18.08.14

ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Preview

ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, marks a return to sealed surface competition.

This is the first true asphalt round of the series and is characterised by three distinct surfaces which give it the label of ‘three rallies in one’ and the uncertainty of the weather, potentially a deciding factor for success. 

Based in the Roman city of Trier, Rallye Deutschland is a magnet for thousands of fans from across Europe and in addition to the World Rally Championship contenders, spectators will be treated to fast and furious competition through the field from the FIA WRC 2 and FIA Junior WRC crews too.

While all the crews will be vying for honours, Volkswagen Motorsport – on home soil – has the potential to clinch a Championship title. If the team manages to defend a 172 point lead, the Manufacturers’ Championship title will remain with the Wolfsburg-based outfit for the second consecutive year.


ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND – ROUTE GRAPHICS
 
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THE 2014 ROUTE

In general, the 2014 Rallye Deutschland route will be familiar to the crews although a number of stages are run in the opposite direction or have minor modifications. New this year, however, is the 16.40 kilometre Waxweiler stage, and the famous Panzerplatte stage has considerable modifications. 

The closing 19.27 kilometre Power Stage – Grafschaft – will be broadcast live on Sunday.

RALLY DATA

Total distance:
Stage distance:
Number of stages:

1,305.79 km
326.02 km (24.97%)
18

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

The Accreditation Centre is located at Messepark Trier, In den Moselauen 1, D-54294 Trier. The opening hours are:

Tuesday 19 August
Wednesday 20 August
Thursday 21 August
Friday 22 August
 

14:00 – 18:00 hrs 
08:00 – 20:00 hrs
08:00 – 18:00 hrs
07:30 – 14:00 hrs

ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND TIMETABLE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES ORGANISED BY THE FIA

Wednesday 20 August
Mandatory rally by rally photographers briefing, Photographers’ Room

Thursday 21 August
Shakedown (P1 & P2 drivers)
Shakedown (P1, P2 and P3)
Shakedown (non-priority drivers)
FIA Press Conference, Media Centre
Autograph session, P1 drivers and co-drivers, Porta Nigra
Ceremonial start, Porta Nigra

Friday 22 August
First car arrives for mid-day service and Media Zone
First car arrives for final service and Media Zone
End of day ‘Meet the Crews’, WRC Stage, Service Park

Saturday 23 August
First car arrives for mid-day service and Media Zone
First car arrives for final service and Media Zone
End of day ‘Meet the Crews’, WRC Stage, Service Park

Sunday 24 August
First car arrives for mid-day service and Media Zone
First car arrives for final service and Media Zone
Prize-Giving and podium ceremony
FIA Press Conference, Media Centre


17:15 hrs


09:30-11:00 hrs
11:00-13:00 hrs
13:30-15:30 hrs
13:30 hrs
19:00-19:30 hrs
20:30 hrs


12:34 hrs
18:38 hrs
During the 45' service


13:15 hrs
19:29 hrs
During the 45’ service


09:19 hrs
13:23 hrs
14:30 hrs
15:30 hrs

FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Thursday 21 August







Sunday 24 August

Christian Riedemann, FIA Junior WRC Championship
Mohammed Al Mutawaa, FIA Junior WRC Championship
Martin McCormack, FIA WRC 2 Championship
Armin Kremer, FIA WRC 2 Championship
Jari-Matti Latvala, Volkswagen Motorsport
Kris Meeke, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Dani Sordo, Hyundai Motorsport

Winning FIA Junior WRC Championship crew
Winning FIA WRC 2 Championship crew
Top three crews in the overall classification
Representative of the winning entrant

ADDITIONAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES 

‘Meet the Crews’: On Friday and Saturday the top three drivers will attend a ‘Meet the Crews’ session for media and fans. This will take place on the WRC Stage in the service park at the earliest opportunity during the 45’ service.

Autograph Signing Session: On Friday and Saturday selected crews will be available for a 15 minute autograph session. This will take place in the service park during the end of day service at the teams’ service areas.

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the WRC Championships can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-rally-championship/2014/classifications

STAGE CHART

Shortly after the finish of the event, a downloadable stage chart showing the progressive positions of the leading crews during the rally will be available. This is copyright free for editorial purposes and available at the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-rally-championship/2014/rallye-deutschland-stage-chart