German rally elite in mid-June on the Moselle / DRM

German rally elite in mid-June on the Moselle / DRM

Exciting motorcycling against the picturesque landscape of vineyards is what the third edition of the ADAC Middle Rhine Rally promises, which will start as the fourth round of the German Rally Championship (DRM) in Föhren near Trier.

Unlike last year, the conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday (June 15/16), and preparations are in full swing with the ADAC Mittelrhein organizing team.

“We are very happy that the elite of the German rally is visiting us again in Rhineland-Palatinate this year. The heart of our rally, the special stage in the beautiful vineyards, is a special feature that makes our event unique. As in previous years, we expect almost guests 3,000 again,” says Jörg Hennig, Sports Director at ADAC Mittelrhein.

A total of five special stages are scheduled over two days, each of which will be run twice. These are the tests to finish.

Special events take place in the Eifel and on both sides of the Moselle. In this sense, the organizational team of ADAC Mittelrhein is planning to activate sections of the route from the former ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The routes lead, among others, through the communities of Burgen, Gornhausen, Piesport, Rivenich, Salmtal and Veldenz.

Whether testing in narrow, hilly vineyards or on hard and fast asphalt roads – about 130 kilometers of competition demand a lot from the drivers and at the same time offer fans of rally motorsport exciting and open exchange of applause.

Home game for defending champion Marijan Griebel

The favorites for the ADAC Middle Rhine Rally include the reigning DRM champion and local hero Marijan Griebel from Hahnweiler, who wants to win the German Rally Championship for the fourth time this year with his co-driver Tobias Braun. His biggest competitor is Julius Tannert from Zwickau, who is also racing in the Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 with co-driver Pirmin Winklhofer.

Tannert and Christian won their home race at the start of the season on March 16, ADAC’s 59th Rallye Erzgebirge in Stollberg. Marijan Griebel and co-driver Tobias Braun were able to tackle them at the start, but had no chance afterwards. The third edition of the ADAC Middle Rhine Rally promises an exciting championship battle in the Eifel-Moselle region.

Historical motorsport feels at the Youngtimer Rallye Trophy

The ADAC Mittelrhein Rally is not only about rallying, but also about a trip back to the racing era of the 70s and 80s, which makes the Youngtimer Rallye Trophy look as exotic as possible.

Even after 30 years, the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of the Youngtimer Rallye Trophy has not yet broken. Here, fans enjoy a unique range of motorsports from the 70s and 80s with many classic rally cars: from Simca Rallye 2 to Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9, Opel Kadett GT/E and Ford Escort RS 2000 to Alfa Romeo Alfa 33 1.7 16V. The team of Georg Berlandy and Tina Annemüller won the opening race in Kempenich on March 3 in a BMW M3 E30. Rally enthusiasts also have a lot to offer here.

“My thanks go to the many supporters, authorities and municipalities as well as our partners and sponsors, whose dedication and tireless support make possible the implementation of this unique motorsport event. “Your dedication is the foundation of the success of the ADAC Middle Rhine Rally,” insists Hennig.

All further information is available at Specific schedules will also be posted here before the event begins. (ADAC Middle Rhine)