The run of gravel events comes to an end with the tricky tarmac stages of Rallye Deutschland. A home event for our Alzenau-based team, the rally was also the scene of our first ever WRC victory back in 2014. First held in 1982 as part of the European Championship, Germany became part of the WRC in 2002. It is often viewed as the most demanding of the tarmac events, as a result of its different surface characteristics.
Rally Germany is almost like three different tarmac rallies rolled into one! The opening stages take place on tight, twisty vineyard roads in the Mosel region. Crews move onto the military roads of Baumholder, with multiple tarmac types and treacherous Hinkelstein rocks lining the route, before covering country roads on the final day.Rallye Deutschland Website
Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P2) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P6) • Dani Sordo / Carlos Del Barrio (Retirement)
Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P5) • Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P9)
Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P2) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5)
Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P5) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P9)
Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P2) • Bryan Bouffier / Xavier Panseri (Retirement)
Day 3: Thierry/Nicolas secure second after incident filled Sunday