its first and second place. The individual reports:

Florian Just / Marco Schönfelder

With their Citroen C2 R2 max, Florian Just and his co-pilot Marco Schönfelder wanted to build on the results of the Thüringen Rallye. For this, it was necessary to master many fast cut curves in Osterode, which was not an easy task because of the constant rainfall and the muddy roads. Florian and Marco, however, came well through the individual special stages and fought their way forward in division 5. Shortly before the end, they had reached the first place, with just 10 seconds ahead. Disciplined and confident, they managed to keep this rank successfully until the end of the Rally Lower Saxony. The bluechemGROUP congratulates on this excellent result!

Tobias Just / Sabrina Türk

The Suzuki Swift Sport Gr.N by Tobias Just and his co-pilot Sabrina Türk, who once again stood in fo Lisa Kiefer, had to fight with the slippery and muddy track conditions. Accordingly, the start on Friday evening was somewhat restrained. After the first stage, Tobias and Sabrina were still in 2nd place in division 6. On Saturday the speed was then clearly increased, which led to more successes. The Swift was able to pick up three divisionary minimum times, which brought Tobias and Sabrina closer to the victory. This dream did not come true, however, since they lost a lot of time due to a technical fault, which made no switching possible. In the end, it became a conciliatory second place in division 6 – congratulations!

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes maximum success for the 3-Cities-Rally, the last event in the German Rally Masters (DRM) and the ADAC Rally Masters.

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Keep it colorful: ReDesign PRO-TEC The products of our quality brand PRO-TEC are given a new look so that their effect and their respective application area are easy to identify.]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:39:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/keep-it-colorful-redesign-pro-tec-8362.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/keep-it-colorful-redesign-pro-tec-8362.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Whoever is looking for a product today, in order to perform an internal engine cleaning, for example, first has to deal with a huge range of different products for maintenance, service and cleaning. It is not easy to make the right choice here because only reading the label often reveals the application area and the effect of the product. Would not it be much more comfortable if this information were given much faster?

In order to offer precisely this application convenience, the bluechemGROUP presents the ReDesign of the quality brand PRO-TEC. We show our true color and facilitate the handling of our extensive range of products.

The following information can be read on the label:

  1. The color of the main category reveals the application area of the product. We distinguish, for example, between engine, fuel system petrol, radiator system, etc.
  2. The color of the subcategory indicates the effect:
    • Cleaning – Here you can find all active cleaning products that effectively and almost independently remove stubborn contamination.
    • Protection – A large selection of maintenance, care and grease products for all parts of the vehicle is included in this category.
    • Performance – These include high-performance additives that have been developed to upgrade lower-quality fuels or oils.
    • Sealants – This category includes tools for maintenance, care and repair in a wide range of applications.
  3. Each article is given an individual product color in the color range of the subcategory.

The aim of ReDesign is to make it easier for the user to handle our product range. We enable intuitive and targeted access to the articles and prevent possible misuse.

In the next few weeks, the new design will be rolled out systematically. We will continue to report on this.

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Motorcycle - Tips for winterizing The bluechemGROUP presents some useful information that will help you reactivate your bike next spring much easier.]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:54:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/motorcycle---tips-for-winterizing-7116.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/motorcycle---tips-for-winterizing-7116.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed As soon as the first snow has fallen, many motorcyclists declare the season’s end. Whoever then just banishes the bike into a dark cellar and no longer cares about it until next spring, may be expecting a rude awakening on the first reboot. By using the effective products of our bluechem Bike-Line the reactivation can be significantly simplified:

bluechem Bike-Line Fuel System Cleaner (4-stroke, 2-stroke)

All those, who are not deterred by a little bit of snow and who continue to carry out their hobby, should treat their beloved machine with our Fuel System Cleaner. This product very efficiently removes operationally caused contamination in the entire fuel system and prevents condensation that has accumulated over time. In this way, frost damages can be avoided in winter.

bluechem Bike-Line Fuel Stabilizer

If the bike already arrived in its winter quarter, but still has petrol in the tank, the addition of our Fuel Stabilizer is recommended. This high-performance fuel additive protects against corrosion, deposits and fuel aging for longer periods. In addition, the product prevents the fuel decomposition and guarantees a trouble-free start at the reactivation. The application is very easy: The Fuel Stabilizer only needs to be added to the fuel system.

One last tip

The motorcycle clothes also like to be cleaned thoroughly before winterized. Therefore the bluechemGROUP recommends its autoprofi Bio Power Cleaner. This natural product convinces with its sensational cleaning abilities and no chemical additives. It cleans and protects all surfaces, such as leather and textiles, and is particularly gentle on the skin and 100 percent biodegradable.

With these tips of bluechemGROUP, the motorcycle fun can begin immediately in next spring! (Please also note the manufacturer's instructions and the operating instructions!)

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STRONGBOL Adventure Tour Serbia With its quality brand PRO-TEC, the bluechemGROUP supported a very special off-road trip through the Serbian Carpathians "for real men" this summer.]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:59:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/strongbol-adventure-tour-serbia-8361.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/strongbol-adventure-tour-serbia-8361.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The 23rd of June 2017 began very early for the ten participants of the STRONGBOL Adventure Tour "Serbia Edition PART II". Shortly after midnight, at 1 o'clock, they started with their five 4x4 off-road cars in Coburg in Bavaria, to drive into the wild Eastern Serbia – an excursion "for real men". However, the way there was far. Only after more than 1,000 kilometers through Austria and Slovenia, the STRONGBOLers finally arrived in the Serbian Carpathians. Here, however, they could let their exploratory spirit run wild. Every day, they undertook exciting trips to the Homolje and Kučaj mountains, where they faced numerous challenges. Among them were river crossings, extremely muddy passages, steep gorges, and mountains up to 1,400 m height. Only by mutual support and the frequent use of the winch could these hard challenges be mastered.

Stress for man and machine

As if the terrain was not demanding enough, the participants had to deal with temperatures up to 33 °C with their off-road vehicles, too. Therefore, not just the drivers had to struggle with some heat problems. As a result, the technology had to be extensively and thoroughly maintained in the evening of each day, so that the wear of the material was limited. Fortunately, the STRONGBOLers could rely on the support of our quality brand PRO-TEC. The extensive product range made a great contribution eliminating all the scars of the day for the next morning.

In total, the participants of the STRONGBOL Adventure Tour "Serbia Edition PART II" drove about 3,400 km until they reached Coburg again. The bluechemGROUP congratulates every STRONGBOLer on a successful adventure!

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ADAC GT Masters 2017: Sachsenring On the penultimate weekend (September 15 – 17, 2017) of this year's league of super sports cars, the home race for the team YACO Racing takes place.]]> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:01:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-sachsenring-8360.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-sachsenring-8360.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "The races at the Sachsenring will be the highlight of the season for us, as they are the home races for our team!", says Rahel Frey from the team YACO Racing on the penultimate weekend (September 15 – 17, 2017) of the ADAC GT Masters 2017. She adds: "There will surely be lots of fans and friends on site, which is why we are of course particularly motivated to show a convincing performance on the legendary roller coaster track." So far, the sympathetic Team from Plauen, unfortunately, was less lucky in this year's league of super sports cars, which is why the goal for the Sachsenring is more than clear: finishing in the top ten.

All eyes on qualifying

As on past weekends, YACO Racing is once again looking for a good performance in qualifying this time. Philip Geipel explains: "The competition is extremely hard this year with every rider fighting for a place at the front of the field. On the one hand, this is what makes the ADAC GT Masters so attractive, but on the other hand, you have to be at the front of the field from the beginning, in order to escape the stress on the track and secure a good position. That is why we want to get the best possible starting place in qualifying." The entire team is working hard to develop appropriate strategies to put this project into practice. As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes YACO Racing maximum success!

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Autumn leaves and paint damage When wet leaves dry on the car, they can leave unattractive marks on the paint, which cannot be eliminated with a simple car wash.]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:50:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/autumn-leaves-and-paint-damage-8358.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/autumn-leaves-and-paint-damage-8358.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed When the leaves change in autumn, the world is transformed into a colorful wonderland. For car drivers, this foliage also has its dark side. It lets the streets become a slide, accumulates in joints and crevices, blocks water drains and thus causes wet floor mats, damp interior and fogged windows. In addition, wet leaves can leave very unattractive marks on the paint.

Moisture and tannic acid: Danger to paint

Foliage on a car, in itself, is not a threat to surfaces, but this changes completely when moisture comes into play. It lets the tannic acid contained in the leaves come out, which attacks the paint and makes it softer. As a result, the leaves can partially "burn" into the surfaces. Particularly dangerous in this context are beeches, poplars, plane trees, oaks or chestnuts since their foliage contains high amounts of tannic acid.

Clean, polish, protect

The easiest solution for the problem is to avoid all parking under trees, especially in the rain. If you do not have this option, you should regularly remove all of the autumn leaves. This is usually done by hand or in badly accessible places with the vacuum cleaner or the compressed air gun. However, if the foliage has already left its mark, a thorough paint preparation is necessary. In the first step, the vehicle is carefully washed and freed from all contamination. Subsequently, a polish is used which contains both friction agent and wax. It provides a deep cleaning and paint smoothing as well as, thanks to the contained wax, effective protection, care and surface gloss. To finish the treatment a sealant should be applied so that the paint is protected against future damage. We recommend using a carnauba wax (the hardest natural wax in the world) as it effectively protects the surfaces from the dangers of autumn leaves.

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Speedway U21 Team Euros Torrential rains led to the early breakup of the last event (August 19, 2017) in this year's Junior European Team Championships.]]> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:44:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-u21-team-euros-8357.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-u21-team-euros-8357.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "After the first heat, everything was pretty good for us regarding the points. It would have really interested me, what would have been possible for the German team in this race!", says our PRO-TEC rider Richard Geyer, visibly disappointed, about the final of the Speedway U21 Team Championships in the Polish Krosno. The last event of this year's championships last Saturday (August 19, 2017) was canceled after the fifth race due to heavy rains, which did not stop even after almost two hours. Up to this point, the German team was clearly ahead of Latvia in third place. Ronny Weis, also a PRO-TEC rider and team colleague of Richard Geyer, said: "The German Speedway juniors performed really well. It is a pity that the final was canceled, but I am now looking forward to the repeat on September 16, 2017!"

The bluechemGROUP also wishes much success at the big final. Whoever wants to see Team PRO-TEC live in action has the next opportunity at the “Ostseepokal” in Wittstock and Stralsund this weekend (August 25 / 26, 2017).

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Removing heavy carbonization #WorkshopStory: Michael Gänslein (Sales & Technical Training) reports on the removal of a 1 cm thick carbon build-up layer with our products.]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:06:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/removing-heavy-carbonization-8356.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/removing-heavy-carbonization-8356.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Our dedicated Sales Force representatives are out on business every day to support various workshops throughout Germany. As a result, the team is regularly present when our products and technical equipment help to solve difficult problems. One of those cases is the #WorkshopStory by Michael Gänslein (Sales & Technical Training). He reports how an extremely stubborn carbon build-up layer of a VW Polo has been removed:

Michael Gänslein’s #WorkshopStory:

"The problem occurred at Auto Selek GmbH in Neustadt near Coburg. It was a VW Polo (built in 2007, 1.4 liters, 160,000 km), which had extremely strong carbonization. They were thicker than 1 cm, which resembled the surfaces on Mars. I had never seen anything like this before! The result was then, logically, that the owner could hardly drive the vehicle. Constantly the warning lights were on and the engine switched almost immediately after the start into the emergency run.

Therefore, heavy artillery was necessary to remove this heavy carbonization. Carbon X, our highly effective cleaning system, was first used. The rest was then scraped off mechanically and everything was suctioned off with the vacuum pump. Finally, our "Common-Rail Diesel System Clean & Protect" was applied. While the Polo was almost un-driveable before this process, afterwards everything was good again – an absolutely convincing result!"

If you have further questions on this case, do not hesitate to contact us: technics@bluechemgroup.com

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Blue Chem Canada & Italo Labignan Since this year, our Canadian partner has been supporting the sports fisherman Italo Labignan from the TV show "Canadian Sportfishing".]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:26:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/blue-chem-canada--italo-labignan-8355.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/blue-chem-canada--italo-labignan-8355.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "For the first time, I met Italo at the Toronto International Boat Show 2017, which Blue Chem Canada attended this year", says Joe Chan, CEO of Blue Chem Canada, our Canadian partner. He continues: "As an avid outdoorsman and fishing fan, I know him and his TV show "Canadian Sportfishing", however, much longer. I am a big fan of him and I was very happy to chat with this "legend" personally. That is why I was even more pleased that we came to talk about bluechem during the conversation. Italo was very curious and wanted to get to know the products and try them out. Therefore, I gave him a selection."

Italo Labignan: "bluechem is my partner!"

After receiving the products, Italo did not hesitate to apply them. In a short time, he was completely convinced: "I am using bluechem now in my VW Jetta Diesel as well as in my Dodge RAM 2500, even in the Canadian and Florida boats I use on TV and in my videos. One can say without a doubt: bluechem is definitely my partner – both on land when I get to my fishing spots, as well as on the water. Thanks to bluechem, all engines run reliably and efficiently while at the same time being optimally protected. So I can concentrate on doing what I do best: catching fish!"

Due to this enthusiasm, Italo and Blue Chem Canada decided to deepen their cooperation. Since this year, Italo Labignan is an official bluechem brand ambassador in Canada.

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18th Feengrotten Classics Fans of classic cars, historic replicas and exciting exotics can look forward to an eventful weekend (August 18 to 20, 2017) in the idyllic Saalfeld.]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/vintage-cars/18th-feengrotten-classics-8354.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/vintage-cars/18th-feengrotten-classics-8354.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Once again, the Feengrotten Classics has invited all the fans of vintage cars, replicas and exotics into the tranquil Saalfeld for the 18th time to enjoy a variety of vehicle treasures on two and four wheels for a whole weekend (August 18 to 20, 2017). In addition, all guests can look forward to a colorful side program.

Friday, August 18, 2017: Opening Ceremony

The Classic Welz team welcomes all guests on the Friday evening to the opening ceremony of the 18th Feengrotten Classics. Already here, the first historical vehicles from past generations can be admired, while there is sufficient room in a cozy round with food and drinks to get in touch with other classic car enthusiasts.

Saturday, August 19, 2017: Road Trip

Once again, the highlight of the Feengrotten Classics is the traditional road trip on the second day. Directly after the driver's discussion it starts at the Feengrotten. During the idyllic tour in the hope of the best weather, however, it is not just about the look of the classics, but also about the driving skills of their owners. Some challenging tests await the participants, which can be found throughout the entire route. Only those who have the best control of their vehicle can receive a cup in the evening at the big closing event at the Meininger Hof in Saalfeld. In addition, the oldest vehicle, the youngest participant as well as the unlucky fellow of the day will be awarded.

Sunday, August 20, 2017: Farewell

After the big Saturday evening event the 18th Feengrotten Classics will end on Sunday with the traditional farewell on the Saalfeld market.

As in the previous years, the bluechemGROUP supports the Feengrotten Classics. Each participant is provided with a selection of our highly effective products, so that the joy of the historical favorites is preserved for a long time.

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Rally Team Just @ Thüringen Rally Florian and Tobias Just have secured the 2nd place in their division, respectively, on the last weekend in and around Pössneck (August 04 / 05, 2017).]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:57:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just--thueringen-rally-8352.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/rally-team-just--thueringen-rally-8352.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed The Rallyeteam Just did not have an easy task at the last race weekend at the Thuringia Rally (August 04 /05, 2017). Florian and Tobias, who have been supported by the bluechemGROUP in the German Rally Masters (GRM) and the ADAC Rallye Masters since this season, had to prove their skills against more than 60 other participants if they wanted to secure further points. Ten long, ambitious special stages, two on Friday evening and eight on Saturday were ahead of the ambitious riders on the spectacular course. The individual reports of the demanding race:

Florian Just / Marco Schönfelder

Because of the damage caused at the Rally Stemweder Berg, it was the most important for Florian Just and Marco Schönfelder to reach the finish line – but still with maximum success. "Unfortunately, we did not find our groove at the beginning of the first special stage (SS) and lost a few seconds. However, we were able to perform well on the city course and deliver a good show!", Just summed up the first day. The second day of the race was already overshadowed on the first SS of the day by a serious accident by the team Niklas Stötefalke / Tobias Braun. In a fast right turn, the Opel Adam R2 got too far into the grass and crashed against a massive tree after a few meters. Drivers and passengers were given medical treatment on site and are now on the road to recovery. The Citroen Team Just / Schönfelder was on the road at the same time and arrived as the fourth vehicle at the scene of the accident. Since the teams start at a distance of one minute, in contrast to the Formula 1, and the winner is the one who has actually completed the SS the most rapid, in the event of a previous accident, so-called "fair times" are given to minimize the influence on the scoring. On SS4 they missed the divisional best by just 1.7 seconds. "After a first faultless race, we unfortunately had to accept two setbacks. The mounting of the circuit tore off during the SS6 and we could not switch down anymore. On SS8 we missed a narrow right curve behind a top and slipped into the run-out zone at 130 km / h. That costed us 20 seconds, but luckily the car did not take any damage", explains the co-driver Marco Schönfelder. In the end, the Citroen team finished second in Division 5 and ranked 13th overall in the overall standings of the GRM.

Tobias Just / Sabrina Türk

Since Lisa Kiefer, the usual co-pilot of Tobias Just had to work, the 22 year old started the Thuringian Rally together with the 25 year old Sabrina Türk from Himmelkron, who has been active in the rally sport for many years and has gained a lot of experience as a co-pilot. "Actually, we were looking forward to the city course, but we were not allowed to drive it because of a long oil trail", Sabrina Türk said after the first day. As a division leader, the team started on Saturday morning as the first car of Division 6 and, like Florian Just, also got a calculated time due to the previous accident. Just / Türk were able to increase the speed on the next SS and achieve very good times. On SS6 the gearbox caused some trouble with a so far error-free weekend. On the course of over 15 km, the third gear could not be used anymore, which meant a great time loss on this SS. In the subsequent service, the gear oil was changed and the cause was sought. A technical defect was not found on site, but switching was possible again with increased effort. "It was a pity, we would have liked to keep fighting much longer," said Just, "but without a third gear we had no chance, so second place is a huge success."

In the ADAC Rally Masters, Tobias Just is ranked 17th out of more than 100 ranked teams after 6 of 8 races and sprints forward from 7th to 3rd place in the division. Florian Just and Marco Schönfelder are now on rank 8 and are therefore in second place in division 5. It will stay exciting at the last two races in Lower Saxony (September 08 / 09) and South Bavaria (October 20 / 21). As official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes all the best!

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New website for PRO-TEC With a modern, clear and user-friendly web presence, the bluechemGROUP has given its quality brand its own online presence.]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:32:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/new-website-for-pro-tec-8351.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/new-website-for-pro-tec-8351.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed New, modern online face for PRO-TEC: Our renowned quality brand PRO-TEC now has its own website. At www.pro-tec-deutschland.com, you will find all important content at a glance: product information, dealers, news, WorkshopStories, current sponsorships and much more.

Clear and user-friendly

The development of the new website originates from the vision to allow all PRO-TEC fans and business partners an even better user experience. With a special focus on the trends and conventions of modern web optics as well as maximum user friendliness, we have clearly structured all relevant content on www.pro-tec-deutschland.com. The result is a convincing design with intelligent user guidance supported by innovative technology.

Maximilian Näther, Head of Strategic Marketing at bluechemGROUP, said: "For more than 25 years, PRO-TEC has been the technology leader and worldwide partner of the automotive industry. It stands for highly efficient vehicle chemistry for service, maintenance and care. The uniqueness of this quality brand is reflected in all aspects of the new website, making it the central point of contact for all current and future generations of PRO-TEC fans and business partners. As the project manager, I am proud to present this new development to the public today!"

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Checklist for the car in autumn Increased rainfall, strong temperature variations and less daylight – our checklist reveals how the vehicle can be prepared for autumn.]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:47:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/checklist-for-the-car-in-autumn-7806.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/checklist-for-the-car-in-autumn-7806.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed When the warm summers are slowly giving way to the gloomy autumn, it is time to prepare your own car for the new conditions. In order to ensure the safety of all vehicle occupants, some essential functions should be thoroughly tested. This is because major temperature fluctuations, different types of rainfall and less brightness are a big challenge for both the driver and the vehicle. We have summarized the most important points in our checklist.

1. Light

Dense fog, frequent rainfall and faster darkness are the best reasons to thoroughly check the entire vehicle lighting. This includes the turn signals, the brake lights, the fog lights, the hazard warning system and, of course, the headlights. These are particularly important because "seeing and being seen" is one of the most important safety principles. TIP: If the headlights should be dull and weathered, which makes them less powerful, we recommend our Nano Headlight Restore Kit.

2. Frost protection

As the temperatures might fall below zero in autumn, it is important to ensure adequate frost protection. This applies, on the one hand, to the windshield washer system, so that there is always sufficient washing water, and, on the other hand, to the radiator system (G12, G11), in order to protect the engine against damage. At the same time, the condition of the cooling liquid should be checked. If it turns out that it has to be replaced, we recommend a professional radiator system cleaning in a car workshop to remove rust, mud and lime in the entire system. TIP: Regardless of the exchange of the liquid, we recommend our radiator system protection.

3. Fuel system

While it is permanently warm in summer and cold in winter, in the autumn there are sometimes great temperature variations between day and night. This leads to the formation of harmful condensation in the tank. To thoroughly remove all liquids, we recommend our fuel system and diesel system cleaning.

4. Battery

Because most vehicle failures are due to the battery in the cold months, its condition should be checked in time. In addition, it is recommended to grease the poles and to check the acidity.

5. Windshield wipers

More rainfall also means more work for the windshield wipers. In particular, the wiper blades are heavily loaded by the more frequent use and should be checked before the autumn. If they are brittle and cracked, an exchange is recommended. TIP: All other rubber parts on the vehicle should be treated with our Plastic and Rubber Refresher (Interior, Exterior) to prepare them for the cold temperatures.

6. Car glass

A sponge and an anti-fogging cloth are standard equipment and should always be placed ready to hand. In addition, it is advisable to thoroughly clean the windshield on the inside and on the outside to prevent fogging as well as glare caused by oncoming vehicles. TIP: Our Car-Glass Sealant is perfect for autumn as it has both water and dirt repellency and also reduces the risk of freezing.

7. Air conditioning

Switching on the air conditioning system makes a decisive contribution to removing fogged windows. By their operation, the moisture in the interior of the vehicle is removed, which considerably reduces the time until the fine mist of water droplets on the windshield will disappear. TIP: We recommend using our Klima Fresh to optimize the performance of the air conditioning system.

8. Paintwork

As soon as there is salt on the roads, there is increased risk of rusting the vehicle. Paintwork damages should therefore be repaired first, in order to reduce the attack area for the salt. It is also advisable to maintain the paintwork as a whole as well as all outer plastic surfaces in order to prepare them for the cold months.

9. Locks

To ensure that there is no bad awakening at cold temperatures, because the doors cannot be opened anymore, we recommend a treatment with our Special Maintenance. It prevents the ingress of water and thus the freezing.

10. Tires

For winter tires a profile depth of more than 4 mm is recommended to ensure safe driving. TIP: When changing tires, the wheel hubs can also be protected against rust and corrosion with our Brake Anti Seize.

11. Useful helpers

An ice scraper, a warm blanket, a start-up cable and a window-defroster should be available in each vehicle during the uncomfortable season.

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bluechem @ Porsche Carrera Cup Our partner Bluechem Australia supports the young exception-taker Andre Heimgartner in one of the top brand cups in Australia.]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:11:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/bluechem--porsche-carrera-cup-8350.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/events/bluechem--porsche-carrera-cup-8350.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Both in Germany and Europe as well as around the world, the bluechemGROUP and its partners are committed to motorsport. Since the 2017 season, our partner Bluechem Australia has supported the young driver Andre Heimgartner to race in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. This championship is part of a globally recognized series hosted by Porsche. It is an Australian motor racing series for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) cars where the racers contest in eight different racing circuits in Australia, Northern Territory and Malaysia this year.

In the hunt for the title

In the previous five races in Adelaide, Albert Park, Phillip Island, Darwin and Sepang, Andre Heimgartner, who runs for Sonic Motor Racing Services, has reached the podium seven times. At the moment, he is ranked second in the overall standing with 639 points. With just 22 years, he could secure the next title in his still young career. From just 7 years of age, he found his calling to become a racer. From karting to open wheelers, Andre soon became New Zealand's youngest-ever Formula Ford champion.

The bluechemGROUP is proud to have found a terrific Brand Ambassador for bluechem with Andre Heimgartner and wishes him and the entire team all the best for the remaining races of the season.

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No luck at the Nürburgring YACO Racing had to accept defeat against the strong competition at the last race weekend (August 4 to 6, 2017) of the ADAC GT Masters 2017.]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:42:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/no-luck-at-the-nuerburgring-8349.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/no-luck-at-the-nuerburgring-8349.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "Next round at the Nürburgring! In my first season at the ADAC GT Masters in 2011, I reached a second place. In 2015, I took the first podium for YACO Racing. This Sunday, my 100th ADAC GT Masters race will also take place at the Nürburgring. Will this be a good sign? We will see!" Last weekend (August 4 to 6, 2017), Philip Geipel went to the Eifel to get new points for the team YACO Racing in the fifth round of this year's ADAC GT Masters. Together with his team colleague Rahel Frey, he was highly motivated to continue the past successes and to celebrate his jubilee race properly. Fate, however, did not agree with him ...

1st race, Saturday – Place 16 (Qualifying place 22)

Thanks to an only partially satisfactory position 22 in qualifying, the starting position for the first race was already rather difficult. In round 1, Philip Geipel also had to dodge several vehicles, which brought him completely to the end of the field. By an almost incredible chase and a driver change in record time, the green Audi reached nevertheless place 16. Although the team had hoped for much more, this performance was very satisfying. Now all the attention was on the second day.

2nd race, Sunday – Place 14 (Qualifying place 18)

Day two at the Nürburgring began just a little bit better. Place 18 in the qualifying was better than the previous day, but it was not enough for more than place 14 in the end. "Unfortunately we had to leave the Eifel without points, but defeats make us as a team only stronger!", Rahel Frey summarized the weekend at the Nürburgring.

As official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP congratulates Philip Geipel on the 100th race and wishes the entire team a lot of success for the Sachsenring!

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Speedway Bundesliga: Nail-biter race The PRO-TEC riders of the Meissen Hornets had a hard race at the the Emsland Speedway Team Dohren in the Speedway Bundesliga match on July 30, 2017.]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:11:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-bundesliga-thriller-emsland-8348.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-bundesliga-thriller-emsland-8348.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed After their great home win in the last round of this year's Speedway Bundesliga, the Meißen Hornets, our PRO-TEC team, went to the Emsland Speedway Team Dohren last Sunday (July 30, 2017) for the next round. What was extraordinary about this race was the special form of the circuit. As the fastest speedway course in Germany, the Eichenring offers only a distance of 215 meters, which is almost half the normal distance. On such a short circuit, there are only a few straights to overtake, which represents a whole new challenge for our PRO-TEC riders. In order to be competitive here, the settings of the motorcycles had to be optimally adapted to the circumstances and every start should run perfectly.

Tension from the first minute

A total of four teams competed in the 16 preliminary and 3 finals. PRO-TEC Hornets did not consider their chances too high. They reckoned mainly with a massive home advantage of the host, the Emsland Speedwayteam Dohren, as well as with a strong appearance of the Güstrow Torros. Halfway through the race, however, the team had managed to prevail and achieve a tight lead of 2 points. Then it became exciting: After the crash-related abort of the next run, it came to a reboot. The motorcycles stopped again, with our PRO-TEC riders under a small negligence. Usually, the methanol tap is closed during this time so that the carburetors do not overflow. In the hustle and bustle, however, junior driver Lukas Wegner forgot to open it before the restart. The residual fuel was still sufficient for the start, but not for the complete run. Unfortunately, there were 0 points and the lead was lost.

Maximum effort

The PRO-TEC Hornets did not give up, on the contrary! Too close they already were to the sensation to lead the league as a new entrant with two victories in a row. All of a sudden, they delivered a nerve-racking chase in which the entire team fought for every inch. In the finals, the decision was made and the victory achieved with 38 points, a fantastic 6 points lead in front of the Güstrow Torros.

As a result, the PRO-TEC Hornets fulfilled their dream of taking over the overall lead in the Bundesliga as a newcomer - it could not be better! The bluechemGROUP warmly congratulates on this sporty top performance - Bravo!

PRO-TEC Worldwide partner to the automotive industry

Our PRO-TEC riders rely on the quality of the PRO-TEC products, which even meet the tough speedway conditions.

Products used during the race and preparations are:

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ADAC GT Masters 2017: Nürburgring The fifth race in this year's league of super sport cars (August 04 – 06, 2017) could finally bring new points to the Team YACO Racing.]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-nuerburgring-8342.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-nuerburgring-8342.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed "In the last two years, we had always been able to leave the Nürburgring with points. In 2015, we even reached the podium. Therefore, the chances are quite high that we can also be successful this year and the bad luck finally has an end." Uwe Geipel, team leader of YACO Racing, has made peace with the setback of Zandvoort and looks highly motivated at the upcoming race weekend (August 04 – 06, 2017) at the Nürburgring. Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey, too, want to demonstrate their competitiveness again at the fifth event of this season of the ADAC GT Masters.

Good conditions

The key for reaching the points is the design of the Nürburgring. The course is very beneficial for the green Audi of YACO Racing, as it has numerous curves in which the racecar can show its full potential. Regardless of potentially difficult weather conditions, Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey have good chances to be in the top ten, or even to reach the podium, as the "2015 Rain Crime Story" has shown. "We are convinced that we are able to deliver a good performance. And we think we finally deserve some luck again!", explain Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey with a smile.

As official sponsor of YACO Racing, the bluechemGROUP wishes all the best for the next race at the Nürburgring!

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The victory right before the eyes Narrowly missed: Our PRO-TEC rider Richard Geyer almost won the German Speedway U21 Championship on last Sunday (July 23, 2017).]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:26:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-victory-right-before-the-eyes-8344.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/the-victory-right-before-the-eyes-8344.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Sometimes it is only seconds, which decide about victory and defeat. For example, last Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Ludwigslust at the German Speedway U21 Championship:

In the first four heats, our PRO-TEC rider, Richard Geyer, had achieved 10 out of 12 points and was waiting highly concentrated for the start of the last race. He had a dream start and went straight to the top of the field. The victory was right before his eyes, when he come to the first corner and misfortune took its course. Suddenly, there was a hole in the ground, which not only threw him out of the track but also took him off the racing line for a moment. Within seconds, he then fell back to third place, which he kept to the end. With his now 11 points, he unfortunately could not take part in the decisive race for second, third and fourth place. Therefore, he had to be satisfied with fifth place.

Blessing in disguise

Although he narrowly missed the victory, Richard Geyer can nevertheless live well with the result. He explains: "It's very annoying that it's “only" fifth place, because I had really hoped for more and the chances were very good, but I still reached my intended goal. I wanted to be among the top six, as the participants for the European Championship and the World Cup 2018 will be selected among them. I succeeded, so I can be proud of my performance!"

The bluechemGROUP congratulates Richard Geyer on this result and wishes him all the best for all upcoming races. Together with our PRO-TEC rider Ronny Weis, Richard Geyer will take part in two races in the Speedway Bundesliga next Friday and Saturday (July 28 / 29, 2017).

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Workshop presentations in Hungary Luis Fernandez (Key Account Manager) and Jonas Jeskolski (Service Technician) presented our products and technical equipment in Budapest.]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:54:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/workshop-presentations-in-hungary-8343.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/news/news/workshop-presentations-in-hungary-8343.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Budapest: Early in the morning, our Key Account Manager Luis Fernandez and our Service Technician Jonas Jeskolski are leaving to visit two workshops on this day. They are facing a plentiful agenda with numerous presentations and trainings on our products and technical equipment. Thereby, our Hungarian partner PRO-TEC Kft Hungary accompanies them.

Station 1: The VW workshop

Their training marathon leads Luis Fernandez and Jonas Jeskolski first to a Volkswagen workshop in the Hungarian capital. Here they present Carbon X, our new cleaning system for removing stubborn coking in the combustion chamber, at a VW Golf. Second, they show an automatic transmission oil change with our ATF Evolution at a VW Golf GTI. In particular, the high efficiency as well as the fast and easy application of our products convince the workshop manager and his team.

Station 2: The free workshop

The second stop on the agenda is a free workshop specializing in German vehicle models. Here, too, our Carbon X is used, this time on a Mini Cooper and on a BMW 1. Once again, the cleaning effect of our new development convinces all participants of the training, especially the workshop manager. The treated BMW 1 is his own vehicle, for which he has always provided optimal care, including compliance with all service intervals. However, there is a large amount of coking in the combustion chamber, which can be quickly and easily removed thanks to Carbon X leading to a considerably quieter engine running.

Luis Fernandez and Jonas Jeskolski would like to thank our partner PRO-TEC Kft Hungary for the support and look forward to the next presentations. You also want a demonstration? We are waiting for your message: info@bluechemgroup.com

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YACO Racing: Bad luck in Zandvoort No new points: The last race weekend (July 21 to 23, 2017) on the Dutch dune rollercoaster did not go as planned for YACO Racing.]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:19:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/yaco-racing-bad-luck-in-zandvoort-8341.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/yaco-racing-bad-luck-in-zandvoort-8341.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Actually, YACO Racing wanted to get more points in this year's ADAC GT Masters. Actually, this aim should be achieved by a good place in qualifying. Actually, it was even the plan to build on the successes of last season. Actually …

Things turn out differently than you expect

Already before the race weekend, YACO Racing knew that Zandvoort would not be easy. "The driver’s field is getting more and more difficult every year. The quality of the teams, especially the ones that start with factory support, but also the great quality of the riders, make is not easy for "underdogs" like us to keep up", said Team Leader Uwe Geipel. Nevertheless, the sympathetic team from Plauen hoped to finally overcome the "Curse of the Qualifying" and maybe even reach the podium. "In any case, we wanted to prevent the danger of being pushed or turned by a competitor in the back part of the driver’s field. With a starting position in the top ten, everything would be possible for us in Zandvoort", explains Uwe Geipel. What remained in the end, however, was, in the words of Rahel Frey, unfortunately only a "lesson in character formation".

1st race, Saturday – DNF (Qualifying place 13)

With the 13th place in qualifying, YACO Racing was not in the top ten, but very close to further points. Accordingly, high tension was in the air as the race started on Saturday at 1:15 pm. A short time later, however, the excitement came to an abrupt end because the green Audi was already in a crash on lap one, which led to a premature ending. "Unfortunately, we did not come back from the start after the good qualifying in the first race, because the suspension broke when the crash occurred in turn 7. Very annoying, but that’s racing", says Uwe Geipel. Until late in the night, the mechanics worked on the damage to make the Audi fit again for the next race. Uwe Geipel explains: "It was finished at 2:30 am! Many thanks to our guys for the hard work. Thanks also to Audi Sport Customer Racing, which brought us an important spare part at 1:00 am."

2nd race, Sunday – Place 19 (Qualifying place 14)

On the second day of the race, everything should be different. In qualifying, it was again "only" place 14, but the points were at least very close. In the course of the race, Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel were able to go to the top despite adverse weather conditions, and finally even crossed the finish line in sixth place, but the joy was not a lasting one. "Zandvoort was anything but good to us this year. After the guys had rebuilt the car, we were able to drive in a turbulent rain race from P14 to P6. Unfortunately, we were punished in the event of a touch with another car under yellow with +30 seconds. So again no points and the unlucky streak continues to accompany us ...", Uwe Geipel summarizes the weekend.

As an official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes YACO Racing all the best for the next race at the Nürburgring!

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Speedway Bundesliga – Meissen on fire Our PRO-TEC riders Richard Geyer and Ronny Weis have fought hard for the victory in the Speedway Bundesliga match in Meissen (July 8, 2017).]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:02:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-bundesliga-meissen-8226.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/speedway/speedway-bundesliga-meissen-8226.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed For the first time in over 10 years, the Motorsportclub Meißen organized a Speedway Bundesliga match. This means, after a long break there was for the first time a Bundesliga home race for our PRO-TEC team, the Meißen Hornets, with Ronny Weis and Richard Geyer.

Since there was a large number of professional drivers participating in the event, the Hornets initially only expected the second place. However, already the first four races started phenomenally: With 11 of 12 possible points, the PRO-TEC Hornets surprisingly managed not only to keep up, but to dominate the races. Now the team wanted more because the victory came within reach. What came next was more like a battle than a race. Greedily and full on adrenaline, the chase for the first place began. Above all the juniors Richard Geyer and Lukas Wegner knew no mercy and achieved 4 to 5 points each. At the end of the preliminaries, the lead of the team was so huge that the victory for the PRO-TEC Hornets was already clear before the actual finale. What a home game, what a sport!

The bluechemGROUP congratulates on this fantastic performance. Keep up the good work!

PRO-TEC Worldwide partner to the automotive industry

Our PRO-TEC riders rely on the quality of the PRO-TEC products, which even meet the tough speedway conditions.

Products used during the race and preparations are:

Picture source: Mario Hamburg

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ADAC GT Masters 2017: Zandvoort In the current season of the league of super sport cars, the half-time race will take place on the Dutch dune track (July 21 – 23, 2017).]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0200 http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-zandvoort-8216.html http://www.bluechemgroup.com/en/sponsorships/adac-gt-masters/adac-gt-masters-2017-zandvoort-8216.html info@bluechemgroup.com (bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed) bluechemGROUP News - RSS Feed Third place in 2015, first place in 2016 – the record of YACO Racing in the Dutch Zandvoort is quite impressive. On the weekend of July 21 to 23, 2017, Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey return to the legendary dune track to face the half-time race in this year's season of the ADAC GT Masters. Team leader Uwe Geipel is already very much looking forward to the event: "After Oschersleben, the Lausitzring and the Red Bull Ring, we finally get to the racetracks on which the Audi works very well. Although I am satisfied with what we have achieved so far, I expect a lot from Zandvoort. The results must be right, because now there are no excuses."

The key to success: the qualifying

"The further we get to the front, the more tangible will be a place on the podium", says Philip Geipel summarizing the strategy for the dune track. Rahel Frey explains: "A good starting position in Zandvoort is half the rent, because the course does not leave many opportunities to overtake. Moreover, we cannot rely on the weather doing us a favor as last season!" In 2016, YACO Racing won in Zandvoort thanks to an outstanding team performance in dealing with the change between rain and sunshine. However, this time, the weather is not supposed to play the decisive role. "We will hang in right from the start, because we want to get more points", explain Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel together.

As official sponsor, the bluechemGROUP wishes YACO Racing maximum success for the half-time race in the ADAC GT Masters 2017!

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