The new Special Stages and the changes to the coursefor the ADAC Rallye Deutschland were inspected and approved by the world motorsport authority FIA. This means that the sporting specifications of the German 2007WRC event are final. The 1,227km course includes 19 Special Stages totalling 356km.
The most important change affects the "Grafschaft Veldenz" Special Stage, which hasto be absolved as SS 2/6 in the first leg. A short distance from the start, a 5.5km exten-sion was integrated into the traditional course of this Special Stage bringing its totallength to 23km.
The toughest stage for the elite of international rallying and the participants in the German Rally Championship is the "Arena Panzerplatte" Special Stage: 30.55 challenging kilometres on the Baumholder tank range, where the tough get going and usually the chaff is winn owed.
This is the toughest test for pilots and cars alike –and very popular with rally fans thanks to its wide natural "arena" setting. During the 2nd leg on Saturday,this Special Stage is on the schedule twice. (SS 10/14). After each pass-through, it’s back to the Service Park, were fans can watch the nimble mechanics mend many dingsand defects – usually in record time.
The shortest stage on the itinerary (4.37km) is a new addition. It promises compressed and spectacular action. In "four-packs" at a time the WRC drivers will take on this city circuit in the heart of Trier. Certainly they will do justice to the name of this Super Spe-cial dubbed "Circus Maximus".
In proper style, the start/finish area uses a 1,800-year-old Roman gate, the famous Porta Nigra, as a backdrop. It is the emblem of the city with which the ADAC Rallye Deutschland has been identified for years. The circuit made up of wide passages between "Nordallee" and the central station and narrow sidestreets is a challenge for drivers and promises beautiful drifts.
This stage will open on Sunday at 11:11 hours. Those who do not enjoy the privilege ofliving around, yet do not want to miss out on the "Circus Maximus" ought to hurry! Ticket sales are in full swing.
Spectator room along this stage is available with the Gold and Silver Passes. More ticket information is available at www.rallye-deutschland.de
ADAC Rallye Deutschland (16. – 19. August 2007)
- Höchster Sicherheitsstandard durch neues System gewährleistet
Der Ticketvorverkauf für die ADAC Rallye Deutschlandläuft schon seit geraumer Zeit. Besonders begehrt sind die Rallye-Pässe der Kategorie Gold und Silber. Tendenz steigend. Kein Wunder. Mit ihnen kann der Besitzer die weiter >>
16. – 19. August 2007
Dienstag, 14. August 2007, und Mittwoch, 15. August 2007
Dienstag Besichtigung der WertungsprüfungenMittwoch Besichtigung der Wertungsprüfungen
Donnerstag, 16. August 2007
08:00 – 16.00 Uhr Shakedown 20:00 Uhr Show-Start Porta Nigra Trier
Freitag, 17. August 2007 (1 weiter >>
Spezialprüfung „Circus Maximus" in Trier
ADAC Rallye Deutschland (16. – 19. August 2007)
Der ADAC konzipierte die Strecken- sowie Verkehrsführung für die ADAC Rallye Deutschland neu und reichte die Unterlagen nun bei der FIA-Weltmotorsportbehörde zur Genehmigung ein. Der deutsche WM-Lauf konzentriert sich künftig noch stärker auf die alte Röm weiter >>
Engere Zusammenarbeit mit der Stadt Trier vereinbart
Die ADAC Rallye Deutschland präsentiert sich im kommenden Jahr zuschauerfreundlicher, kompakter und spektakulärer. Dabei liegt der Fokus des WM-Laufes vom 16. bis 19. August 2006 verstärkt auf Trier, das als altes und neues Rallyezentrum wesentlich ausgebaut wird. Eine entsprechende Vereinbarung wurde am Donnerst weiter >>
Der von Reifenpartner Kumho unterstützte Fugel-Honda S2000 hat seine „WM-Premiere" erfolgreich absolviert. Zwar war der 250 PS starke Roadster nur als Vorwagen unterwegs, aber trotzdem verlangten die Wertungsprüfungen in den Weinbergen rund um Trier und der Truppenübungsplatz Baumholder dem Fahrzeug einiges ab. weiter >>
Die Rallye Deutschland im Überblick Fazit: Die Rallye Deutschland aus Sicht von BFGoodrich Statistisches WM-Zwischenstand
BFGoodrich verhilft Sébastien Loeb in Deutschland zum Rekord-Sieg
Der „König von Deutschland" triumphierte ern weiter >>
OMV ADAC Rallye (August 10-13, 2006)
• Double victory for Citroën ahead of Ford’s Marcus Grönholm• DTM-star Mattias Ekström finishes eleventh overall• Almost 200,000 spectators visited the region of the rally
The German round of the World Rally Championship, the OMV ADAC RALLYE (August 10-13) saw Frenchman Sébastien Loeb leading all th weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship, round 9/16OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland, 11-13 August
The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team completed the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship with Matthew Wilson bringing his Stobart Focus home just shy of the top ten in the overall weiter >>
OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland, 11. bis 13. August, Schlusstag
Andreas Aigner (A)/ Klaus Wicha (D) beweisen auch am Schlusstag Nerven und belegen sehr guten 6. Platz, damit Fahrer und Marken WM-Punkte für den Red Bull Youngster
Auch Mattias Ekström/ Jonas Andersson (S) können mit sta weiter >>
A fantastic weekend for his Kronos Total Citroen team-mate Dani Sordo gave the recently promoted number two driver an excellent second place.
Again rain threatened and there was some during the last two stages, but the front runners didn't let it cause them any problems.
Marcus Gronholm, weiter >>
Two competitors in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship buckled under the pressure of the fierce competition coming into the penultimate stage of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
Bernd Casier, who had been watching Kris Meeke steal away from him with the rally lead was lucky to come to the end of the stage. Casier said he had a huge moment at high speed and was amazed weiter >>
A re-run of the 19.24km Freisen/Westrich stage where drivers started the third and final leg of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland is the venue for SS19, the concluding stage of the event. Rain on the first few kilometers could prove problematic.
But there are no problems for Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo weiter >>
Matthew Wilson's Stobart VK M-Sport Ford has struggled with lower-end power for all of today and is now on its last legs. While Wilson completed the final stage of the OMV ADAV Rallye Deutschland he reported that his car had to run in road-mode for some of the final stage and he isn't sure if the car will make it back to the final time control and finish in the town of Trier, som weiter >>
St Wendeler Land is the 16.37km eighteenth stage of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The rain has started to fall. Things could get interesting.
Manfred Stohl misses a corner, confirming that the rain his having some effect, but he carries on to finish the stage. And his tenth place in the stage weiter >>
The seventeenth stage of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland is the 13.68km Birkenfelder Land. Mud on the tarmac in places makes for occasionally challenging conditions, especially as the majority of runners are on dry tyres.
Dani Sordo is fastest with a time of 7:52.3 and holds second overall. Kronos Total Citroen team-mate and rally leader finishes the stage one second behi weiter >>
Grey skies mark the start of the third leg of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland and have the drivers thinking long and hard about tyre choice. The tyres they choose for today's first stage, SS16, the 19.24km Freisen/Westrich, will be the ones they have to stick with for the day, no matter what the weather does. The stages come thick and fast with no service break.
Although weiter >>
* Fahrer bzw. Marken WM-Punkte sind morgen mit beiden Fabia WRC möglich* Andreas Aigner (A)/ Klaus Wicha (D) können ihren guten 7. Platz in der Gesamtwertung weiter verteidigen
* Einige Probleme bekamen Mattias Ekström/ Jonas Andersson (S), durch zwei Defekte war nur der 14. Zwischenrang weiter >>
The second leg of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland ends with the top ten staying resolutely unchanged in the last two stages of the day. But it wasn't a day without drama. Skoda Fabia WRC's Jan Kopecky showed that there is no natural order of things by blistering to fastest time in the day's first stage at Bo weiter >>
Fully fired up and ready for the last stage of today's second leg of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland and it's off to the short but challenging 6.04km Zuschauerrundkurs St Wendel to round the day off.
With the pecking order firmly established, the stage is set for the last day of the rally tomorrow. Kron weiter >>
Time to return to the venue of today's first stage of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland for SS14 and Bosenberg 2. Surprise winner of that earlier stage, Skoda Fabia WRC contender and privateer Jan Kopecky was looking for a repeat performance here, especially if the widely predicted rain held off. And repeat it weiter >>
For two Nordic drivers, stage 13 was like a different time zone, as time slipped away against their will. Sweden's Mattias Ekstrom broke a drive shaft on the way to the stage and struggled on three wheels through the 18.22km stage. He limped into the time control a minute down in time.
Finland's Ja weiter >>
It's back to the grippy concrete-surfaced 18.22km Erweiler for stage 13 of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Who was it going to be lucky 13 for? Rain threatened but most of the front runners gambled on dry tyres. The right choice as conditions were mainly dry and dusty while the rain held off. A few ra weiter >>
FIA Junior World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke took another convincing stage win on stage 12, the final stage before the afternoon's service. "I had two punctures that cost me four minutes in time," said the gutsy Irishman. "I have got to push to make up that time. But this car is made for these stages. weiter >>
Twelfth stage of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland and it's back to the lengthy and challenging 30.99km Panzeplatte for the second time today.
BP-Ford World Rally Team's Marcus Gronholm had an inspired drive that placed him at the top of the stage and moved him into third overall ahead of Citroen Xsa weiter >>
The gravel and weather cars of the WRC teams must have been doing rain dances back in the service park. Many of them had predicted rain and their drivers headed out with wet or intermediate tyres. But as they took to stage 11 it became apparent that the rain was not going to fall, and as if to mock them, the s weiter >>
The OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland hosted what many drivers see as the grippiest stage in the WRC series on the concrete-paved, 18.22km SS11 Erzweiler 1. Plus the stage was blessed with glorious weather and a dry, yet abrasive surface offering maximum grip but a hard time on tyres, as experienced by Skoda Fa weiter >>
In a case of the student showing the teacher, Dani Sordo continued to take time out of his experienced team-mate Sebastien Loeb on both of this morning's stages. But the young Spaniard is cool about chasing the infallible double FIA World Rally Champion. "I don't have to catch Sebastien," he said in reference to the 27.4 second gap between them at the end of stage ten. "I will ke weiter >>
A second place in SS10 for Kronos Total Citroen's Sebastien Loeb maintained his overall lead of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland. SS10 Panzeplatte 1 is seen by many as perhaps the most challenging stage of the rally. However team-mate Dani Sordo was fastest in the 30.99km stage with a time of 18:09.5 taking another 6.8s out of Loeb's to bring him within 27.4s of the leader.
Skoda Fabia WRC's Jan Kopecky was fastest in Stage nine of the OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland with a time of 13:02.7 over the 22.77km of the Bosenberg 1 stage. Overnight rain made for slippery conditions and plenty of mud on the surface.
A third place for Kronos Total Citroen's Sebastien Loeb maintained weiter >>
• Wrong tyre choice handicaps rivals
• Three Citroën drivers leading after eight special stages
Reigning world champion Sébastien Loeb (France) was the main pace-setter on the opening leg of the world championship round, the OMV ADAC RALLYE (August 10-13), setting the fastest time with his Citroën Xsara WRC on five out of eight special stages. Only his team weiter >>
Sebastien Loeb won the last of the first leg's stages in Germany but it was Mikko Hirvonen who ran him closest, as the Finn's slick tyres worked on the dry tarmac, with the rain holding off for the final test. Hirvonen was less than one second behind Loeb, while team-mate Dani Sordo was third fastest.
Sebastien Loeb took the win on the seventh stage of the event, with Dani Sordo immediately behind him. The tyre choice by both Loeb and Sordo seems to have suited the conditions much better than the other runners as the rain continued to fall on the event. Toni Gardemeister continues to have an excell weiter >>
Dani Sordo took the win on stage six of the German event, as he did on the earlier run through this morning. He was less than 0.5sec quicker than team-mate Sebastien Loeb, with Toni Gardemeister third fastest, opening out the gap to Manfred Stohl.
Chris Atkinson put in a time identical to Gardemeister, clearly having got the car working well underneath him. Xevi Pons was weiter >>