For the first time a car powered with LPG starts with the number 1 at a international rally in Germany. At the 3rd run to the ADAC Rallye Masters Sandro Wallenwein and Pauli Zeitlhofer lead the strong field with more than 100 participants. ADAC Mobile Pegasus Rallye Sulinger Land enjoys at home and abroad an excellent name what gives a lot of guest starters from Holland year after year to the organizers.
„I proceed in absolute new territory, however, I had this this year already once. At that time it worked rather well …“, remembers Sandro Wallenwein. The 34-year-old forwarding agent starts this year with a actual prodrive Subaru Impreza N14 in the German Rally Championship. The acting German vice master lies topically once more on the second mastery rank, only few counters behind Oelsnitzer Peter Corazza on Mitsubishi Lancer. We may be curious as he masters the change on the LPG powered Subaru.
„The competition is very strong. Beside Jan Becker, Klaus Osterhaus (both Mitsubishi) and Carsten Alexy (Audi) the young local matador Christian Riedemann (Citroen C2R2) is very strong to estimate. Besides them there are foreign participants like Jan Nijhoff or Denis Kuiper in Porsche 911 GT3 just to call two. The special stages at morning on the IVG area should be very difficult. During the past years here felt often an preliminary decision. We try to keep away from the high curbs and try to finish the rally possibly under the top 5“, says Sandro.
Just such kerbs became to his younger brother Mark just 2 weeks ago the disaster. In the prelude special stage to the ADAC Rallye Erzgebirge he caught to himself in the intensive contact immediately two flat tyres. Due to safety reasons the team decided not to start at the next morning. It was necessary to examine the axes on secondary damages …
The ADAC Rallye Sulinger Land has a whole distance of approx. 340 kilometres. In it is included 15 special stages with a distance of 143.2 kilometres on best time. The rally begins on Saturday morning with a ramp start at 8:30 hrs. and finishing of the first car is planned at 19:41 hrs. Shortly before, a special highlight stands on the program with the