Eifel Rally 2022 a great success!


A great atmosphere in Daun!After an involuntary break of two years, everyone was endlich back: the participants, the organisers, the many helpers and the numerous fans. Only the Eifel weather turned a new page, as if it wanted to compensate everyone for the missing years The tenth edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival passed without any rain at all. There were high spirits among all participants as finally they could celebrate the anniversary Festival together. The rolling rally museum once again became an international class reunion of the entire rally scene. It was impressive to see. The spectator car parks at the stages and in Daun were virtually bursting at the seams, the Rally Mile was jam-packed over the entire weekend and, at the autograph session, shortly before its official end, the fans were still queuing in a line that was well over one hundred yards long.

Eifel Rallye 2022, Shakedown. Shot by Sam Tickell for www.racerviews.com

“Even after a two-year break, the necessary ‘cogs’ all meshed successfully again straight away,” said a delighted manager, Otmar Anschütz, from the organising MSC Daun. “The cooperation with the licensing authorities, the municipalities, the village communities with their fire brigades and clubs, the ambulance services, the supporting motorsport clubs and last but not least the approximately eight hundred helpers on the festival weekend – it all worked perfectly. What made me particularly happy was that everyone had a smile on their face. In addition, the field of participants was of a truly high quality and variety – I could not have wished for it to have been better even in my dreams.”
Reinhard Klein from Cologne, who is the man responsible for putting together the starting field, also drew a positive conclusion: “With this Festival, we want to give the history of rallying a home – and over the last ten events we have succeeded more and more in doing so. Over the years, and this is also confirmed by our participants, the quality of the vehicles has also become better and better.” The starting field of the maximum possible one hundred and fifty-five cars comprising originals and faithful replicas of the old rally cars thus forming a perfect cross-section of more than fifty years of the history of this spectacular sport. The fans were able to enjoy a comprehensive documentation of vehicles from five decades on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the World Rally Championship. The palette ranged from DAF 66, Ford Escort RS1600, the most diverse Opel models or the early Toyota Corolla to the Group B bolides so popular with the fans. For the finale, the WRC cars of the recent past also drove