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Salou, world capital of the Rally

Salou will host the only urban stretch of the itinerary of this edition of the RallyRACC Catalonia-Costa Dorada
The RallyRACC in Salou test

Salou. Costa Dorada. 22 June 2017. From October 5 to 8, 2017, Salou will host the Rally World Championship, the RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada that this year celebrates its 53rd edition. This test, one of the most complete of the WRC (Fir World Rally Championship), includes 3 intense mixed stages, 1 of earth and 2 of asphalt, and 312.02 km of speed, distributed in 19 timed sections.

A total of 1,289.43 km will be covered, and as a novelty of this year, the route is modified in 10 sections and 5 new ones are added. These will be played on the different roads and roads of the province of Tarragona and the Costa Daurada.

After 13 consecutive years, Salou and PortAventura World are again the epicenter of the RallyRACC 2017, celebrating the first day, prior to the championship, on October 5 in the Emprius area of ​​Salou, where the shakedown will take place, The departure of the participating vehicles, where pilots and teams will try, for the first time, their cars.

It should be noted that the official departure ceremony will be completed with a parade of all participants with their vehicles on the Paseo Jaume I in Salou.

PortAventura World becomes, again, in the park for assistance for vehicles and for teams that, outside of competition, will remain in this logistics center qualified for the occasion.

With the refusal of the Barcelona city council to receive one of the sections of the competition that will pass through the city, specifically the Sants-Montjuïc district, Salou will be the only urban section to be held in the itinerary of this edition. This can be a great opportunity for motor amateurs to see one of the most important competitions in the world.

For the eighth consecutive year, the RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada tour will be mixed, asphalt and ground, being the only World Cup with this feature. This puts more difficulty on this sporting event, which is also the first-ever scoring global WRC, so that it can be decisive in the final award of titles, both for pilots and for builders.

This competition will have the television coverage of TV3 (Esport3), TVE (Teledeporte) and Movistar + with daily summaries of the different stages and some live broadcasts, especially the last sections of the end of the race.

Day 0. Thursday, October 5: Shakedown and Departure of Salou

First day that welcomes the start-up of the vehicles, the shakedown, in the Emprius area, about 2.97 km of route to carry out the adjustments of the participating cars.

At 8 pm there will be an official Salou ceremony in Salou and the parade of the participants for the Paseo Jaume I in Salou and other streets in the municipality.

Day 1. Friday, October 6: Unique mixed stage of the WRC

Starting at 8 in the morning, the first day of the mixed stretch will take place with a total of 115.90 km that will pass through the municipalities of Vilalba dels Arcs, La Fatarella (with a large area of ​​spectators enabled), Caseres i Bot. This stage includes the first mixed section "Terra Alta" of asphalt and earth.


08.15 pm Departure from PortAventura World
09.53h SS1 'Caseres', 12.5 km of land
10.21h SS2 'Bot', 6.5 km of land
10.56h SS3 'Terra Alta', 38.95 km mixed
12.51h Reagrupation (20 minutes) and Assistance (30 minutes) + Visit to the facilities of PortAventura World
15.19h SS4 'Caseres', 12.5 km of land
15.47h SS5 'Bot', 6.5 km of land
16.22h SS6 'Terra Alta', 38.95 km mixed
18.22h Podi in Salou and park closed at PortAventura World (10 minutes)
18.32h Assistance Park at PortAventura World (1h 15min)
19.47 h Closed park at PortAventura World

Day 2. Saturday, October 7: Demanding asphalt with news

On this second day, just asphalt, the expected race will be held on the urban section of Salou, with the same route of the last two years, which will close the competition on this day.


06.45h Departure from PortAventura World
08.00h SS7 'El Montmell', 24.40 km
09.07h SS8 'El Pont de Armentera', 21.29 km
09.54h SS9 'Savallà', 14.12 km
11.20 h Regrouping to PortAventura World (15 minutes)
11.35h Assistance to PortAventura World (30 minutes)
13.08h SS10 'El Montmell', 24.40 km DIRECT TELEVISION
14.15h SS11 'Port d'Armentera', 21.29 km
15.02h SS12 'Savallà', 14.12 km
16.37h Regrouping in Salou (20 minutes)
5:00 PM SS13 Salou, 2.24 km URBAN TRADE BY SALOU
17.20 h Closed park at PortAventura World (10 minutes)
5.30 pm Assistance Park at PortAventura World (45 minutes)
18.15 pm Park closed at PortAventura World

Day 3. Sunday, October 8: Six sections without assistance

Hardest day of the competition that will culminate with the power stage on live television, in the new section of "Santa Marina". During this day, the teams will not have assistance and will compete in a route designed to increase, slightly, the speed of the vehicles.


06.00 Departure from PortAventura World
7:00 AM SS14 'L'Albiol', 6.28 km
07.38h SS15 "Riudecanyes", 16.35 km
08.09 h Regrouping in Mont-roig del Camp (10 minutes)
08.38h SS16 "Santa Marina", 14.5 km DIRECT TELEVISION
10.14h SS17 "L'Albiol", 6.28 km
10.53h SS18 "Riudecanyes", 16.35 km
11.24h Regrouping in Mont-roig del Camp (35 minutes)
12.18h SS19 'Santa Marina', 14.5 km POWER STAGE - LIVE TV
13.38 pm Closed park and Assistance to PortAventura World (3 + 10 minutes)
13.51h Code of arrival in Salou

The 53 RallyRacc Catalunya-Costa Daurada has the collaboration of the Diputació de Tarragona, the Tourism Board of the Costa Daurada, Salou Town Hall, Salou Tourist Board, PortAventura World and Ferrari Land.

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