Saturday | 23 Aug 2014

Rallye Deutschland: Update #8

Leg 2: Saturday – SS8 Peterberg 1 (11.08km)

After a new opening 3.56km section, Peterberg followed the same route as 2013. It is fast through the open sections but when it turns into the forest it becomes damper and narrower.

Peterberg was cancelled after Sébastien Ogier crashed his Volkswagen Polo R heavily into a roadside barrier 1.1km after the start.

Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia, starting first on the road after crashing out of the lead last night, were not injured but both were taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

The impact damaged the barrier which separates the stage from the motorway and the test was halted for safety reasons. It is unknown whether the barrier can be repaired to allow the stage to be run this afternoon.

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