2012 WRC Rally Spain to include stage through centre of host town Salou
|By David Evans||Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 13:20 GMT|
The final round of this year's World Rally Championship - the Catalunya Rally – will include a stage through the centre of host town Salou.
The Spanish event, which shifts from its October date to November 8-11, will retain its mixed surface format, with the opening day running the gravel content, including a completely new stage.
The Salou-based event will include 251 competitive miles, virtually identical to last season. The popular Terra Alta test has had an extra five miles added, making it the longest mixed-surface stage of the rally at just over 27 miles.
The seafront stage will run on Friday (November 9) evening. The 1.2-mile blast runs parallel to the beach, where the spectators will be located.
The second and third days of the event will run entirely on asphalt, including classics such as El Priorat and the return of Riudecanyes. The powerstage will be the 2.5-mile Serra d'Almos stage.