1: Loeb remains top dog in Germany
When it comes to being brilliant on ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Sebastien Loeb remains the benchmark if his dominant ninth victory on the all-asphalt event is anything to go by. To underline his genius, Loeb also topped the times on the event-closing Power Stage to bag three WRC bonus points.
2: WRC legend Stig still has what it takes
He might be in the twilight of his career but former world champion Stig Blomqvist (pictured) can still whip crowds into a frenzy based on the fan reaction to his demonstration runs in an Audi Quattro E2.
3: Tanak delivers at last
After a frustrating run of results, Ott Tanak proved why he’s one of world rallying’s brightest prospects with a brace of stage victories on what is supposedly his least favoured surface. While a mistake ultimately blotted his copybook, he nevertheless demonstrated an impressive turn of speed in his semi-works Ford Fiesta.
4: Mikkelsen stakes his claim to a Volkswagen future
Although Andreas Mikkelsen is seemingly set for a long-term career as a Volkswagen factory pilot, any doubts that he isn’t worthy of a ride in the firm’s new-for-2013 Polo R WRC have been laid to rest once and for all after the young Norwegian went third fastest on the Power Stage, the first driver in a Super 2000 car to achieve such a feat.
5: Kosciuszko won’t give up on PWRC title dream
Having faltered in his quest for the Production Car World Rally Championship crown when he retired on Philips Rally Argentina, Poland’s Michal Kosciuszko fought back into PWRC title contention with his second victory of the season on ADAC Rallye Deutschland.