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Former world champion Stig Blomqvist - permanent guest at the Eifel Rallye Festival - is well on his way to repeating his victory of 2015 at the East African Safari Classic. After halfway through the rest day in Tangier, he took the lead and is now moving away. The surprise man of the rally is the Austrian Kris Rosenberger, like Blomqvist in a Porsche 911.

The Visser family was visited today by Ursula Kleinmanns, Reinhard Klein and Otmar Anschütz. The joy was great - on both sides. The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival were particularly pleased with the couple's considerable progress towards recovery. But also the plans for the visit of the anniversary festival in July 2020 were addressed. "We invited them and would be very happy if the visit could be realized!

The date for the tenth anniversary edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is set. From July 23rd to the 25th next year, the tenth edition will take place in the Vulkaneifel centred, as usual, around the starting and finishing point of Daun. As in the previous nine years, around one hundred and sixty rally cars covering fifty years of rally history will bring the fans to the tracks of this fascinating sport over the Festival weekend.

The shakedown of this year's Eifel Rallye Festival was over before it had really started. There were some injured in an accident, the worst ones were Titia and Mets Visser from the Netherlands. Many participants, helpers, functionaries and fans asked again and again about their state of health. With the agreement of both spouses, we are giving an update today:

Bram Lambrechts, Herk-deStad, Belgien, Gilian van Harmelen, Almere, Niederlande, Andreas Dietrich, Langöns, Deutschland, Nina Müller, Düsseldorf, Christoph Schneider, Hamburg, Deutschland - these are the five photographers that have impressed our chief juror Reinhard Klein most with their particularly spectacular, atmospheric, artistic or simply inventive pictures and are thus the winners of this year's photo competition. They have 'beaten' 82 photographers from 10 different countries who have send in a total of more than 400 images.

Remaining stocks of the programme booklet for the Eifel Rallye Festival 2019 can be purchased via the Rallywebshop.

The Eifel Rallye Festival has become one of the most popular events for classic cars with some 170 cars representing six decades of rallying. The official programme contains all important information on this year’s event including detailed descriptions of all stages and spectator areas in German, English and French, all necessary maps and contains a detailed list of all the entrants with pictures of the cars.

The ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 18th/20th, 2019) had not really started before everyone involved was horrified by an accident during the shakedown. One of the first cars left the road on a straight and plunged down to the right and injured six spectators all of whom were in a designated spectator area. At the scene were two doctors and several paramedics, so that immediate help could be provided. The emergency services of the organizer and other help requested were at the scene of the accident in a few minutes.

Dear friends of the Eifel Rallye Festival,
the event will continue as planned. An update about the accident at Shakedown yesterday: The two seriously injured persons have been operated in the hospitals, their condition is stable. The four slightly injured persons were able to leave the hospital immediately after outpatient treatment.