ADAC Rallye Deutschland
|ADAC Rallye Deutschland|
- Viewed as the most difficult of the end-of-season asphalt encounters.
- Working efficiently with safety note crews, who drive the stages ahead of competitors to provide up-to-date information about road conditions.
- Unpredictable weather makes tyre choice tricky.
- Avoiding Baumholder’s hinkelsteins on roads that can be dusty and slippery in the dry and treacherous in the wet.
- Vineyard roads that snake through the terraced Mosel landscape are hard on brakes.
- Asphalt suspension – low settings which provide stability and improved balance.
- Different road characteristics in the same group of stages mean set-up is often a compromise.
- Hard compound rubber available for hot and dry conditions, with soft option for wet or cold weather.
- First held in 1982, the rally was part of the European Championship.
- It relocated to Trier in 2000 and joined WRC in 2002.
- Citroën won every Rallye Deutschland since it entered WRC until 2014. Sébastien Loeb took nine victories, with one each for Sébastien Ogier and Dani Sordo until Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville topped the podium in 2014.