Dinkel / Winklhofer lead in the first Rallye ADAC Mittelrhein match after the first leg, with local hero Marijan Griebel and leader Philip Geipel behind them.
Dominik Dinkel and Pirmin Winklhofer marked the start of the ADAC Mittelrhein Rally. The two drivers won two of the four special rounds in the Ford Fiesta Rally2 on Friday and thus lead in top-class DRM. Five seconds later he is lurking with local champion and two-time German Champion Marijan Griebel, who, along with Tobias Braun in the Citroën C3 Rally2, also finished two places as the fastest.
However, the 33-year-old is considered the most beloved on Saturday when it comes to the vineyards of the Eifel-Moselle area, as he knows the area like no other. Philip Geipel and co-driver Katrin Becker-Brugger (Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) are in close contact with the two leaders and want to have a say in Saturday’s battle for victory. Julius Tannert and Frank Christian are ten seconds behind in fourth place with a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 and need to improve if their first win of the season is sought. Björn Satorius and Hanna Ostlender are fifth in the Ford Fiesta Rally2 pilot room.
In bright sunshine and warm summers, high-class drivers were the first to set up the ADAC Mittelrhein Rally from Wittlich Market Square on Friday at 4:30 pm For the first 47 miles, the steering wheel crews did nothing, especially on the circuit. Bergweiler, which was completed twice, and was within a few seconds. The first step was equally exciting for the rally drivers in the DRM2 class. Raffael Sulzinger and driver Lisa Kiefer (Ford Fiesta Rally4) led the way in fine play and are four seconds ahead of Martin Christ and René Meier in the Opel Corsa Rally4. Behind them are Konstantin Keil and Stefanie Fritzensmeier in the Citroen DS3 R3T Max in third place, followed by Nico Knacker and Enrico Flores-Trigo in the Renault Clio Rally4 in fourth place at the same time.
Dennis Rostek is on the verge of winning the Gentleman Cup. Bückeburger once again took the lead after the first day and everything indicates that he will get a title in a new special title soon in the Skoda Fabia R5. However, counterparts Oliver Bliss and Stephan Schneeweiß are only 3.6 seconds behind, with Georg Berlandy and Peter Schaaf (Peugeot 208T 16 R5) in third place already behind by more than half a minute.
The citizens of DRM, formerly ADAC Rallye Masters, also fought fiercely in the first day of ADAC Mittelrhein Rallye. Behind the leaders Martin Schütte and Kerstin David at Mitsubishi Evo are branded counterparts Patrik Dinkel and Tamara Lutz, just three tenths of a second behind. Just behind them are Sebastian Wolf and Andreas Luther within an astonishing distance. In the DRM Classic, general leaders Andreas Dahms and Paul Schubert are set to secure another victory with their Porsche 911.
On Saturday from 8:00 am we go to the vineyards near Moselle. Eight special steps about 90 km long are in front of the drivers. Arrival at the finish line and awards ceremony is between 6 pm and 8 pm on the Wittlich market square.