Mon 25 Sep 2023

Chile countdown: Route + Maps

This week's Rally Chile Bio Bío (28 September - 1 October) marks a step into the unknown for several crews as the FIA World Rally Championship visits the country for only its second time in history.

A lot has changed since Ott Tänak steered a Toyota Yaris World Rally Car to victory on the South American fixture in 2019; more than just the Estonian's team. Much of the route has been altered to include 16 special stages spread across three days with a total competitive distance of 320.98km.


Concepción, Chile’s second-largest city, once again forms the main rally hub where the service park is based. However, it's in the heart of Los Ángeles - the capital of province Biobío - where the celebrations begin. Huge crowds are expected at Thursday evening's ceremonial start which begins at 1900hrs (local).


Friday's itinerary covers 112.86km of competitive action and features three gravel stages, each run twice either side of a service halt in Concepción. Pulperia (19.77km) and Rere (13.34km) open proceedings before Rio Claro, the longest test of the day at 23.32km in length, rounds out both loops.

Crews journey south on Saturday to tackle the rally's longest leg. Chivilingo (27.19km) is up first, followed by Rio Lia (21.09km) - the only stage which remains unchanged from the rally's 2019 edition. Maria de las Cruces (28.72km) finishes within sight of the Pacific Ocean and completes the loop, which is repeated once more following service.


Sunday’s finale boasts speed tests in Las Pataguas (13.20km) and El Poñen (13.86km), each driven twice and punctuated by a brief 15-minute service halt. The second pass of the latter forms the Wolf Power Stage where vital bonus points are up for grabs.


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Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM