The Ford World Rally Team ace was making his debut at the annual event where he performed several demonstration runs in a Fiesta RS WRC.
“This was fantastic,” said the 2003 world rally champion. “There were a lot of people and a lot of nice cars and I must say I fit in very well because I love cars and there were some very, very special ones. The fans at Rallyday have a lot of passion too and that is why it was very enjoyable. I have been signing I don't know how many autographs, but it was great, and I loved going out on track in the Fiesta RS WRC - just give me a steering wheel and some power and I will do my job.”
Estonian Ott Tanak, who drives a privateer Fiesta in the world championship, was also present. He said: “It has been a really interesting day. I have been to a couple of similar events, but it was great to be here and there was a lot to see and do will all these different cars.”
ADAC Rallye Deutschland, round nine of the 13-event FIA World Rally Championship, gets underway with the first of 15 stages on Friday morning.