LeSports, the newly appointed promoter of Rally China, has revealed the itinerary for this year's comeback event - including a Power Stage that finishes at the foot of the mighty Great Wall.
The event, round 10 of this year's championship, will run from 8 - 11 September in the Huairou, Miyun and Yanqing districts. Rally headquarters and the service park will be in the Beijing Yanqi Lake Convention Center 60km from downtown Beijing.
Stages are located in the hilly countryside north of the service base and the main competition Huairou District was also the location of the championship's only previous visit to the country in 1999.
The rally will run on asphalt roads, with 16 stages making up 315.59km of a total route of 1317.84km. All the competitive action is based on just seven stages, two of which are run twice in different directions.
The competitive action kicks off on Friday 9 September with a trio of 20km-plus stages that will be repeated after a midpoint 30-minute service. Friday is the longest day of the rally with 142.9 stage kilometres.
Saturday features another three-stage loop with two of the tests - Yangpo (SS8/SS11) and Miaoying (SS9/SS12) - being repeats of two of Friday's stages run in the reverse direction.
Sunday comprises three stages, the first of which, the 8.44km Great Wall, will be repeated as the rally closing Live TV Power Stage. The podium ceremony after the stage will have the Great Wall itself as a backdrop.
Responsible for the operation and promotion of the event for the next three years, LeSports has guaranteed massive distribution for WRC footage in the host country. LeSports is the largest motorsport content platform in China and owns exclusive rights for many other international events such as F1, WEC, MotoGP and NASCAR.
As well as broadcasting all 14 WRC rounds this year live in HD via LeSports, Le.com and zhangyu.tv, Le Sports is also building a comprehensive range of digital platforms and products to extend the reach of the WRC within China.
For more information visit rally-china.com