Fatal accident at Rallye Deutschland during demonstration programme

The demonstration programme did not involve the World Rally Championship drivers and co-drivers. It was a special show by the organiser of this weekend's event in Germany.

The fatal accident happened the after the passage of the WRC competitors, and prior to the final stage of the day. Panzerplatte was canceled and the WRC competitors have been re-routed back to the Service Park in Trier.

The organisers of ADAC Rallye Deutschland have issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that the organiser can confirm an accident took place this afternoon at the Arena Panzerplatte involving a historic car participating in a non-competitive demonstration programme.

The car, driven by a Dutch pairing, left the route near the Gina crest. The emergency services were on the scene immediately to assist but despite their best efforts the injuries sustained by both the driver and passenger proved fatal. No one else was involved in the incident.

Everyone associated with the event extends their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, friends and individuals who are being touched by today’s terrible tragedy.

The second passage of Arena Panzerplatte has been cancelled and the competition cars have been re-routed back to the Service Park in Trier.

The rally will continue on Sunday according to its itinerary.”

All involved with wrc.com wish to add our own condolences.


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Tags adac, arena panzerplatte, demonstration, dutchmen, event organiser, fatalities, historic car, non-competitive, rallye deutschland, statement, wrc