Eifel Rallye Festival celebrates 40 years of the WRC

| 16 Jan 2013

More than 160 cars and 40,000 spectators will mark the 40th anniversary of the World Rally Championship at this year’s Eifel Rallye Festival from 25-27 July.

Event patron Walter Röhrl – himself a two-time WRC champion – will lead the celebrations. Paying particular attention to the fascinating machines of Group B and Group 4, organisers hope to beat the record set last year when 31 marques and 76 models participated.

While not displayed on the town’s streets, the cars will provide explosive action on the event’s mostly tarmac stages.

Highlights come in the form of a night run, the gravel BOSCH Super Stage and the opening-day shakedown where the public can ride shotgun in the cars.

Rally-related activates will be on offer throughout the surrounding Vulkaneifel region, including film showings and autograph sessions.

Event organiser – Röhrl’s former co-driver – Christian Geistdörfer said: “Walter and I are really looking forward to the 2013 Eifel Rallye Festival. This is an event that is truly dedicated to the participants and rally fans. Be assured that we will do everything possible to make it even more spectacular in 2013.”

Find out more on the event’s website.