Tragedy stuck this weekend at the site of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland when a driver and co-driver team from the Netherlands were killed in a crash on Saturday. The incident occurred not in the headline World Rally Championship event, but in a classic support rally.

According to reports, Rob de Vos and Marcel Benning lost control of their 1980 Triumph TR7 (a car you can see in the brief tribute video below) as they flew over the infamous Gina jump on the Arena Panzerplatte section that was once used to test tanks. The WRC cars had already passed at that point, but officials canceled the next stage that was supposed to go over the same section again due to the tragedy.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family that de Vos and Benning leave behind.


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      tjon901
      • 1 Year Ago
      The German rally is one of the toughest on the calendar. Even though its all tarmac the margin for error on this rally is very slim. Lots of stages have large concrete blocks on both sides of the roads. Many of the stages were tank routes for the military so the concrete blocks where placed along the roads to keep the tanks on course. Those blocks have taken many cars out of the running in recent years.
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      Alec Bayford
      • 1 Year Ago
      These men died doing something they loved.the tr7 was not an unsafe old bit of junk it was one of the safest sports cars ever made because it was built to pass stringent American crash regulations. It's sad when anyone dies competing in a sport, my thoughts go out to their families on the sad loss of life.
      Bubba Jones
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a TR8. The TR7 was four cylinders
      Dan Verhad
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wie plaatst er nu reclame op een video van pas twee overleden mensen ? You tube or scarlet je moest je schamen !!!!
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