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Wales Rally GB: Rally route

The rally is again based in the forests of south Wales, with the start and finish in Cardiff. The service park has been moved from the edge of Swansea to a more central location in the city's marina area, about 70km from Cardiff. The route is ...

The rally is again based in the forests of south Wales, with the start and finish in Cardiff. The service park has been moved from the edge of Swansea to a more central location in the city's marina area, about 70km from Cardiff. The route is virtually identical with just Sunday's Trawscoed stage showing major differences -- it will be used in the opposite direction to 2006. Friday's opening leg is the longest and is centred on the Vale of Neath forests, including the classic Resolfen and Rheola tests. Saturday's competition is located further north, close to the Epynt military land. The day ends with a spectacular test inside Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and, as in previous years, the arena's sliding roof will be shut. The final leg takes competitors west to Brechfa Forest, notorious for being foggy and slippery. Drivers tackle 17 stages covering 359.54km in a route of 1271.94km.

* Subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA <pre> RALLY GB ROUND 16 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 29 November - 2 December 2007

Thursday 29 November: Ceremonial Start Start Cathays Park, Cardiff 19.30

Friday 30 November: Leg 1 Swansea - Swansea Start Swansea 09.10 SS1 Port Talbot 1 17.41km 09.53 SS2 Resolfen 1 25.08km 10.41 SS3 Rheola 1 27.91km 11.39 Serv A Swansea (30 mins) 13.07 SS4 Port Talbot 2 17.41km 14.10 SS5 Resolfen 2 25.08km 14.58 SS6 Rheola 2 27.91km 16.23 Serv B Swansea (45 mins) 17.36 Finish Swansea 18.21 Total 140.80km

Saturday 1 December: Leg 2 Swansea - Swansea Serv C Swansea (10 mins) 08.00 SS7 Crychan 1 19.56km 09.38 SS8 Epynt 1 13.76km 10.21 SS9 Halfway 1 18.37km 10.54 Serv D Swansea (30 mins) 12.49 SS10 Crychan 2 19.56km 14.47 SS11 Epynt 2 13.76km 15.30 SS12 Halfway 2 18.37km 16.29 SS13 Cardiff 1.10km 19.00 Serv E Swansea (45 mins) 20.10 Finish Swansea 20.55 Total 104.48km

Sunday 2 December: Leg 3 Swansea - Swansea Serv F Swansea (10 mins) 06.25 SS14 Brechfa 1 28.89km 07.46 SS15 Trawscoed 1 28.24km 08.33 Serv G Swansea (30 mins) 10.28 SS16 Brechfa 2 28.89km 12.09 SS17 Trawscoed 2 28.24km 12.56 Finish Cardiff 15.10 Total 114.26km

Rally total 359.54km

-credit: ford.com

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