23.07.2011 - Division winner and P20 overall at Rally Baden-Württemberg (German Championship)
At their DRM debute, the 4th round of the German Rally Championship, the ADAC Rally Baden-Württemberg, Valentin Hummel and Katja Geyer could record a sensational win in Div. 6 and a 20th place overall. In the most contested class, the Diesel division, both were able to prevail against their 13 competitors from the HJS Diesel Masters and placed the current leader Björn Mohr/Oliver Becker with 6 seconds ahead on rank 2. As guests at the service park of HJS Diesel Masters both had been looking forward to exciting duels in the diesel division and they should not be disappointed...
Although, the rally was highly turbulent due to changing weather conditions and some high-speed special stages. On Friday the weather forced the organizers to change the routing, whereupon the first SS was shortened due to the continuing rain and was driven as a sprint rather than a circuit. At the first four SSs during the first section the team shared the best times with B. Mohr / O. Becker and launched on Saturday on P18 in the overall standings to the next section, this time on rain tires.
Debute at German Championship with many spectators
On the second day it was also necessary to shorten a SS to a sprint due to the starting situation, SS8 even had to be abandoned after a car drove off the track and hit a marshals' car. As during the day the sun finally came out, they reached on the additional 10 SSs eight best times and both teams were fighting by tenths of seconds for the division win.
Drift action at SS12
To the split second they finally scored after a thrilling head-to-head race 10 best times in their division on the 14 SSs, reached the finish ramp as proud winners and ended up at P20 of 64 starters overall.
One run to the Hessian Championship and a training are now on the program, before the team will take place at the ADAC Rally Germany in mid-August at Trier. They will start there on a Citroen C2R2 during the DRM-run and currently both are stuck in busy preparations fo this new challenge, that is anticipated with joy.