Team competing in the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup will be presented with an extra difficult task this weekend as the series heads to Germany for the 20-stage, 1,285 kilometer (798 mile) ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Opel says its drivers “face a strenuous and exciting week,” preparing for the rally, which will kick off at the Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany this Friday.
The first day of racing will include eight special rally stages, followed by an additional twelve special stages to be run from early Saturday morning to mid-day Sunday. The different stages will follow demanding asphalt roads through Germany’s Moselle region, before diving into the Baumholder military range and the 45 kilometer Panzerplatte Long stage. Prior to the long stage, competitors will also race three 2.9-kilometer sprints at the Arena Panzerplatte circuit track.
Opel says full points and full prize money will be awarded to its Opel Rallye Cup teams for both legs of the rally. Swede Emil Bergkvist has already won the series’ drivers’ championship, however the racer’s teammate Marijan Griebel will be gunning for points as he looks to take second in the FIA ERC Junior season-finale in Czech Republic later this month.