Rally Germany is one of the events with a remarkable history in the WRC. After being part of the ERC calendar in the 80s and 90s, the German appointment made the leap to the World Cup in 2002. Since then and with the exception of 2009, a season in which it was not held, Rally Germany has been a fixture in the WRC. The diversity of surfaces offered by the German test by using the roads between the vineyards of the Moselle Valley and the military tracks of the Baumholder military base gave him a special character to this asphalt test.
All in all, the Rally Germany is going through a critical moment, as ADAC cannot guarantee the financial support necessary to organize a valid event for the WRC. If the promoter of the test was already experiencing a critical situation, the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out any attempt to keep the test alive, either in its current location or in a new setting. The cancellation of the 2019 edition due to coronavirus restrictions and its absence from the 2020 calendar due to the rotation model does not leave much room for maneuver either.
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Although at times there was talk of the search for a new venue for the rally, with the consequent change of philosophy in its sections, the truth is that the return of Germany to the WRC seems to be increasingly far. ADAC cannot cover the costs of a test that has an organizational cost of about 3 million euros. The automobile association has had to give up supporting the test Held in the Saarland region, which in turn represents a severe setback for this area of Germany as the event generated revenues of close to 25 million euros for the region.