Rally GB set to reveal revised route

The route for this year's Rally Great Britain will be revealed in Cardiff later today - and it will include significant changes to last October's event

Rally GB set to reveal revised route

The main change to the November 11-14 event is the inclusion of three new stages - and the addition of six miles of asphalt on the Crychan stage on Saturday.

Cardiff Bay will get an asphalt superspecial stage, run on the private dockside roads on the eve of the event and on the Saturday night. The crowd-pleaser is a shade under a mile in length.

The opening day of the event is identical to last season. Day two, however, starts with a return to Radnor for the first time since 1999. The 9.38-mile stage will open the leg's proceedings and the crews will return first thing after lunchtime service. That service will be a remote - meaning the drivers can only fit spare parts carried in the car with them. Friday and Saturday will include remote services in Builth Wells, north of Cardiff, as opposed to just day one running a remote last season.

Also new to Saturday is the Monument Hill stage, so called in memory of the first ever RAC Rally special stage, which ran 50 years ago this year. The Monument Hill stage runs after Radnor and before the lengthened Crychan stage which includes asphalt sections in the Four Ways area of the Epynt military ranges.

This year the Ford, Citroen and Petter Solberg World Rally Team will have services in the area at the front of the Millennium Centre in the Cardiff Bay area, as opposed to considerably less scenic port car park which the organisers were forced to use in order to cater for the manufacturers and their hospitality areas last year.

Rally GB 2010 itinerary Thursday November 11 Start Cardiff 1845 SS1 Cardiff Bay (0.99 miles) 1930 Friday November 12 SS2 Hafren 1 (19.87 miles) 0938 SS3 Sweet Lamb 1 (2.67 miles) 1019 SS4 Myherin 1 (17.32 miles) 1037 Remote service Builth Wells 1210 SS5 Hafren 2 (19.87 miles) 1351 SS6 Sweet Lamb 2 (2.67 miles) 1432 SS7 Myherin 2 (17.32 miles) 1450 Service Cardiff 1830 Saturday November 13 SS8 Radnor 1 (9.38 miles) 1000 SS9 Monument Hill 1 (6.27 miles) 1110 SS10 Four Ways Crychan 1 (16.21 miles) 1141 SS11 Halfway 1 (11.41 miles) 1219 Remote service Builth Wells 1333 SS12 Radnor 1 (9.38 miles) 1458 SS13 Monument Hill 1 (6.27 miles) 1608 SS14 Four Ways Crychan 1 (16.21 miles) 1639 SS15 Halfway 1 (11.41 miles) 1717 SS16 Cardiff Bay 2 (0.99 miles) 1925 Service Cardiff 1937 Sunday November 14
SS17 Resolfen 1 (18.20 miles) 0833 SS18 Margam Park 1 (4.97 miles) 0946 SS19 Resolfen 2 (18.20 miles) 1127 SS20 Margam Park 2 (4.97 miles) 1240 Finish Cardiff 1357 

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