18.06.2011 - Second win in a row and P15 overall at 4th run of Rally Masters in Stemwede
At the 41th ADAC Rallye Stemweder Berg Valentin Hummel and Katja Geyer had the luck on their side and scored confidently their second win in a row in division 7. They diligently refined the BMW the weeks before and the team had already a good feeling at the start. With new racing brake pads and a refined chassis, the team had this time good conditions to really attack in the race.
Preparations of a co-pilot
11 varied special stages were on the program that offered at the second passing due to the changing weather conditions a real challenge. Rain and moisture, alternating with sunshine, changed constantly the track conditions. Slippery long passages through wooded areas and tight deeply cut corners demanded skill and good reflexes by the drivers.
While the team had already started with semi-slicks, the decision was made despite the temporary rain to drive with semi-slicks from start to finish - and both stroke it lucky, as the wheater was keeping up just until the end of the last special stage. The tire damage that occurred at SS7 could also be solved during the road section and not at cost of valuable time. At the start-finish SS5 the team could even achieve a 11th place in the overall results!
Besides the weather also the technics gave many of the 58 started teams a hard time at this weekend and there had rarely been so many drop outs - only 32 teams could reach the finish ramp in the pouring rain. Without major problems also our team ended up a successful rally with an excellent 15th place overall, right ahead the both current leaders of the ADAC Junior Cup. With a second win in a row in their division they received further points to assert their third rank in the Junior Cup standings.
Keep it up!