Then there are the famous Baumholder stages with its huge kerb stones, known as hinkelsteins. A collision with one of these is likely to mean an early exit from the event. But perhaps the biggest challenge of all is the technical one. Such is the difference between stages, that getting a perfect setup for each stage is all but possible, and even making the right tyre choice is hard in unpredictable weather conditions. Which altogether makes the Rallye Deutschland one of the most testing and most compelling events of the season.
|2017 Rally Deutschland – WRC2 Standings After Leg 1:|
|1.||Kopecký / Dresler (CZE/CZE)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||1:10:59.2 hrs|
|2.||Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||+5.8 sec|
|3.||Camilli / Veillas (FRA/FRA)||Ford Fiesta R5||+19.6 sec|