All the competition is fought out over the twisty narrow roads high in the mountains of the southern Alps above Sanremo itself. Organisers have developed a compact route which contains just seven stages, each run twice, and several sections of...
All the competition is fought out over the twisty narrow roads high in the mountains of the southern Alps above Sanremo itself. Organisers have developed a compact route which contains just seven stages, each run twice, and several sections of road will be used in both directions. After a ceremonial start in Sanremo on Thursday evening, the rally base moves east to Imperia, the location for the single service park. The longest day is Saturday with 149.10km of competition and more than 12 hours behind the wheel. It includes two runs over the massive 52.30km Teglia stage, rediscovering Rallyes Sanremo of almost 30 years ago. It runs west to east, across the backbone of the mountains from Baiardo to Rezzo, encompassing the classic climbs of Monte Ceppo and the Passo Teglia itself. The event includes 387.36km of competition in a total route of 1375.86km.
ROUND 11 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2 - 5 OCTOBER 2003 <pre> Thursday 2 October: Ceremonial Start
Start Sanremo 20.30
Friday 3 October: Leg 1 Sanremo - Sanremo
Start Sanremo 06.30 SS1 Perinaldo 1 12.40km 08.38 SS2 Ceppo 1 36.42km 09.26 SS3 Cosio 1 19.19km 12.25 SS4 San Bartolomeo 1 25.31km 13.17 SS5 Perinaldo 2 12.40km 15.54 SS6 Ceppo 2 36.42km 16.42 Finish Sanremo 20.13
Saturday 4 October: Leg 2 Sanremo - Sanremo
Start Sanremo 07.00 SS7 Teglia 1 52.30km 09.20 SS8 Cosio 2 19.19km 12.26 SS9 San Bartolomeo 2 25.31km 13.18 SS10 Teglia 2 52.30km 15.52 Finish Sanremo 19.20
Sunday 5 October: Leg 3 Sanremo - Sanremo
Start Sanremo 07.00 SS11 Vignai 1 26.54km 09.12 SS12 Colle d'Oggia 1 21.52km 09.54 SS13 Vignai 2 26.54km 12.28 SS14 Colle d'Oggia 2 21.52km 13.10 Finish Sanremo 15.30
Rally Total 387.36km