15 Jun 08
The final day of Rally Turkey might the shortest of the event but it’s no less tough than the previous two.
After leaving Kemer from 0830hrs, drivers head out into the same region in the Anatolian mountain roads used on days one and two for the 31.03km Olympos, the longest of the rally.
After a return to Kemer for a 30-minute service, crews will drive the 5.5km Camvula test - Thursday’s shakedown road - before moving directly to Olympos for a second pass.
After a Sunday competitive total of 67.56km, the winning car is expected to cross the finish ramp back in Kemer at 1450hrs.
The weather remained dry and bright as crews left the overnight park ferme this morning. At 0800hrs, the temperature in Kemer was 18 degrees Celsius but this is expected to rise to the mid 30’s in the afternoon.
With no tactical manoeuvrings on Saturday night, Sunday’s competition is a straight sprint to the line for the WRC crews. Rally leader Mikko Hirvonen will drive the stages first, followed by his BP Ford Abu Dhabi team mate Jari-Matti Latvala, and then Sebastien Loeb of the Citroen Total team.
Here is the rest of Sunday’s WRC running order:
4. H. Solberg
6. P. Solberg