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The ADAC Rallye Deutschland is a rally event held in Germany. The event was first held in 1982 and originally hosted by e.g. Frankfurt, Mainz and Koblenz. In 2000, the rally was relocated to the region around Trier. Previously part of the European and German championships, the event has been in the World Rally Championship calendar since the 2002 season.
The rally traditionally started with the shakedown close to the servicepark on Thursday morning, before moving to Trier for the showstart. The next three days were separated according to the three different track characteristics. Friday's leg one was held to the northeast of Trier around the Moselle in the vineyards. For afternoon and evening service the cars returned to Bostalsee before heading to Trier and parc-ferme. Saturdays' stages were held on and around the military training grounds of Baumholder, including the famous special stage "Panzerplatte". The day ended with a spectator special stage in the small town of Sankt Wendel. Leg three was held in the northern Saarland around Sankt Wendel, followed by a second pass through the spectator special stage. In the early afternoon the crews returned to Trier for the Finish ceremony.
Ott Tanak claims back-to-back World Rally Championship wins for the first time in his career to ignite his title fight with leader Thierry Neuville in second place on a dramatic final day in Germany.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver produced a near-flawless event at Rallye Deutschland, just missing out on the Power Stage victory to Sebastien Ogier by one-tenth of a second, to continue to close in on the leading championship duo. Tanak’s win, coupled with second place on the final stage, sees him move to 13 points behind defending WRC champion while cutting the gap to Neuville to 36 points who continues to lead the drivers’ standings for Hyundai.
Neuville profited from a series of high-profile retirements to jump up to second on the final day, Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi grabbing the final rostrum spot for his best career result on asphalt. Result List
Pos /Driver /Co-driver /Team /Time /
1/O. TÄNAK / M. JÄRVEOJA/TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT /3:03:36.9
2/T. NEUVILLE /N. GILSOUL/HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM /+39.2
3/E. LAPPI /J. FERM/TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT /+1:00.9
4/S. OGIER /J. INGRASSIA /M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM /+1:34.5
5/T. SUNINEN /M. MARKKULA /M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM /+2:02.9
6/A. MIKKELSEN /A. JAEGER /HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM /+2:13.8
7/C. BREEN /S. MARTIN /CITROEN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT /+2:39.1
8/M. GRIEBEL /A. RATH /MARIJAN GRIEBEL/ None /+10:41.2
9/J. KOPECKY /P. DRESLER /SKODA MOTORSPORT II /+13:12.8
1/K. ROVANPERÄ /J. HALTTUNEN /SKODA MOTORSPORT II /+13:16.6
FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers
1/Thierry NEUVILLE/ 172
2/Sébastien OGIER/ 149
3/Ott TÄNAK/ 136
4/Esapekka LAPPI/ 88
FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
1/HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WRT Hyundai /254
2/TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT Toyota /241
3/M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM Ford /224
4/CITROEN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT Citroen /159 FanartBannerPotential Filenames
WRC 2018-08-16 ADAC Rallye Deutschland.mkv
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