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Vodafone Rally de Portugal

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Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Start Date: 19.05.2016
End Date: 22.05.2016
Category: WRC3
WRC2
WRC
JWRC
Servicepark: Porto
Website: https://www.rallydeportugal.pt/

Route

  • 2016 rally details not yet available

Challenge

  • A new rally for all. Northern Portugal last saw WRC action in 2001, so none of the top drivers have experience of the stages there. With the exception of….. 
  • Fafe. For the last three years, the Fafe Rally Sprint was held on a 6km section of the classic stage the weekend before the WRC event, attracting crowds of almost 100,000 annually. 
  • All crews must prepare brand new pace notes. That will ensure an intense recce and plenty of late night work for co-drivers as they fine-tune the notes ahead of the start.

Car spec

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Abrasive surface places high demands on tyres, especially if hot weather sends the thermometer rising.

History

  • First held in 1967 and one of the founding events in the inaugural 1973 WRC.
  • Initially a mixed surface rally, it switched to a pure gravel format but lost its place in the calendar after bad weather ruined the 2001 event.
  • Organisers moved from the north to the Algarve holiday region in the south and it regained its place in 2007.
  • Named ‘Best Rally in the World’ on five occasions.

What’s new for 2016

  • 2016 rally details not yet available

Don’t miss

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