Rally Germany set for move south east
Rally Germany is set to move from its Trier base for the first time in its 14-year World Rally Championship history later this year.
The organisation of the event will be taken over by a different region of the ADAC, the governing body of motorsport in Germany. ADAC Saarland not ADAC Mittelrhein will run it from next season, most likely meaning a shift to St Wendel, Saarland’s capital which is south-east of Trier.
The ADAC has confirmed the Saarland move, with the regional backing confirming the event for four years.
“I am pleased we secured the event’s future until 2020,” said ADAC sport president Hermann Tomczyk. “Over the coming months, ADAC Saarland will have the task of putting the finishing touches to its sustainable concept intended to maintain the characteristics of Rally Deutschland.”
While the host town will move, the vineyard and military roads, as well as the Saarland country lanes, will remain unchanged.