VolksWagen Sporting Director Jost Capito is set to make his last appearance in the exciting World Rally Championships today before he shifts gear to Formula one.
He is expected to debut McLaren after this historic race that would be aired live by StarTimes through its Sports premium channel.
A statement issued by the German company said the 57-year-old would leave by mutual agreement during the 2016 season.
McLaren has since announced that Capito will join its F1 team as Chief Executive Officer.
He leaves the company after guiding the team to a hat-trick of drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the FIA World Rally Championship.
VW have supported the event for the longest time and this race would mark five decades of participating in rally sport.
What has been an exciting journey is that it made every race unique by its strategic selection of old rally car models, mostly golfs.
The Race was first held in 1982, and was part of the European Championship. It relocated to Trier in 2000 and joined WRC in 2002.
It is viewed as the most difficult of the end-of-season asphalt encounters.
Unpredictable weather in the mountains makes tyre choice tricky while avoiding huge car-breaking kerb stones, known as hinkelsteins, in Baumholder makes it more adventurous.
Baumholder is slippery in the dry and treacherous in the wet.