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    [WRC] Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2019

    First infos about route with changes, friday will be back to centre zone.

    Shakedown at Baltar
    Ceremonial start at Coimbra

    Lousã, Arganil and Góis x2
    SSS Lousada

    Vieira do Minho, Cabeceiras de Basto and Amarante x2
    Street Stage Gaia

    Montim, Fafe, Luílhas, Montim and Fafe

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    It’s great to have Arganil back in the rally; it was the most iconic stage/region of Portugal Rally in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s also great to have the rally starting on another Portuguese Unesco’s world heritage town, this time Coimbra.

    I just can’t get the option of having Lousada SSS on friday, when they’re coming from the south and Gaia on saturday, when they’re coming from the north; it’d make more sense the other way around (friday Gaia; saturday Lousada).

    Anyway, fingers crossed for another exciting Rally de Portugal; it'll be hard to wait untill the end of May!
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    It’s great to have Arganil back in the rally; it was the most iconic stage/region of Portugal Rally in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s also great to have the rally starting on another Portuguese Unesco’s world heritage town, this time Coimbra.
    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    I just can’t get the option of having Lousada SSS on friday, when they’re coming from the south and Gaia on saturday, when they’re coming from the north; it’d make more sense the other way around (friday Gaia; saturday Lousada).
    The drivers are only able to do the recce before the mid day service and friday it's impossible to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sardalense View Post
    The drivers are only able to do the recce before the mid day service and friday it's impossible to do it.
    This actually isn’t a big deal, but if Gaia was on Friday couldn’t they do the recee on Thursday afternoon, after the shakedown? The street stage structure is usually finished a long time before being run.
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    The most caotic traffic day is friday. Smart choice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    The most caotic traffic day is friday. Smart choice too.
    We had Porto and Braga being run on a Friday and no one complained; besides, Gaia streets will be closed some days before the event to build the 'circuit', which most certainly will be ready more than 24h before stage time. Anyway, to avoid some extra kms on an already long leg could only be positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    This actually isn’t a big deal, but if Gaia was on Friday couldn’t they do the recee on Thursday afternoon, after the shakedown? The street stage structure is usually finished a long time before being run.
    I suppose that the drivers are not allowed to recce the stages after shakedown and with the usual recce cars, and If they do it with the rally cars the rally must start at Porto or Gaia and all the km from Porto or Gaia to Coimbra will count to the total distance of the rally, and that is probably what they want to avoid.

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    Does anyone know where the service is expected to be? Same as last year?

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    Yes, Exponor

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