The WRC returns to asphalt and what should be cause for celebration has turned into one of the lists of enrolled poorest of the season. Well it is true that the Rally of Germany will count with the participation of ninety crews, a number not inconsiderable, but everything changes if we look at the payroll World Rally Car. On the flights German military there will be only 12 World Rally Car. For this reason, the 23 enrolled in the category WRC2 will have a greater role, while the pilots of the JWRC and the Drive DMACK will continue with their usual battle, now on the black tar.
Within the discrete list of World Rally Car, Volkswagen and Hyundai do not vary your bet. Three will be the Polo R WRC present in the asphalt German with Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen at the wheel, being the great goal for all of them to get the victory in the home race for Volkswagen Motorsport. For its part, Hyundai will also bring three i20 WRC. In the first team training Korean will be Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo after overcoming this last injury sustained in the pre-test in the Rally of Finland. Hayden Paddon pilots the third unit of the computer.
The Ford Fiesta RS WRC once again become the most any time that five units will compete in the Rally of Germany. The two-Party M-Sport driven by Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli joins the usual drive sponsored by the team to Lorenzo Bertelli and the Fiesta RS WRC DMACK piloted by the revalued Ott Tanak. The fifth contention is the private drive of Oleksii Tamrazov. For his part, only a Citroën DS3 WRC will compete in the Germany. With the change of plans, Citroen Racing, Kris Meeke will come to China while Stéphane Lefebvre will be able to do it on the asphalt German.
The category WRC2 returns to be territory dominated by the Skoda
Fabia R5. With the model of Czech, we find Armin Kremer, Esapekka
Lappi, Max Rendina, Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Jan Kopecký, Julien Maurin,
Ghislain De Mevius, Fabian Kreim and a pequela wave of young riders
Dutch. As discrete alternatives appear Quentin Giordano with
his Peugeot 208 T16 and Quentin Gilbert with the Citroën DS3 R5. After not
compete in Estonia and Finland in order to develop their vehicle, it is assumed that
José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suarez return at the wheel of his
improved 208 T16 R5.
In the Junior WRC, there are no large developments
so everything points to a closed fight between Simone Tempestini,
Martin Koci and Ole Christian Veiby, although the asphalt can lead to
changes among the favorites. Something similar happens among the eight
participants of the Drive DMACK. Finally, it should be noted that Teemu
Suninen and Pontus Tidemand, competing with their Fabia R5 with no points in the
category WRC2, whereas the little brother of Thierry Neuville as
done with a Fabia S2000. They will also track the three Opel Adam R2
the Junior Team of the brand and as a note exotic the new Toyota GT86
CS-R3 with Hermann Gassner Jr. at the helm.