Who will beat Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroën Total World Rally Team) in this weekend’s WRC ADAC Rallye Deutschland? Only one team has been able to achieve this feat since 2004, and that was Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia on last year’s Rallye Deutschland. Anyone brave enough for this task this weekend?
This is the 30th running of this now iconic event on the international rally calendar and the 10th edition as part of the FIA World Rally Championship. It is once more based in Trier, Germany’s oldest town. The 15 stages are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and competitors will tackle 368.63km of stage distance over a route of 1,113.59km. The route winds through the Mosel vineyards for Day One and the Baumholder military training grounds for on Day Two as well as the Saarland and Trier areas and a return to the Mosel region for Day Three. The highlight of the rally will be a 46.54km test through the Panzerplatte stage, a technical stage that will reward the brave and punish errors. The Power Stage will be the thrilling Circus Maximus street stage in Porta Nigra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The event also plays host to the competitors in the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship, as well as the young up-and-coming drivers in the FIA WRC Academy.