Rally Germany to remain on WRC schedule until 2020

Rally Germany organisers have announced that the event's future on the WRC calendar has been secured until at least 2020.

First held in 1982, the rally became a WRC event in 2002 and has only been absent from the schedule once since then - in 2009.

The pairing of Sebastien Loeb and Citroen were a dominant force in Germany in the past, the Frenchman winning nine out of 10 times between 2002 and 2012.

Sebastien Ogier triumphed in the most recent edition of the rally in 2015, becoming the second multiple-time winner of the WRC event.

This year, Rally Germany will serve as the first of three full-tarmac rounds of the calendar, followed by the new rally in China and France.

"We will obviously continue to work within the existing framework as much as possible and add to it with our rally experts," said Karl-Heinz Finkler, chairman of ADAC Saarland and organizer of the rally.  

"We aim to make the ADAC Rallye Deutschland more compact without losing any of its unique character.

"We are particularly keen on safety and spectator routing and are especially pleased that the Saarland state government has promised full support with organisational matters."

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