The next leg of the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup will be the ADAC Rallye Deutschland beginning on August 21. The event will bring a new dimension of racing for many of the competitors in the Rallye cup, as it is also part of the FIA World Rally Championship.
The Rallye Deutschland will be based at Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany instead of last year’s location in Cologne. The event kicks off on Monday with pre-event reconnaissance runs in order to develop pace notes. The race will then begin at rallye’s service park as competitors race through the first of 18 stages in the race.
The three-day event will take competitors along “idyllic yet challenging asphalt tracks, ” Opel says, through the Moselle region of Germany. It covers a total of 1,227 km (762 miles), which is nearly three times the length of normal round in the ADAC Rallye Masters series. The race will also include 326 km total of timed stages.
Opel will have their eyes on the two Adam R2 vehicles fielded by the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team. In the hands of Marijan Griebel and Fabian Kreim, the Adam R2 has racked up 14 wins in 19 starts in rallies all over Europe this year. Despite his success, Kreim says the pair aren’t being overly confident.
“We feel at home in our ADAM R2, but we’re not going to let ourselves go crazy. The top priority is to cross the finish line, and we’ll see how all the rest goes,” Kreim said.