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Tour de Corse

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Tour de Corse
Start Date: 01.10.2015
End Date: 04.10.2015
Timezone: UTC 1
Category: WRC3
WRC2
WRC
JWRC
Servicepark: tbd
Website: http://www.tourdecorserally.com

Route

  • France’s WRC encounter returns to the Mediterranean island of Corsica after an absence of seven years.
  • The west coast town of Ajaccio will host Thursday evening’s start and Sunday afternoon’s finish.
  • Overnight halts will be held in the north of the island in Bastia on Friday, and Porto Vecchio in the south on Saturday.
  • Corte, in the centre of the island, will host the single service park.

Challenge

  • Tight and twisty mountain roads are often bordered on one side by a rock face and on the other by a steep drop into the sea. 
  • Rough and abrasive asphalt places high demands on tyres. 
  • Many crews have not previously tackled the rally so must write all-new pace notes. 
  • Narrow roads mean errors can be punished heavily.

Car spec

  • Asphalt suspension – low settings which provide stability and improved balance. 
  • Different road characteristics in the same group of stages mean set-up is often a compromise.

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 2015

  • Everything! The WRC has not been to Corsica since 2008.

Don’t miss

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

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01 Jan 2015

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