RallyRACC - Rally de España


RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España
Start Date: 25.10.2019
End Date: 27.10.2019
Timezone: UTC 1
Category: WRC2
Stages: 17 (325,08 km)
Distance: 1.278,86 km
Servicepark: Salou
Website: http://www.rallyracc.com


  • Only mixed surface round of the season as two days of asphalt are blended with a day of primarily gravel.
  • After the first full day teams convert their cars from gravel to asphalt specification in a longer than usual evening service to accommodate the surface change. 
  • Drivers must quickly adapt their driving style to an overnight change in road surface. 
  • Fast, smooth, sweeping asphalt is comparable to a race circuit in its characteristics.

Event History

  • First run in 1957 and included in the European Championship from 1975. 
  • Entered the WRC in 1991 when it was based on the Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar.
  • Relocated to Salou in 2002 and after being a pure asphalt event, it developed into a mixed surface event in 2010.
  • Sébastien Loeb dominated the rally, winning every year between 2005 and 2012. 

Car Setup

  • Both asphalt and gravel set-up required for the mixed roads. 
  • Different tyres are needed for the two surfaces. 
  • Asphalt is abrasive and if temperatures are hot, drivers must manage tyre wear carefully.



14 Jan 2016


Tags: Spain, 2019

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