Rallye Deutschland

17 – 20 August 2017




Time Zone

UTC +2



21 (309,17km)








2017 Results

8. Hayden & Seb / 34. Dani & Marc / 44. Thierry & Nicolas




Rallye Deutschland

The first official rallying event to take place on German soil was the ‘Olympic Rally’ of 1972, which saw a course devised to connect all of the host venues being used for the Munich Games. However, it would be a further ten years until the official Rallye Deutschland was established. Previously hosted in a variety of locations around the country, including Frankfurt, Mainz and Trier, the 2017 edition of the rally will be based in the Saarland. Formerly an event in both the German Rally Championship and European Rally Championship, it only became a part of the FIA WRC calendar in 2002.

McKlein Rally Tips

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To ensure that you don’t miss out on the latest information, McKlein Rally Tips will be updated after rally recce.  

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Fast Facts

  • Rallye Deutschland is Hyundai Motorsport’s home event, located just a couple of hundred kilometres away from our headquarters in Alzenau.
  • It was here in 2014, that we celebrated our debut WRC victory with the Hyundai i20 WRC driven by Thierry and Nicolas. Dani and Marc completed a fantastic 1-2 finish.
  • At just 306,8km, Germany had the second shortest special stage distance of all events on the 2016 calendar.


115 Days
20 Hours
9 Minutes
40 Seconds
First car out for shakedown (UTC)


  • Rallye Deutschland has often been described as multiple rallies in one with many different types of tarmac being used for stages in recent seasons.
  • Shakedown will provide a useful opportunity for crews to get acquainted with the challenging tarmac. Just ask Thierry and Nicolas, who damaged their car in 2014 shakedown before going onto the spectacularly win the rally!
  • The weather can sometimes play a key role in Germany so close co-operation with support crews will be beneficial to plan each stage, especially more unfamiliar tests.



Leg One: THU 17 / FRI 18 August
Leg Two: SAT 19 August
Leg Three: SUN 20 August

Getting there

  • Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) – 57km
  • Flughafen Saarbrücken (SCN) – 57km
  • Luxembourg Airport (LUX) – 95km
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – 171km
  • Türkismühle – 4km
  • St. Wendel – 23km
Service Park Bostalsee, Am Campingplatz 1, 66625 Nohfelden-Bosen (Germany) – 49°33’47.1888”N 7°3'52.4088”E
Distances to Service Park



Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P8)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P34)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P44)


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)