18 - 21 Aug 11
13:49 ADAC Rallye Deutschland draws to a close
We've seen history being made this weekend; Sebastien Loeb failed to win all-tarmac rally for the first time in six years and he lost Rallye Deutschland for the first time since 2002 while team-mate Sebastien Ogier scored his first ever tarmac win. We also saw the MINI World Rally Team score its first ever WRC podium, thanks to Spaniard Dani Sordo. Ogier's win suggests the 2011 Drivers' title battle is still on. The series continues on September 9/11 in Australia.
13:48 Loeb wins Power Stage
Sebastien Loeb scores three bonus points for winning the Power Stage in Germany. Sebastien Ogier, rally winner, scores two further points for the second fastest time while Petter Solberg scores one bonus point.
13:46 Ogier: title still on
ADAC Rallye Deutschland says this victory means his title challenge is still on. "Maybe I didn't expect to win here because it's a rally were my team-mate is so strong here. Mathematically it is still possible to win the title, so I have to believe."
13:44 Ogier wins Rallye Deutschland
Citroen's Sebastien Ogier becomes the first driver to beat Sebastien Loeb on an all-tarmac rally since 2004 by winning ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
13:43 Loeb quickest so far on Power Stage
For the first time ever, Sebastien Loeb hasn't won in Germany. He sets the fastest time on the Power Stage so far, stopping the clock at 3m 17s. "I wanted to win here in Germany. I knew [the winning streak] would stop some day, and it has stopped now. It's really easy to get a puncture."
13:40 Sordo scores podium for MINI
Dani Sordo scores the MINI World Rally Team's first WRC podium in Germany setting a time of 3m 22.9s on the Power Stage. "I'm really, really happy with the team, with MINI. Thank you to them for the opportunity. We have a really good car and a really good team. This podium is really important for MINI and Prodrive. For it to score a podium on its first tarmac rally is really good."
13:36 Hirvonen completes SS19
Ford's Mikko Hirvonen reaches the end of the Power Stage having also collected a puncture to finish the rally in fourth position. "It has been a difficult weekend, but I think we showed quite promising speed. If we work hard and keep developing the car we might have a chance of winning a tarmac rally."
13:34 Petter Solberg fastest through Power Stage
Petter Solberg completes the Power Stage and finishes the rally in fifth position. He sets a time of 3m 20.4s on the final stage, the fastest time so far. "It's been tough but it's a part of the game. We just have to fight on. I hope we will be back on the pace for the next rally."
13:30 Raikkonen through SS19
Having won this stage last year, Kimi Raikkonen reaches the end of the Power Stage with a time of 3m 25.5s to finish in a fine sixth position despite collecting a front-left puncture on the final test. "I got the puncture when we went over the curb. Last year we could drive over them. I've learned that I shouldn't come here anymore! Too many mistakes. I didn't drive many well this weekend."
13:27 Henning Solberg completes Power Stage
Ford privateer Henning Solberg reaches the end of the rally in a provisional seventh with a Power Stage time of 3m 23.3s. "I'm very happy. It's been a good experience with the car and I'm looking forward to the next round in Australia."
13:25 Araujo completes SS19
Portuguese MINI driver Armindo Araujo completes the Power Stage to finish Rallye Deutschland in eighth, setting a time of 3m 26.7s. "It was not so bad. I'm learning and I'm quite happy. We need to get more kilometres in the car."
13:22 Latvala reaches rally finish
Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala also endured a challenging rally, but he reaches the end of the Power Stage with the fastest time so far, stopping the clock at 3m 20.4s. "It was a very difficult weekend. It looked good, but things went step by step wrong. It wasn't our weekend, but hopefully we can learn from this and be stronger in France."
13:20 Wilson through Power Stage
After a troubled Rallye Deutschland, Matthew Wilson reaches the end of the final stage in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC. He sets a time of 3m 23.2s on the Power Stage. "I'm very disappointed, but you have these rallies sometimes. You never stop learning, especially on a rally like this."
13:16 Van Merksteijn completes SS19
Peter Van Merksteijn reaches the end of the Power Stage to complete Rallye Deutschland, setting a time of 3m 24s and scoring his first career WRC points. "I'm really happy. After all the trouble we had it's a good result."
13:14 Block completes Rallye Deutschland
Monster World Rally Team driver completes the Power Stage to complete the rally with a time of 3m 30.5s. "It's one of the most challenging rallies I've ever driven. This is my second year and I've had more confidence in the notes. I felt like I've figured the car an the tyres out a bit more. I've driven on gravel for 99 per cent of my rally career, so this was a huge learning curve for me."
13:11 Stage Begin - SS19 SSS Circus Maximus Trier (4.37km)
Ken Block enters the Power Stage. The top drivers have been reversed, meaning rally leader Sebastien Ogier will be the last of the top drivers to tackle the short Circus Maximus test.
13:06 Final stage just five minutes away
Just the Power Stage separates Citroen's Sebastien Ogier from his first ever WRC tarmac rally victory. With championship points up for grabs on the Power Stage, though, the fight for points is far from over.
11:41 Crews head for Power Stage
The WRC crews will now head to the very last stage, the live televised Power Stage. The 4.37km Circus Maximus test runs through the host city of Trier, where Sebastien Ogier looks set to be crowned the rally winner.
11:39 Latvala completes SS18
Jari-Matti Latvala completes the penultimate test in a steady 9m 45.1s. "I got a puncture on the third-last stage so I have to take it careful now. I don't know how things can go so wrong over the weekend. The pace seems to be okay [on tarmac]."
11:38 Henning Solberg completes SS18
Henning Solberg seems to have settled for eighth position as he drops 8.2s to Kimi Raikkonen. The margin now lies at 23.5s . "I need to learn to drive on these soft tyres."
11:34 Raikkonen through SS18
Kimi Raikkonen completes SS18 and looks set to maintain his advantage to Henning Solberg in the fight for seventh. "Conditions are tricky, but we'll see how it goes on the Power Stage. We'll try to do something."
11:33 Meeke loses power
Kris Meeke's MINI has lost power on SS18, forcing the Northern Irishman to pull over to the side of the road. Meeke will lose fifth position to Petter Solberg.
11:31 Petter Solberg slow through SS18
Petter Solberg has completed SS18 having lost time with an overshoot. "Meeke was just on the side of the road. I went straight at a junction and lost a lot of time. It's so slippery under braking. We're going to try hard on the Power Stage."
11:28 Hirvonen completes SS18
Mikko Hirvonen has called off the fight for third position as he completes SS18. He now lies 31.0s behind Dani Sordo with just the Power Stage to run. "It's okay. We're so far behind Dani we didn't push."
11:27 Meeke stops on SS18
Kris Meeke has come to a stop on SS18 while Petter Solberg is losing time.
11:26 Sordo through SS18
Dani Sordo is well on course to score MINI's first podium as he completes SS18. "This stage was quiet and slow. It's dirty and slippery. It's a big gap to Mikko."
11:22 Loeb 4s quicker through SS18
Sebastien Loeb trims a further 4s out of the deficit to Sebastien Ogier, but with 41.8s still between them and just the Power Stage to run, the battle seems to be over. "No need to push hard now. It's drying up so it's not so tricky. We'll have to try to score three points on the Power Stage."
11:17 Ogier completes penultimate test
Rally leader Sebastien Ogier completes SS18 without drama, setting a time of 9m 35.4s.
11:12 Stage Begin - SS18 Moselwein 2 (15.12km)
Sebastien Ogier enters SS18 in his Citroen DS3 WRC.
11:07 Penutlimate stage just moments away
The final full-length stage of ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2011 will get underway in five minutes' time. Sebastien Ogier is closing in on his sixth career WRC victory.
10:57 Puncture for Latvala
Even with nothing left to fight for, Jari-Matti Latvala's misfortune persists on Rallye Deutschland as he collects a puncture on SS17.
10:55 Henning Solber, Raikkonen complete SS17
The fight for seventh is reinvigorated as Henning Solberg beats Kimi Raikkonen by 28.7s on SS17. Raikkonen's margin is slashed to 15.3s with two stages to run.
10:50 Petter Solberg closes on fourth
By bettering MINI's Kris Meeke by 1.9s on SS17, Citroen privateer Petter Solberg moves closer to securing fifth overall. 7.1s separates the pair with two stages yet to run.
10:47 Hirvonen drops 5.2s to Sordo
Ford's Mikko Hirvonen drops 5.2s in his charge for third position. With a 31.1s advantage, Dani Sordo is now just two stages away from claiming the MINI World Rally Team's first ever WRC podium.
10:45 Sordo reaches end of SS17
Dani Sordo completes SS17 in 12m 36s and looks set to increase his advantage to a chasing Mikko Hirvonen very slightly.
10:44 Loeb 15.5s faster through SS17
Sebastien Loeb completes SS17 with a time of 12m 32.1s, trimming 15.5s out of the deficit to Sebastien Ogier. "Conditions were okay. The only thing is to put a bit of pressure [on Ogier]. I am one minute behind, we don't need any team orders."
10:42 Ogier through SS17
Sebastien Ogier completes SS17 with a time of 12m 47.6s. "It's not easy. I'm taking no risks, it's very slow driving. I have a big gap. The roads are a bit more slippery."
10:32 Standing water in SS17
Following heavy rainfall, the tarmac of SS17 is made treacherous by standing water.
10:29 Stage Begin - SS17 Dhrontal 2 (20.85km)
Sebastien Ogier enters SS17, the first of three stages to bring ADAC Rallye Deutschland to a close.
10:24 Three stages separate Ogier from victory
Just three stages stand between Sebastien Ogier and his first ever tarmac win in the World Rally Championship. It'll also be the first time since the end of 2004 that Sebastien Loeb has been beaten on an all-tarmac rally. History in the making...
08:24 Lead WRC crews head for service
After the opening two stages of the final day, the lead WRC crews will now head to service before tackling this morning's stages again. They'll then head for the Power Stage to complete the rally. SS11 gets underway at 11.29am local time.
08:23 Latvala quickest through SS16
Jari-Matti Latvala sets the fastest time in SS16 despite seemingly being out of contention for championship points. He stops the clock at 9m 16.5s. "It was a good run. I pushed. I don't know if anyone else was pushing but I was. The car is fine."
08:21 Ostberg crashes in SS16
Mads Ostberg has stopped in SS16 after hitting a mud bank in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
08:20 Raikkonen and Henning Solberg through SS16
Kimi Raikkonen completes SS16 with a time of 9m 34.2s as he manages his advantage over Henning Solberg, who drops a further 17s in the battle for seventh. "The handbrake didn't work," says Solberg to explain a spin.
08:14 Petter Solberg passes Meeke
Petter Solberg overhauls Kris Meeke to lead the MINI driver by 5.2s after SS16. "There's a long way to go so I have to keep on pushing."
08:13 Meeke loses time in SS16
MINI's Kris Meeke looks set to lose fifth position to Petter Solberg having dropped time in SS16 when a pacenote error caused his MINI to leave the road. He stops the clock at 9m 43.8s, 15.3s slower than the fastest time so far.
08:10 Hirvonen 0.8s quicker than Sordo
Ford's Mikko Hirvonen cuts just 0.8s from the deficit to third-placed man Dani Sordo. "Dani responded. I was so close to going off the road. I tried, I can't really catch him."
08:09 Sordo through SS16
Dani Sordo completes SS16 at a more competitive pace, setting a time of 9m 20.4s. "It's better than the first stage. I didn't take many risks in the first stage."
08:06 Loeb 5.3s quicker in SS16
Sebastien Loeb trims a further 5.3s from the deficit to rally leader Sebastien Ogier. "Not special to do, just driving. Now it's only one minute left! I'm not concerned about the weather."
08:05 Ogier through SS16
Citroen's Sebastien Ogier completes the dry SS16 without drama, setting a time of 9m 24.8s. "No problems. I'm driving very safely, avoiding all the cuts to avoid a puncture. It's not raining."
07:56 Stage Begin - SS16 Moselwein 1 (15.12km)
Sebastien Ogier enters SS16.
07:46 Rain in SS16
With SS16 set to go live within the next 10 minutes, rain is reported to have fallen on the 15.12km Moselwein test. Most crews are running the soft tyres and will cope with the wet weather, but MINI's Kris Meeke appears to be running on the harder compound and may suffer as a result.
07:43 Latvala through SS15
Having crashed out of yesterday's competition during his charge up the field, Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala set a strong time of 12m 19.2s on this morning's opener.
07:38 Henning Solberg slows in SS15
Henning Solberg loses 19.0s in his battle with Kimi Raikkonen to trail the Finn by 25.2s. "I don't know. This is my first time on the soft tyres."
07:36 Raikkonen completes SS15
Citroen DS3 WRC driver Kimi Raikkonen reaches the end of the first stage of the day in 12m 29.9s. "It's better than yesterday and the day before. I took it quite easy. We don't have much to gain."
07:34 Petter Solberg through SS15
In his pursuit of Kris Meeke and fifth place, Petter Solberg completes SS15 1.1s quicker than the MINI driver, leaving the difference at 8.0s. "I'm very happy with my time."
07:32 Meeke through SS15
Kris Meeke collects the first puncture of the day on the rear of his MINI, although he only drops 4.7s to Mikko Hirvonen's fastest time so far. "No idea what happened. It's a lottery out there. We were on the right tyres and the splits were looking good."
07:31 Hirvonen 6.4s quicker than Sordo
Ford's Mikko Hirvonen cuts 6.4s out the deficit to Dani Sordo in third; the gap now lies at 26.7s. "It's a good start. Not really quite enough but I'll try to keep the pressure on. It's going to be difficult to rattle him."
07:29 Sordo through SS15
This-placed man Dani Sordo reaches the end of SS15. Having driven without split times to the pursuing Mikko Hirvonen, he looks set to lose a few seconds of his 33.1s advantage. "It's okay. I'm really happy with the car, the feeling is really nice. I can push a little bit more. We need to push a bit more in the next one."
07:26 Loeb faster through SS15
Sebastien Loeb trims 4.7s from team-mate Sebastien Ogier's huge rally lead. "What can I do? The gap is too [big]."
07:25 Ogier through SS15
Citroen's Sebastien Ogier reaches the end of SS15 with a time of 12m 25.5s. "There is no rain. It would be okay with the hard tyre but we started with the soft to be safe. Now we drive in the middle of the road. There is no problem."
07:13 Stage Begin - SS15 Dhrontal 1 (20.85km)
Sebastien Ogier enters SS15. This stage will be followed by the Moselwein 1 test. A service halt precedes the final three stages.
07:09 Chance of rain?
All lead WRC crews have elected to use the soft compound tyres this morning. We didn't see any rain yesterday, but a wet second stage on the first day cost the Ford runners dearly. Dark clouds loom over the opening stage this morning, so rain looks likely to be factor at some point today.
07:08 Day three gets underway in five minutes
This third and final day of ADAC Rallye Deutschland gets underway shortly with SS15, followed by four further tests including the live televised Power Stage. Citroen's Sebastien Ogier snatched the lead from series leader and team-mate Sebastien Loeb on yesterday's final stage when Loeb collected a late puncture. 1m 11.3s separates the pair now, putting Ogier in pole position for the victory.
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