YPF Rally Argentina
|YPF Rally Argentina|
|Servicepark:||VILLA CARLOS PAZ|
- First run in 1980 in Tucumán province in the north, when it was known as Rally Codasur.
- The 1982 edition was cancelled due to the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina.
- Moved to Bariloche, in the south, in 1983 but found its home in Cordoba in 1984.
- Argentines are passionate soccer fans and in 2007 a stage was held at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires while Cordoba stadium, home to Talleres, has twice hosted stages and the finish.
- The contrast between soft roads in the Santa Rosa de Calamuchita Valley and rocky, narrow tracks in the Traslasierra mountains.
- Sandy gravel roads become heavily rutted for the second pass and moving out of the ‘rails’ can pitch a car off the road.
- Many river crossings in the valleys which become wide and deep in wet weather.
- Early autumn in the southern hemisphere brings a risk of fog and possibly even ice in the mountains.
- Gravel suspension.
- Drivers raise the ride height to cope with rutted roads for the second pass of stages.
- Hard and soft compound tyres available.