Just a few kilometres before the gates of Stuttgart the 7th AvD Rally Baden- Württemberg took place on last weekend (26th/27th of June 09). Sandro Wallenwein and his Austrian copilot had a perfect run with the LPG powered Subaru on this fourth out of seven events of the German Rally Series (DRS – Deutsche Rallye Serie) located in the city of Geislingen. With changing weather conditions they could go along the tempo of the top flight and fight up to the finish for a place on the winner’s stage.
Already after three of 14 special stages the duet sat down on Friday evening with the only with alternative fuel powered rallycar on the fourth whole rank. After a short night the participants were torn by a strong thunderstorm from the sleep. Long-term rain provided up to the late morning for extreme aquaplaning on the streets. Before the last special-stage the neon-yellow Subaru laid on the sensational third whole rank. Here Maik Stölzel played the achievement of his very strong Porsche 911 and went behind Rainer Noller and Ulrich Kübler (both on Mitsubishi) on the third rank on the winners-podest. Scarcely hit and still so far in front as never before the LPG-rallye-team was glad about the great order.
“We are totally happy to be on place 4 at our home-rally” the Tyczka Totalgaz Rallye Teamboss Walter Farkas said. "Sandro has proved which driving class he owns! In spite of the very difficult weather conditions he held permanently contact with our car to the leading teams. Big thanks also to the team of Wallenwein Rallye Sport which has prepared our Subaru perfectly."
Sandro Wallenwein confirmed with another good result the upward trend and said with a big smile after finished: “For every sportsman a competition in the home area is something very special. Pauli and I concerned the event highly motivated and very much intently. We have pushed from first up to the last metre very strongly and have made no mistake. In spite of the bad weather many fans found the way to the stages and in the service-area. For this a big “thank-you!” to the spectators. I only can advise to every driver a rebuilding on LPG, finally, there is the same driving fun for such half a price.”