D his man is a phenomenon. This year no other participant rides as consistently as he does in the 17 special stages and three secret special stages. On the third stage 'Nordeifel' over around 270 kilometers, he and co-driver Thomas Darchinger recorded only 57 penalty points on an Opel Commodore B GS from 1972 and only 237 penalty points on all three days. With a total of 20 special stages, this means an average deviation of less than twelve hundredths per special stage.
In second place are Schorsch Memminger and Christoph Wellmann in the 1971 VW 1302 S with 561 penalty points. The father-son team Arne and Patrick Stumpp in the BMW 2002 Turbo from 1975 complete the podium. There are 623 penalty points on her account. You also get the award for the best private driver.
Winner of the hourglass class and class winner
Memminger /Wellmann win the hourglass class. In this class, in which only mechanical stopwatches may be used, two Czech teams follow on the positions: Albert and Stepan Pance in a 1962 Jaguar E-Type with 758 points ahead of Petr and Tomas Fiala in a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2.
The Eifel Classic 2011 featured classics from the years 1919 to 1991, which were divided into six classes. Class 1 for vehicles up to 1930 was won by Christian Bender and Friedhelm Hoechst in the Bentley Le Mans Tourer from 1929 (1,566 penalty points). Class 2 includes all pre-war vehicles built between 1930 and 1946. Jochen Leßmann and Thomas Tschentscher win the Riley TT-Sprite Special with 5.5,817 points. In class 3 for vehicles from 1947 to 1961, Rudolf and Stefanie Grotefels prevailed in their Jaguar XK 120 OTS with 832 penalty points.
Albert and Stepan Pance win with their Jaguar E-Type from 1962 in class 4 for vehicles from 1962 to 1969 (758 points), the overall winners Hanns-Werner Wirth and Thomas Darchinger are also winners in their class 5 , in which classics start from 1970 to 1976. The 'Youngtimer Class' 6 for cars from 1977 to 1991 was won by Klaus and Ute Schepper in the 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo (666 points).
The special stage results of the third stage
SS 14 A /B /C -' Nürburg - GP route '
This is already evident on the first SS of the' Nordschleife 'stage laterOverall result: Wirth /Darchinger collect only ten penalty points in the special stage on the Grand Prix track. Here three laps have to be driven one after the other in exactly 240 seconds. Hans and Gabriele Brückmann achieved the second best in a Porsche 911 S from 1974 (23 penalty points). Third place was occupied by Thomas Eder and Alexander Haase in their 1962 Porsche 356 Super 90 with 26 penalty points.
SS 15 A /B - ' Mechernich '
The second special stage of the day is a double one in a row. Klaus and Ute Schepper are in the lead here with six points. Hans and Gabriele Brückmann landed ten penalty points ahead of Ulrich Maas and Werner Bleesen in the Jaguar XK 120 C-Type from 1953 (13 points).
SS 16 - 'Nideggen'
Here in Nideggen, 50 meters had to be driven in nine seconds. Five teams mastered this task with a deviation of one hundredth of a second, so the year of construction decided the places. The Fiala team in the 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2 is in first place ahead of Dieter and Reinhild Klingenberg in the 1968 Aston Martin DB 6 Volante and Wolfgang Rosenkranz /Claudia Schwenzer in the VW Porsche 914/4 from 1975.
SS 17 - 'Blankenheim'
Also in the next SS, the first three teams are at the front with one penalty point each. Alexander and Jakob Krahé land with their 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Coupé ahead of Konrad Klimek and Andreas Schneider in the 1971 Audi Coupé S and Jörg Wieneke and Joachim Raczek in the 1976 Porsche Carrera 3.0.
SS 18 A /B -' Reetz '
How they started the day, Hanns-Werner Wirth and Thomas Darchinger also finish it - as winners of the last special stage in Reetz . With three penalty points you decide the double special stage with a common start and two goals for yourself. This is followed by Jürgen Hensing /Horst Brühmann in the Triumph TR 6 PI from 1971 (four penalty points) and Bernhard von Boeltzig /Peter Schell in the 1962 Jaguar E-Type (eight penalty points).
Secret special stage: SS G3
On the third day, too, the participants had to switch quickly when a secret special stage followed a regular special stage. Joachim Winkelhock and Katrin Obry reacted fastest and zero in their Opel Ascona A from 1974. With one penalty point, Jürgen Hensing and Horst Brühmann landed in second place ahead of Sven-Oliver Kühn and Tobias Twele in the VW Fridolin Type 147 from 1969 with two points.
All results of the Eifel Classic 2011 are available here as a PDF download.
You can find impressions of the third stage of the Eifel Classic 2011 in our photo show.