The Rallye Breslau Poland 2015 has finished! Most competitors have crossed the finishline near the camp, we are waiting for a few cars and trucks and then the timing crew can start their work. Tonight the pricegiving ceremony will be held, and all final results will be available.
'Endlich geschafft!' says Frank Stensky after crossing the finishline as the first Cross Country car. 'We have competed more than eight times and finally we have managed to win!' Even though the final results come tonight, Frank and Stephan Stensky had 20 minutes lead at the start.
The battle between bikers Henno van Bergeijk and Rico van der Sanden was incredible, with Henno making the final push today. He was 6 minutes behind Rico this morning, but finished 19 minutes ahead of him and way ahead of the calculated average time: the organisation was surprised to see this kind of speed on the stages in Drawsko Pomorski.
Jim Marsden is on a roll and wins the Rallye Breslau after eight tough stages. 'We did it! Excellent race!' he cheers at the finish. 'I tried so hard to win here, and it took me four times to get ahead of the competition in this event. I love it. The dust this year made it particulary hard, but we are now well trained for desert racing!'
Remi Kusy wins the Quad Extreme category for the fourth time, he is happy with the Rallye Breslau. 'It is navigation that counts,' he says. 'To be fast is one but to navigate well and to choose the right strategy makes all the difference in the Rallye Breslau Poland.'
Tom Heuer managed to beat his father with the fast Tatra in Cross Country trucks, and he is the first truck to cross the finishline. Directly after him we see Ton Stoker, who is racing a fast Iveco in Truck Extreme but is a careful pilot. 'On the open field of the Polygon we had to find an Azimuth and when we found the right track we were ahead and out of the dust of our competitors!' Even though Ton did not reach the podium he is one of the winners of the honourable 'Klaus Leihener Pokal', the trophy for the winner of todays' stage, driven in name of the founder of the Breslau, Klaus Leihener.
In the small truck category we see Alfred Wemhoff, flying with his Unimog. He has been working on it for many years. 'If you look at pure driving quality, there are many pilots who are faster than me,' according to a very surprised Alfred. 'I still have to understand and believe what is happening here!'
Tonight we have the pricegiving ceremony and the party. Currently the media crew is working on the last daily videos and the photos of the stage and we expect some excellent material tonight!