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Tour de Corse - Rallye de France
Start Date: 29.09.2016
End Date: 02.10.2016
Timezone: UTC 2
Category: WRC3
WRC2
WRC
JWRC
Stages: 10 (390,92 km)
Distance: 1170,40 km
Servicepark: Bastia
Website: http://www.tourdecorse.com

Route

  • A genuine old-style tour of Corsica, featuring classic narrow and twisty mountain asphalt across the whole island. 
  • Service park is at Bastia Airport in the north-east, but the west coast town of Ajaccio hosts Thursday evening’s start ceremony. 
  • Endurance is to the fore on Friday, with two stages near the island’s capital that are tackled twice. There is no service and just a mid-leg tyre change in Porticcio. 
  • Saturday is the longest with two loops of two stages in the north totalling 131.92km. 
  • Sunday’s final leg covers just two tests in the east - but the opener is a monster 53.78km.

History

  • France’s WRC round was held on the stunning island of Corsica from 1973 to 2008. 
  • Never-ending sequences of turns earned the event the nickname ‘The Rally of 10,000 Corners’. 
  • After a year’s absence due to rotation, the rally moved to the Alsace region of the French mainland in 2010.

What’s new for 2016

  • Bastia replaces Corte as the host town.
  • Porto-Vecchio hosts the finish instead of Ajaccio.
  • Seventy per cent of the competitive distance has changed and the rally is 20 per cent longer than last year, with more 390km of special stages.

Don’t miss

  • The scenery - the mountain landscapes provide breathtaking views.
  • Stages often pass through narrow villages which offer superb viewing opportunities.

14 Jan 2016

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