On the calendar this year at the cost of Rally Spain, with the price being to run in the same week the WRC would normally be visiting the Costa Daurada (Spain skips this year, but will be back in place for 2021). The difference here is that Salou in mid-Autumn is a very different prospect to Saarland. It’s almost bound to be raining on the roads around Bostalsee in October and that will turn a slippery, tricky Rally Germany into a living nightmare for the crews. Stages like the mind-bendingly twisty, junction-ladden Panzerplatte – which contains approximately 1.27 million grip changes – will be fabulously entertaining for you and I, but a shocker for the boys and girls sitting on the startline.
And the vineyards in the rain, all that water running down those roads? Nice.