After the first three rounds of the season were contested on gravel, the Junior WRC crews and teams head to the fourth round of the 2016 Junior WRC season on the tarmac of Rallye Deutschland.
Norway’s Ole Christian Veiby heads into Germany on the back of winning in Rally Finland is now 18 points behind Junior WRC Championship Leader Simone Tempestini coming into the rally.
France’s Vincent Dubert is third in the Championship Standings, coming off the back of three top-five finishes in the first three rounds of the 2016 Junior WRC season.
His fellow countryman Terry Folb is fourth in the standings after having a non-finish last time out in Rally Finland, but will be in familiar surroundings on the tarmac stages of Rallye Deutschland as is Romain Martel in fifth place.
While Slovenia’s Martin Koci is sixth, but has experience on his side since he finished fourth at this rally in 2014. Mohamed Al Mutawaa, Jusso Nordgren, Lukasz Pieniazek and Frederic Hauswald complete the top 10 for the Junior WRC Championship Standings coming into Rallye Deutschland next weekend.
In WRC2, no fewer than five Citroën DS 3 R5’s will be competing in a 20-strong field for Rallye Deutschland. Jourdan Serderidis and Pierre-Louis Loubet will be competing in the 2014 version of the DS 3 R5, while Quentin Gilbert, Yoann Bonato and Emil Bergkvist will compete in upgraded DS 3 R5’s.
The 2016 Junior WRC season continues at Rallye Deutschland in Trier, South West Germany on the 18 – 21 August 2016.