Ride-along with Harri Toivonen in the Skoda Fabia Rallye2 Evo Group Rally2

Bid for a ride with Harri Toivonen in the Skoda Fabia Rallye2 Evo Gruppe Rally2 during the Shakedown at the Eifel Rallye Festival 2023.

The shakedown ride will take place on Thursday, 27.07.2023, between 3 and 7 p.m. and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on eBay. The profit will be donated to a good cause, "nestwärme e.V. Deutschland" in Trier (

The auction starts on 15.07.2023 at 18.00 and ends on 20.07.2023 at 18.00.
Link to the auction (from 15.07.2023, 18.00 hrs):

The highest bidder will be informed by the responsible persons of the Eifel Rally Festival about the acceptance of the bid and the procedure during the shakedown.

The co-driver is obliged to wear a helmet and clothing that comply with the current FIA or DMSB standard during the shakedown. Both will be provided by the organiser of the Eifel Rally Festival. In addition, the co-driver must complete and sign a liability waiver before the ride. In the case of minors, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

A prerequisite for the passenger ride is that the passenger can properly sit in the passenger seat and wear a seat belt.

Harri Toivonen

Harri Toivonen is the son of Pauli Toivonen, whose top performances were winning the 1966 Rally Monte-Carlo and the 1968 European Rally Championship. He is also the brother of Henri, who was killed in a Lancia Delta S4 in Corsica in 1986. Besides rallying Harri drove for many years Group C sport car and took part five time in the Le Mans 24 hour race. His starts at the 2014 Eifel Rally Festival in the MG Metro 6R4, with which he achieved his best WRC result with eighth place at the home round in Finland in 1986, and last year, when he drove a Lancia Delta S4 like his brother in the 1986 WRC season, both ended quickly after technical problems with the rally oldies. This year, he wants to experience more driving fun on the demonstration tracks in the Eifel. That's why he choose a modern Škoda Fabia R5 of the Italian Pirelli team.