30 Mar 08
The final day is the shortest of Rally Argentina and features just three stages and a total of 42.67 competitive kilometres. But it’s by no means an easy ride.
The narrow and rocky Giulio Cesare and El Condor tests, high in the barren landscape of the Traslasierra mountains to the south-west of Carlos Paz, are two of the toughest in the whole championship.
After the El Condor test crews will head to Cordoba's soccer stadium for a head-to-head Superspecial around a revised route from the previous two days. After leaving Carlos Paz from 0655hrs, drivers will reach the finish in the town at 1310hrs.
Rain was falling in Carlos Paz as cars left the overnight parc ferme for a 15-minute service, but conditions on the stages were mixed. At 0815hrs the sun was shining on Mina Clavero, from where the first stage starts, but rain, strong winds and fog were reported at different points on the first two stages.
The running order is based on the overall positions at the end of day two, which puts Sebastien Loeb through the stages first, followed by Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson.
Here’s the day three running order for the WRC crews:
2. P. Solberg
12. H. Solberg
13. P-G Andersson