Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

WRC Rallye Deutschland in Trier, Germany with Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Deutschland is the ultimate Rallye Highlight in Germany. Rallye Cars blasting through vineyards, People cheering up and common ‘ooohhh‘ when a Driver leaves the road with a wheel or two. Rallye is real Sport, Motor Sport. The Cars are based on regular Cars, such as the Polo WRC Rallye Car is based on the Volkswagen Polo. The World Rallye Championship, short WRC, travels all over the World to drive on diverse public Roads. While the Winter Rallies in Scandinavia are driven on Snow with Spike Tires, in southern hemispheres they have to cope with the Heat in the summer months. Nevertheless, the Rallye Cars are usually blasting through tight roads and even tighter corners. After seeing picturesque Scenes of the Cars doing Hill Sprints up the Vineyard Hills last year on television I was hooked, just check out this scene. Besides long distance Races such as Le Mans, Rallye is one of the few Events with a, still, real Motorsport Feeling, in my opinion.

The Base of Rallye Deutschland was in Trier in Germany, close to the Border to Luxembourg. As the Stages are up to 40km long, and there are plenty over the weekend, they are situated all around Trier. Spectators can pay Tickets for all Stages and the Media Park where all the Hospitalities and Workshops are, or for single ones only. I was invited by Volkswagen Motorsport to join them for the weekend, luckily I was able to visit several stages and also to access their areas. Watching the mechanics from very close, sharing the same buffet as the drivers and cheering for the Win of Sebastién Ogier next to his wife. Incredible Privileges that I really enjoyed so much. It also gave me a deeper look into all that is happening behind the Scenes. All the logistics, and regulations. On European mainland the Crew of three Polo WRC Cars travels with 10 big Trucks. Equipment, Offices, Kitchen and so much more. For the Races overseas, like in Argentina or Australia, they ship all their duplicate stuff in just a few Overseas Containers and the Cars are flown in separately right in time for the Rallye Weekend.

Surrounded by hundred other spectators I had the most emotions. Men, old and young, families with small children up to elderly people, everyone was following the same passion. And even though everyone had his own favorite Team or Driver the whole Event was visited by happy and friendly people. It was such a pleasure to finally experience this weekend at Rallye Deutschland it was definitely not my last one. WRC, I’ll be back!
During the Rallye Weekend I stayed at Park Hotel Trier.

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
inside the Volkswagen Motorsport Box during Service
Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Rallye Driver Helmet
Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
WD40 and Duct Tape, this solves everything 😉

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
dozens of Tires are used per Car per Rallye Weekend

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Public Viewing Areas at Rallye Germany 2016 in Trier
Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC
Andreas Mikkelsen Interview after Rallye Germany 2016
Andreas Mikkelsen Interview after Rallye Germany 2016

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Time for Interviews at Media Park
Sebastién Ogier Interview after Rallye Germany 2016
Sebastién Ogier Interview after Rallye Germany 2016

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
such a cool umbrella

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Ogier drifting into Volkswagen Motorsport service park
Ogier drifting into Volkswagen Motorsport service park
for the drivers there is always time for photos with fans
for the drivers there is always time for photos with fans

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

having lunch and dinner together with the Volkswagen Motorsport Team (mechanics, drivers, engineers,...)
having lunch and dinner together with the Volkswagen Motorsport Team (mechanics, drivers, engineers,…)

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Volkswagen Polo R WRC on Track
Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Beautiful Vineyards

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport
Celebrating another Win in the Box

Rallye Germany 2016 Volkswagen Motorsport

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