WRC legend Walter Rohrl tends to make songs video cameo

His listing of accomplishment and accolades in motorsport is prolonged, but a single matter that doesn’t spring to head when thinking of Walter Rohrl is songs, and additional specially a music movie. Still right here we are, in 2022 and with the effective German rally driver centre phase in a online video that was produced last month, entitled ‘The TF Song’.

This is not the very first time the worlds of motorsport and music have collided. Who could neglect 1997 Formulation 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve’s attempts at a music vocation when he launched Non-public Paradise…

Maybe luckily, Rohrl’s participation in this video does not really have him singing so we’re none the wiser as to his acoustic characteristics. The 5-moment-in addition video has been produced by band, the Heizer Monkeys, and is an endeavor at advertising and marketing security at the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife during public times, or the ‘TF’ time.


The plot of the movie follows ‘The Selected One’ as he wishes to tackle the renowned German circuit but calls for steerage and coaching. Believe Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, just without lightsabers or the killing of younglings.

Ring-dependent YouTuber Misha Charoudin’s alter ego – Boosted Boris – spots the protagonist and sends him to Rohrl for coaching, which essentially consists of operating up snowy hills and washing a car or truck.

Rohrl’s performance all over is usually a situation of him seeking like a disapproving grandparent, with arms in pockets and a disgruntled shake of the head thrown in listed here and there right up until ‘The Chosen One’ is completely ready. And even then, he does not crack a smile.

The 75-yr-previous isn’t the only motorsport figure to characteristic in the songs movie, with renowned Porsche staff boss Olaf Manthey hard to pass up in a marshal’s orange jacket, and there’s even a cameo from former Lamborghini functions driver and FIA GT1 Globe Championship race winner Stefan Rosina.

The Heizer Monkeys on their own are also a race workforce, with drummer Leo Willert the reigning Porsche Problem Center East champion. Direct singer Joey Kotrie, who raced a 911 GT3 Cup at the Le Mans Vintage, suggests the online video is a signifies of seeking to deliver respect for the Nurburgring.

“I beloved the ’Ring from the very first stroll all around the motor vehicle park in the course of a TF day, but I truly experienced no clue,” he stated. “More precisely, I had no clue about what I did not know, and that of class can be unsafe.
“The ’Ring is this sort of a magical position, the individuals are so warm, and on a active Saturday throughout TF there can often be practically a carnival vibe. But driving speedy can be perilous.

“If people today have major crashes on the ’Ring or even worse on the nearby streets, there is a risk of negative consequences, not just for the people today in the cars and trucks, but for TF alone. TF is authorized to transpire only because men and women respect the hazard.”

Walter Rohrl

Photograph by: Heizer Monkeys

As for the tune by itself, it is nothing to produce dwelling about, not getting notably catchy or memorable in this writer’s feeling. With that staying stated, proceeds from the music will go to VLN race drivers’ charity EiFelkind which has been helping disabled kids in the region for more than a ten years, and now is aiding Ukrainian refugees. Surely not a poor detail, and neither is the participation of Rohrl if it can help make enhanced consciousness and safety at the Nurburgring.

And who understands, probably he will be remembered as a great deal for his brief new music job as he was for his rallying.