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.
The Rallye Deutschland has been in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar since 2002 and has quickly gained a reputation for being the most challenging asphalt event of the year. It features a number of treacherous stages, where risks are such that safety crews drive the stages ahead of drivers to provide up-to-date information on conditions.
ŠKODA’s success at the recent Tour de Corse has completed a clean sweep for the FABIA R5 car in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) events. As Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger crossed the finish line to secure victory in the WRC2 category in Corsica, they ensured that a FABIA R5 has now won every WRC rally.
The Rallye Deutschland 2016 proved to be a hugely successful event for the ŠKODA Motorsport team. Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm claimed their second successive WRC2 event victory in their […]
What a weekend for ŠKODA FABIA R5 teams at the Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the World Rally Championship! It could hardly have gone better with a FABIA R5 […]