Rally de France-Alsace


Rallye de France-Alsace
Start Date: 03.10.2014
End Date: 05.10.2014
Timezone: 1
Category: WRC3
Stages: TBC


  • Historic Strasbourg, nestled on the German border between the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest, is the hub for a third year.
  • The city hosts a curtain-raising stage which ends outside the European Parliament.
  • The opening two legs are expected to head south to the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin areas, with a street stage in Mulhouse.
  • Final leg likely to end with Haguenau street stage.
  • 2014 route details to be confirmed.


  • Inconsistent roads traverse both narrow and fast sections.
  • Cold temperatures and rain likely, creating plenty of tyre choice dilemmas.
  • Working efficiently with safety note crews, who drive the stages ahead of competitors, to have up-to-date information about road surface and weather. 
  • Vineyard stages are wider than those used in Rallye Deutschland.
  • Speeds top 200kph on undulating forests roads, steep climbs and long corners in the Vosges mountains. 

Car spec

  • Asphalt suspension but set-up is a compromise for different types of roads in the same group of stages.
  • Hard compound rubber available for warm and dry conditions, with soft option for wet or cold weather. Roads are not abrasive so tyre wear is not an issue.


  • France’s WRC round was held on the stunning island of Corsica from 1973 to 2008.
  • After a year’s absence due to rotation, the rally moved to Alsace in 2010.
  • Alsace is Sébastien Loeb country and he secured his seventh world title at the end of a street stage through his home town of Haguenau that year. 
  • Loeb’s final WRC event was here last year. Even the great Frenchman shed a tear.

What’s new for 2014

  • 2014 event details to be confirmed.

Don’t miss

  • Visit Strasbourg’s Zénith arena where the service park is based. It’s the best of the year with loads to see, loads to do and a buzzing atmosphere.
  • Remember Petter Solberg’s trip through the vines in 2012? Take another look:

MAP 2013

Rallye France-Alsace (Map 2013/ Copyright FIA)
Rallye France-Alsace (Map 2013/ Copyright FIA)



01 Jan 2014


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