The 2008 Rallye Deutschland was the tenth round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The event ran from August 15 to August 17 and was won by SÃ©bastien Loeb for the seventh consecutive year.
The rally marked the first time a driver had won a WRC event seven times in a row, and the second time a driver had won the same event seven times during his career, after Marcus GrÃ¶nholm's seven wins in the Rally Finland. Loeb's teammate Dani Sordo took second place, eventually starting a series of three double wins for the CitroÃ«n Total World Rally Team.
Stobart M-Sport Ford driver FranÃ§ois Duval beat factory Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen to the last podium place. Subaru's Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson took the following positions, and Henning Solberg edged out Urmo Aava to take two points for seventh place. In the Junior World Rally Championship, SÃ©bastien Ogier closed in on the title with his third win of the season.
Gigi Galli retired after crashing heavily on the fifth stage and fracturing his left femur. The recovery was expected to take five months, and he missed the five last rallies of the season.
Championship standings after the event
|Non-classified finish (NC)
||Did not finish (Ret)
||Did not start (DNS)
||Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)