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MSA Academy co-driver Phil Hall will tackle his second FIA World Rally Championship round in as many months, as he heads for the ADAC Rally Deutschland alongside British Rally Championship contender Tom Williams.

Despite failing to finish last month’s Neste Rally Finland due to an engine issue, Hall will once again partner up with Williams to guide the up and coming star around the notorious vineyards roads which make up most of the route to the super-fast asphalt event.

Hall, 28 from Mansfield has extensive experience of the German style of stages thanks to his outings on the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy during 2016. More recently, Hall joined Opel Adam Cup pilot Fried Field in the country, bagging a solid result in the process. Now, the itsmymotorsport.co.uk backed co-driver will look to guide Williams to his first overseas World Rally Championship finish.

“Tom and I really didn’t have the chance to fully get the most out of our partnership in Finland, managing just one full day of the event,” says Hall.

“But the stages we did contest went really well and it was always the plan to compliment the gravel outing with Germany as well. It was good testing miles for us both but it feels like we have had a bit of a false start to the WRC. It’s behind us now though and we have been looking forward to getting stuck into asphalt mode”.

Rally Deutschland is often billed as one of the toughest in the WRC calendar and the undulating narrow roads are an unforgiving part of the three-day event. Over 300 miles of competitive driving lie ahead and Hall will need to draw on all his previous experience of rallying mainland Europe to get Tom to the end.

“I’ve enjoyed a lot of overseas outings this year but Rally Deutschland is one of the ones I`m most looking forward to,” says Hall.

“I think it’s the challenge of the stages which really make it special and the little margin for error too. Tom hasn’t contested that many foreign events so hopefully I can impart some of my knowledge on to him for the rally. I’ve done a few events over there now which will certainly help Tom to gain confidence as the rally progresses.”

The ADAC Rally Deutschland takes place on 17th – 20th August and is based in Bostalsee, in the municipality of Nohfelden in the northern Saarland.

Hall is sponsored by WWW.ITSMYMOTORSPORT.CO.UK
He is also supported by the MSA Academy, Oakley and the Royal Air Force.

Images courtesy of @World

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