Tweet
 
Toyota Yaris WRC ready to master the varied roads of Germany

Toyota Yaris WRC ready to master the varied roads of Germany

16.08.2019: Rallye Deutschland: Preview The Toyota Yaris WRC returns to asphalt for round 10 of the 2019 season in Germany, where drivers Ott Tänak, Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke will take on the demanding a

Rallye Deutschland: Preview




The Toyota Yaris WRC returns to asphalt for round 10 of the 2019 season in Germany, where drivers Ott Tänak, Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke will take on the demanding and diverse roads of Rallye Deutschland (August 22-25). Fresh from victory on Rally Finland, Tänak is targeting his third Germany win in as many years as he seeks to further increase his 22-point lead in the drivers’ championship.
 


Rallye Deutschland features three distinct types of stage: Twisting roads through the Mosel vineyards, the fearsome Baumholder military training area with numerous surface changes, plus fast and narrow country lanes around the service park at the Bostalsee lake in the Saarland region. The weather is often changeable, further complicating tyre choices and car set-up.


This year the rally begins from the service park, with Thursday evening’s opening stage to take place on nearby roads that drivers will have practiced on during shakedown earlier in the day. Friday’s leg is unchanged from last year, with two loops consisting of a pair of vineyard tests and the Wadern-Weiskirchen road circuit on the way back to service.



Saturday has a new format, beginning with two country-lane stages each run twice in the morning, followed by two loops around Baumholder – including the 41.17-kilometre Panzerplatte – separated by an additional 15-minute service. Two repeated stages back in the vineyards round out the rally on Sunday.






Quotes:



Tommi Mäkinen (Team Principal)



“Our fantastic result in Finland was really important for both championships, and we all hope that we can continue that form in Germany. We were strong there last year, and Ott has won the rally for the last two seasons, so we are feeling confident about our chances as a team of another top result.



It’s a rally where there’s a lot that can catch a driver out, whether it’s in the vineyards or the Baumholder roads, so you need to have confidence in your car and be very focused to avoid mistakes.”
 




Martin Järveoja and Ott Tänak
Ott Tänak (Driver car 8)



“Germany is obviously a rally that I like a lot. Martin and I have won there two years in a row and our target this year is definitely to make it three. It’s certainly not an easy rally: I think last year was one of the most difficult wins in my career, as the competition was very strong and I had to push really hard from the beginning.



It’s a big challenge for a driver to have so many different types of road in one rally, and to try to be fast on all of them and not make any mistakes. We know that the weather is often a big factor as well, and it can be very hard to predict.”






Miikka Anttila and Jari-Matti Latvala
Jari-Matti Latvala (Driver car 10)



“It was really good to get the podium finish in Finland, and it means that I have a more relaxed feeling going to Germany. Last year we were up to second place when we had a problem on the final day and had to retire, so we know that we can be strong there. I’m really excited to see how we will do and I hope we can be fighting for the podium places again.



The last asphalt rally in Corsica was difficult for me but we really worked on this in our test in Germany before Rally Finland: We were working on the braking and the turning, and I had a good feeling in the car.”




 
Seb Marshall and Kris Meeke
Kris Meeke (Driver car 5)


“After a run of gravel events, I’m really looking forward to competing on asphalt again. I’ve had a great feeling with the Yaris WRC so far on asphalt and I hope that we can find that again in Germany.


It’s always a really demanding event because of the three different types of terrain and, on top of that, the weather is often changing from one stage to the next. But it’s a rally where I’ve been competitive in the past and I really hope that we can secure a good result for the team.”




The statistics (Rallye Deutschland):


Year    Ott Tänak    Jari-Matti Latvala    Kris Meeke
2018    1    DNF    -
2017    1    7    DNF
2016    23    48    -
2015    8    2    12
2014    10    DNF    DNF
2013    -    7    -




What happened last year?



Ott Tänak and the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team followed their Rally Finland triumph by securing victory on Rallye Deutschland: The maiden win on asphalt for the Toyota Yaris WRC.



As in Finland, the team achieved a double podium result, with Esapekka Lappi finishing in third place. Jari-Matti Latvala began the final day in third overall but had to retire because of a hydraulic pump issue.
 




Yaris WRC Rallye Deutschland 2018



TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is inspired by the motto: “ALL FOR WIN” as it competes throughout the 2019 season. Our goal in 2019 is to fight for all three crowns. All team members are aiming for this big goal together. We look forward to your continuous support!
 






- Stephane Lesuisse, photos Toyota


Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/toyota-yaris-wrc-ready-master-germany-rallye-deutschland---195738.html

16.08.2019 / MaP

More News

Tidemand returns to Fiesta WRC
16.08.2019
Pontus Tidemand will return to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC to contest the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship at next month’s Rally Turkey. Partnered by Norwegian co-driver Ola Fløene more >>
Marijan Griebel at Deutschland Rallye - rally copper and local hero
15.08.2019
Speaking of Marijan Griebel, "home rally" is right on the mark: the 30-year-old inspector with the Rhineland-Palatinate State Police lives in Hahnweiler smack in the centre of the rally region. As a WRC guest driver in last year's ADAC more >>
Fabian Kreim has his aim set on the WRC 2 podium
15.08.2019
At the 2018 ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Fabian Kreim came in as a strong 4th in the WRC 2. Nobody would have expected this any more after the setback the driver from the Odenwald hill country suffered due to a tyre puncture right at the beginning. The former grant more >>
Dominik Dinkel's R5 debut at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland
15.08.2019
 "Driving in the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup Dominik Dinkel already started twice in the ADAC Rallye Deutschland: in 2013 and 2014. This year, the 26-year-old will start in the main field and in a performance R5 car for the first time. For quite some time, the talented young driver from the Upper Franconia region, son of a rally family, was known only to insiders. more >>
Facts & figures behind the 2019 ADAC Rallye Deutschland
13.08.2019
•    Interesting information about the German FIA WRC event The countdown is on to the ADAC Rallye Deutschland: Between 22 and 25 August, the best WRC drivers will pit their skills in the Saarland and neighbouring reg more >>
ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Entry List 2019
12.08.2019
The fans can look forward to a top-notch line-up in the 2019 ADAC Rallye Deutschland. From Luxembourg there will be Patrick Gengler at the start.It's the top stars of the WRC, WRC 2 PRO and WRC 2 going for it again in Germany. There will be 13 German drivers, including Fabian Kreim, Marijan Griebel, Dominik Dinkel and Sebastian Schwinn. The quartet will be dr more >>
ADAC Deutschland Rallye - Tänak en route to his hattrick? - WRC standings
12.08.2019
With his win in Finland, Ott Tänak has slightly distanced his two pursuers in the dogfight for the FIA World Rally Championship that has kept the fans on their toes since the start into this season. The winner of the Rally Germany in more >>
Staying overnight in the Deutschland Rally region
12.08.2019
Information for rally campers     Just a few paces from your tent or motorhome directly to the Special Stage - it is indeed possible at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Visitors to the rally who are looking for well-situated and equipped camp and motorhome sites in the rally region may find this overview useful. more >>
Eco tips from the WRC stars for the ADAC Rallye Deutschland
12.08.2019
The environmental protection concept for the ADAC Rallye Deutschland takes many and variegated details into consideration. Here are some examples: in setting up the itinerary and Special Stages, the organisers use more and more ecofriendly materials and ADAC promotes the use of less plastic. To protect ground water and water courses, work on the vehicles and handling haz more >>
ADAC Rallye Deutschland - More than just a map, download here
12.08.2019
More than just a map   DOWNLOAD  HERE   The official spectator more >>
ADAC Deutschland Rallye - Service Park Bostalsee
12.08.2019
The Service Park on the lakeshores of Bostalsee is the best place to watch the teams at work. This year, the 150,000 square metre Service Park will be not only the central hub of the rally, but it will also debut as the venue of the official opening ceremony on Thursday, 22 August. The podium ceremony will also take place there on Sunday, 25 August. more >>
Revised Rally Turkey route ready to challenge WRC Teams in September
11.08.2019
RALLY TURKEY, September 12th-15th, 2019FIA World Rally Championship, round 11Rally Turkey officials at TOSFED have now had the route for the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship officially approved by the more >>
Roman Schwedt sucht Herausforderung der ADAC Rallye Deutschland
10.08.2019
In rund zwei Wochen beginnt die ADAC Rallye Deutschland, bei der Schwedt mit Co-Pilot Henry Wichura im Peugeot 208 R2 von Romo Motorsport antreten wird. Der Förderpilot der ADAC Stiftung Sport gibt nach dem Motorschaden beim vergangenen Lauf der ERC Junior dem deutschen WM-Lauf Vorrang und verzichtet auf einen Start beim Saisonfinale in der Junioren Europameisterschaft. more >>
The starters in the 2019 ADAC Rallye Deutschland
09.08.2019
•    Top-notch line-up on the 19 Special Stages in and around the Saarland region •    Home rally for four strong German crews in the WRC 2 The fans can look forward to a top-notch lin more >>
Greensmith in for Evans in Germany
07.08.2019
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans will miss the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship as he continues to recover from the back injury sustained earlier this month. The Welshman had to forgo last weekend’s more >>
ADAC Rallye Deutschland even more sustainable
06.08.2019
•    Switch to recycling materials for track installations in progress •    Enhanced environmental protection with new itineraries and schedule •    2019 German WRC event for the first time under FIA's highest environmental certification more >>
Kristensson claims second FIA Junior WRC victory in Finland
05.08.2019
2019 FIA JUNIOR WRC CHAMPIONSHIPTom Kristensson became the first double winner of the 2019 FIA Junior WRC Championship by taking a mistake-free and commanding victory on Rally Finland. In a rally that was not short of drama or excitement, Kristensson kept his cool throughout and picked up eight stage wins and championship points more >>
Grégoire Munster builds ups experience at the highest level
05.08.2019
Grégoire Munster and Louis Louka (Skoda Fabia R5) finished the World Rally Championship of Finland in 45th place. In their second participation in a World Championship the young duo managed to complete the course. On Friday a beginner’s mistake made a good result impossible, however this was not the weekend’s aim. Building up experience at the highest level was in fact more >>
Tänak and the Toyota Yaris WRC score another Finland win
04.08.2019
Rally Finland: Day 4 For the third year in a row, the Toyota Yaris WRC has won the fastest event on the FIA World Rally Championship calendar, Rally Finland. Ott Tänak repeated his victory from one year ago to increase his championship lead, while Jari-Matti Latvala finished third on his home event. more >>
Tänak wins Rally Finland to stretch WRC points lead
04.08.2019
Back-to-back victories on Sunday create gap at the head of the championship. Ott Tänak secured back-to-back Neste Rally Finland victories on Sunday to create daylight between himself and his rivals at the head of the FIA World Rally Ch more >>
Citroen's flying Finns grab second place
04.08.2019
Runners-up at their home round after a high quality performance in their C3 WRC, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm consolidated their pedigree as “Flying Finns”, the local crews who each year add another page to the history of this legendary event! Their perf more >>
M-Sport's Teemu Suninen perseveres in Finland
04.08.2019
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Teemu Suninen and Jarmo Lehtinen may not have been in the fight for the top results at this weekend’s Neste Rally Finland, but persevered to bring their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC home in eighth place.  more >>
Retirements at Finland Rally 2019
04.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Sunday, August 4th 201923     FIN E. PIETARINEN     FIN J. RAITANEN     SKODA MOTORSPORTFabia R5 EVO     WRC2PRO     RC2 &nb more >>
Final Classification in Finland Rally 2019
04.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Sunday, August 4th 2019 1.     8     EST O. TÄNAK     2:30:40.3         2.     more >>
Finland Rally stage 23 classification top 10 - Ott Tänak takes victory
04.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Ruuhimäki 2 (Power Stage) (PowerStage) (11.12 km)Sunday, August 4th 2019  stage 23 top101.     8     EST O. TÄNAK  & more >>
Finland Rally stage 22 Laukaa 2 result and classification- top30
04.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Laukaa 2 (SpecialStage) (11.75 km)Sunday, August 4th 2019  stage 22 top101.     89     NOR A. MIKKELSEN     5:23.1   & more >>
Finland Rally stage 21 Ruuhimäki 1 result and classification
04.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Ruuhimäki 1 (SpecialStage) (11.12 km)Sunday, August 4th 2019  stage 21 top101.     10     FIN J. LATVALA     5:30.9 & more >>
FIA Junior WRC news Rally Finland, section four and five
04.08.2019
FIA Junior WRC Rally Finland leader Tom Kristensson finished Saturday with a comfortable 25.2-second lead over Dennis Rådström after an action-packed day of thrills and plenty of spills. The morning loop saw four different stage more >>
Tänak takes over on top for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
03.08.2019
Rally Finland: Day 3 The Toyota Yaris WRC continues to lead on its home roads on Finland with just four stages remaining. After moving up into first place during this morning, FIA World Rally Championship leader Ott Tänak takes an advantage of 16.4 seconds into the final day, while Jari-Matti Latvala also occupies a podium position in third overall. more >>
Citroen's Lappi-Ferm move into second position in Finland
03.08.2019
One of the big movers on Saturday’s leg, notably grabbing two stage wins, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm climbed to second overall and are now ideally placed to claim the C3 WRC’s eighth podium of the season. Despite suffering the effects of overnight illness, Sébastien Ogier nonetheless managed to make up two positions, to end the day fifth overall. He and Julien Ingrassia no more >>
M-Sport Ford continue in Finland
03.08.2019
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s young drivers continue to hold position at Neste Rally Finland – the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs of Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith finishing the second day of competition in eighth and ninth places respectively. more >>
Estonian driver Ott Tänak lead Neste Rally Finland on Saturday night
03.08.2019
Ott Tänak led Neste Rally Finland on Saturday night after a rogue rock ruined an incredible three-way fight for supremacy at the FIA World Rally Championship’s fastest round.The series leader completed the penultimate leg of the four-day event more >>
Retirements in Finland Rally after Saturday stages
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Saturday, August 3rd 2019  23     FIN E. PIETARINEN     FIN J. RAITANEN     SKODA MOTORSPORTFabia R5 EVO     WRC2PRO   more >>
Finland Rally stage 19 Leustu 2 results and classification
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Leustu 2 (SpecialStage) (10.5 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019   stage 18 FULL RESULT 1.     8   &n more >>
Finland Rally stage 17 Päijälä 2 result and classification
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Päijälä 2 (SpecialStage) (22.87 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019  stage 17 top101.     8     EST O. TÄNAK   &nb more >>
Finland Rally stage 16 Pihlajakoski 2 result and classification
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Pihlajakoski 2 (SpecialStage) (14.42 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019  stage 16 top101.     4     FIN E. LAPPI     7:21.5 more >>
Finland Rally stage 15 Leustu 1 result and classification top 15
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Leustu 1 (SpecialStage) (10.5 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019  stage 15 top101.     10     FIN J. LATVALA     5:27.2  &n more >>
Finland Rally stage 14 Kakaristo 1 result and classification
03.08.2019
WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Kakaristo 1 (SpecialStage) (18.7 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019  stage 14 top101.     8     EST O. TÄNAK     9:00.1  &nb more >>
Finland Rally stage 13 Päijälä 1 result and classification top40
03.08.2019
Finland Rally stage 13  Päijälä 1 result and classification top40WRC RallyesNESTE Finland Rally 2019Päijälä 1 (SpecialStage) (22.87 km)Saturday, August 3rd 2019   more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright