The organisers of the Rallye Deutschland have announced that 106 crews will start their event next month - four more than for Finland, which had attracted the biggest entry to date this season, prior to the confirmed list of starters for this round.

All the manufacturer teams will attend the event, with the exception of the Munchi's Ford World Rally Team. The Munchi's squad had been due to do this event after having to miss the Rally de Portugal, but those plans have since changed and the team will do Finland instead.

In total 24 drivers will take part in World Rally Cars and in addition to the usual suspects, Toni Gardemeister will be back behind the wheel of a Astra-run Citroen Xsara WRC, the same team he competed with last year.

Ramsport will enter two Ford Focus RS WRC cars - for Guy Wilks and Andreas Mikkelsen, while Skoda will be represented by four privateers in Fabia WRC's, namely regular Jan Kopecky as well as Erik Wevers, Rene Kuipers and Harry Hissink.

In the FIA Junior Rally Championship category meanwhile 19 of the 21 'regulars' have nominated this event - including all the front runners.

Andrea Cortinovis and Vilius Rozukas will not take part.

Of the rest, over 25 runners will battle it out for the Group N honours including Red Bull Rallye team boss, Raimund Baumschlager.

The notable crews on the entry list are as follows:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC M
3. Marcus GronholmBP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 M
5. Manfred StohlOMV Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC M
6. Francois DuvalOMV Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC M
7. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 M
8. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 M
9. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart Ford Focus WRC 06 M
10. Henning SolbergStobart Ford Focus WRC 06 M

14. Toni GardemeisterAstra Citroen Xsara WRC
15. Jan KopeckyCzech RT-Skoda Kopecky Fabia WRC
16. Matthew WilsonStobart Ford Focus WRC 06
17. Guy WilksRamsport Ford Focus WRC 05
18. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 05
19. Thomas SchieFord Focus RS WRC 05
20. Xavier PonsSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006
21. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Focus RS WRC 06
22. Gareth JonesStobart Ford Focus WRC 04
23. Mark van EldikSubaru Impreza WRC 2006
24. Erik WeversSkoda Fabia WRC 05
25. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 06

31. Patrik SandellRenault Clio R3 J
32. Urmo AavaSuzuki Swift S1600 J
33. Conrad RautenbachCitroen C2 S1600 J
34. Jozef BeresRenault Clio S1600 J
35. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600 J
36. Jaan MolderSuzuki Swift S1600 J
37. Aaron BurkartCitroen C2 S1600 J
38. Michal KosciuszkoRenault Clio S1600 J
40. Stefano BenoniCitroen C2 J
41. Manuel RuedaRenault Clio R3 J
42. Aigar Pars Suzuki Swift S1600 J
44. Yoan BonatoCitroen C2 R2 J
45. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 J
46. Shaun GallagerCitroen C2 R2 J
47. Luca GriottiRenault Clio Super 1600 J
48. Kalle PinomakiRenault Clio R3 J
49. Milos KomljenovicRenault Clio R3 J
50. Gilles SchammelCitroen C2 R2 J
51. Raphael AuquierCitroen C2 J

Others:

61. Rene KuipersSkoda Fabia WRC05 A8
62. Harry HissinkSkoda Fabia WRC A8
63. Raimund Baumschlager Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 N4
64. Hermann GassnerMitsubishi Lancer Eo 9 N4
65. Sandro WallenweinSubaru Impreza WRX STi N4
66. Jasper van den Heuvel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 N4
67. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 N4
68. Peter CorazzaMitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 N4
69. Carsten MoheRenault Clio R3 A7
70. Tim StebaniOpel Corsa S1600 A6
103. Barry Clark Ford Fiesta ST N3

Key:

M denotes Manufacturer team.
J denotes Junior WRC entry.