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Rallyewelt trauert um Björn Waldegard

Seit Freitag, den 29. August, ist die Rallyewelt um einen seiner ganz Großen ärmer geworden. Björn Waldegard verstarb viel zu früh an seinem Krebsleiden. Er wollte noch zum diesjährigen Eifel Rallye Festival kommen, rief aber eine Woche vorher an und entschuldigte sich. Er habe zu starke Schmerzen im Rücken und müsse ins Krankenhaus, um wohl etwas an der Bandscheibe gemacht zu bekommen. Verstehen  könne er das nicht, was auch für ihn bei dem Beruf überraschend war, hatte er doch noch nie Rückenprobleme gehabt.

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Photographic Competition – The winners are selected

Great action shots, wonderful atmospheric pictures as well as eccentric „Photo Art“ images, during the photographic competition held in conjunction with the 2014 Eifel Rallye Festival the spectators of the event once again showed their remarkable skills behind the camera. Reinhard Klein, the famous WRC photographer and head judge of the competition, was really thrilled when going through the pictures: “It seems as if we do not only attract extraordinarily good cars and drivers but also very good ‘amateur’ photographers.

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Spectator Voting 2014 - The winners

The organising team of the Eifel Rallye Festival would like to thank all participants in the spectator voting of the Eifel Rallye Festival and we send our congratulations to the winners. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and wish you a lot of fun with the prizes.

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Spectator Voting – Victory for the Lancia Stratos

In the 1970s, the Lancia Stratos changed the face of rallying. It was the first purpose-built rally car ever built - and it is still successful. The fans of the Eifel Rallye Festival just voted it as the greatest car of the 2014 event. First place went to the 1974 Alitalia car of Fred Walter/Klaus Hucke (start number 61). Runner up was a vehicle that can hardly be more different than the Stratos. This was the Opel Commodore GS/E driven by Andreas Kramer/Thomas Kalbitzer (No. 23).

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Vote now: The spectator voting via smartphone app has started today

Wanted! The greatest car of the 2014 Eifel Rallye Festival. From now on, fans can turn their favourite car into the winner of the event. All they have to do is to download the free Eifel Rallye Festival app and vote for their favourite car or cars on the basis of stars. The vote closes on July 26th at 17.00h.

The vote is not only worthwhile for the drivers of the greatest cars - the top three will be awarded with trophies during prize-giving - it can also pay off for those you make the votes. All participants will be included in a raffle for the attractive prizes including a Meet & Greet with one of the VIP drivers during the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival.

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Safety first

For 2014, the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival are going striking into a new direction in terms of the safety of the cars and drivers. The scrutineering do not only check the safety equipment of the cars including roll cage, seat belts, seats and fire extinguishers but also the personal safety equipment of the crews. "All drivers and co-drivers taking part in the Festival have to wear FIA homologated fire-proof gear from head to toe", explains Hubert Böffgen, Clerk of the Course of the Eifel Rallye Festival. "This comprises helmet, balaclava, overall, underwear as well as socks, shoes and gloves for the driver." Driver and co-driver are requested to wear a helmet which has a current FIA or DMSB homologation during shakedown and on the demonstration stages. Helmets according to ECE standard are not allowed.

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 30.08.2014 19:38