Title:Bergrallye Lödersdorf
Tracklength:1100 metres
Elevation change:85 metres
Altitude finishline:370 metres
GPS coordinates:46° 58′ 13.8″ – 15° 58′ 19.1994″
Fastest Time:1:24,989 (2 runs)
Average Speed:93,19 km/h

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Bergrallye Lödersdorf – List of Winners
20/03/2005Bruno IanielloLancia Delta S41:31,26Results
19/03/2006Hans-Peter LaberFord Escort Cosworth1:33,19Results
22/04/2007Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:30,12Results
16/03/2008Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 911 Turbo1:30,03Results
15/03/2009Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 911 Turbo1:30,31Results
21/03/2010Andreas MarkoAudi A4 STW1:28,23Results
13/03/2011Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:29,28Results
11/03/2012Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 911 Turbo1:30,11Results
17/03/2013Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 911 Turbo1:32,00Results
16/03/2014Karl SchagerlVolkswagen Golf Rallye2:14,15Results
22/03/2015Karl SchagerlVolkswagen Golf Rallye1:27,72Results
13/03/2016Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 911 Bi-Turbo1:30,939Results
19/03/2017Karl SchagerlVolkswagen Golf Rallye1:26,729Results
25/03/2018Stefan WiedenhoferMitsubishi Mirage1:30,916Results
24/03/2019Karl SchagerlVolkswagen Golf Rallye1:24,989Results

The Lödersdorf Bergrallye is traditionally the openingsrace of the season and it is also the shortest course. It is located in the southeast of the Steiermark region, which in turn is in the south east of Austria. Geologically the region is part of the Oststeirisches Hügelland. This is not considered part of the Alpine mountains but rather a Pre-Alpine Hill Landscape. The area is characterised by long, round hillsides called “Riedel” in Austria. These long hillslides were developed by not so fast moving waters that flow southwards. The two major rivers are the Mur, which forms the border between Austria and Slovenia, and the Raab, which flows just south of Lödersdorf.
Lödersdorf is just a few kilometres away from the three nations point between Austria, Hungary and Slovenia. This point is covered by a large international nature park called the Naturpark Raab-Őrség-Goričko. The Slovenian and Hungarian parts are each almost three times the size of the Austrian part, as the Austrians have mostly redeveloped the landscape for agriculture. Near Mogersdorf in the park, 25 kilometres to the east of Lödersdorf, a major battle between Habsburgs and Ottomans took place. In 1664 the Ottomans led an advance into Austria but were thwarted here by a much smaller Habsburg army. You could say the war ended in a draw as it took another 20 years before the Habsburg empire could force its way into Ottoman Hungary. Outside of Austria The Battle of Mogersdorf is better known as the Battle of Saint Gotthard, named after the larger Hungarian town of Szentgotthárd, which is just over the border. Szentgotthárd or Saint Gotthard is named after the large abbey of the town. The abbey church was rebuild in the 18th century in a beautiful Barock style.
The southeast of the Steiermark is full of small villages with a few hundred inhabitants. The largest of these being Feldbach, some 10 kilometres to the west, which still has only 5000 inhabitants. The largest major city is Graz, 40 kilometres to the west. Within a few kilometres north and south are also the Bergrallyes of Auersbach and Gossendorf.

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