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Michael Ramstetter

ADAC press chief resigns


Munich – scandal at ADAC: After manipulation allegations at car price “Gelber Engel”, the head of communications and editor of the ADAC member magazine “Motor World,” Michael Ramstetter, office and all other functions laid down in the auto club.

ADAC spokesman Christian Garrels confirmed early Sunday morning a report of the “Bild am Sonntag”. He announced on Sunday morning a detailed explanation of the Automobile Club of.

to the report, the “Bild am Sonntag” that there has indeed been at this year’s ceremony the ADAC car prices serious manipulations. Ramstetter had acknowledged in discussions with the ADAC guide on Friday to have published fake number of votes by the readers of the VW Golf for “favorite car of the Germans”. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” had a few days ago as the first page about hanky-panky in the ADAC-price “Yellow Angel” reported.

Ramstetter had admitted his personal error and apologizes his misconduct, it was said in the report of the “Bild am Sonntag”. He regretted to have added to the credibility of the ADAC damage. The ADAC tip has reportedly ordered an internal review of the award for the past few years. Next year, the Readers’ Prize should be awarded in a notarized supervised method, as well as the newspaper had reported previously in a media-info “Euro am Sonntag”.

The ADAC – with around 19 million members, the largest car club in Europe and the largest club in Germany – is now facing a massive crisis of confidence. Because after the first report on possible manipulations ADAC CEO Karl Obermair had spoke last Thursday at the official ceremony to mark the VW Golf with the “Yellow Angel” before the invited guests of “insinuations and falsehoods.” Obermair had even mocked, after all, the four letters of the ADAC had been printed correctly. It is still unclear whether it also Obermair must take his hat.

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