Turkey countdown: Rally route
Returning to the WRC calendar after an eight-year absence, this weekend’s Rally Turkey (13-16 September) promises to deliver a fresh, tough challenge for teams and crews.
Based in Marmaris, the brand-new route features a mix of smooth open roads and rocky mountain trails for an itinerary featuring 312.44km of competitive action for the 10th round of the season.
The action kicks off with the crowd-pleasing 2.00km Turkey Full Speed Super Special Stage in downtown Marmaris.
Thursday (13 September) - WRC+ Live Stream from 19:30 until 21:00 local rally time (UTC+3)
The first full day of action on Friday sends crews north-east towards the city of Mugla for two loops of three stages. The first of which is the longest test of the rally – Çetibeli (38.10km). The 21.75km Ula and 12.57km Çiçekli stages add to a day of tight and twisty roads in the mountains.
Friday (14 September) – WRC+ Live Stream from 07:00 until 18:00 local rally time (UTC+3)
The second leg on Saturday has stages close to the stunning coastline to the west of the Asparan service park.
Beginning with Yeşilbelde (34.24km), crews will then take on Datça (10.70km) and Içmeler (20.37km). A midday service breaks up the day before the loop of three stages are tackled again in the afternoon.
Saturday (15 September) – WRC+ Live Stream from 07:30 until 17:45 local rally time (UTC+3)
Four stages make up the final day. The first stage – Marmaris (7.14km) - is run twice, with the repeat run acting as the rally-ending Live TV Power Stage. Sandwiched between the two tests are single runs of Ovacik (8.05km) and Gökçe (12.65km).
Sunday (16 September) – WRC+ Live Stream from 09:15 until 15:00 local rally time (UTC+3)
- A brand-new rally means brand-new pace notes for crews to create. Co-drivers will be earning their money in Turkey.
- The Asparan service park is a true rally hub. It’s only a few kilometres outside of Marmaris and it is within easy access of a number of stages.
- The setting. The holiday resort of Marmaris provides fans heading to Turkey with golden beaches and the relaxing Mediterranean Sea to swim in. With temperatures forecast to be more than 30C, it would be rude not to extend a stay by a few days to soak up the sun.
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