The rally remains faithful to its traditional format of visiting the three valleys of Cordoba province, each of which offers stages of differing character and landscape. However, several of last year's scheduled opening day tests near La Falda...
The rally remains faithful to its traditional format of visiting the three valleys of Cordoba province, each of which offers stages of differing character and landscape. However, several of last year's scheduled opening day tests near La Falda have been dropped and two stages not used for several years have been reintroduced. Organisers have also scrapped the opening stage in Buenos Aires' River Plate soccer stadium. The first day heads north from the Carlos Paz base into the Punilla Valley while the second leg, the longest of the event, heads south to the Calamuchita valley for a double pass over faster roads. Both days end with a new stage at Cordoba's soccer stadium, but without using the main arena. The final leg covers just 42km south-west of Carlos Paz in the Traslasierra mountains, comprising the rocky El Condor and Giulio Cesare tests, two of the most famous and toughest in the championship, which peak at 2195m. It ends with a super special stage over a different route at the stadium. Drivers face 21 stages covering 347.91km in a route of 1619.45km. <pre> RALLY ARGENTINA ROUND 4 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 27 - 30 March 2008
Thursday 27 March: Ceremonial start Start Cordoba 20.00
Friday 28 March: Day 1 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Start Carlos Paz 06.22 SS1 La Cumbre - Agua de Oro 1 18.70km 07.45 SS2 Ascochinga - La Cumbre 1 23.28km 08.41 SS3 Capilla del Monte - San Marcos 1 22.95km 09.44 SS4 San Marcos - Charbonier 1 9.61km 10.16 Serv A Carlos Paz (30 mins) 12.17 SS5 Ascochinga - La Cumbre 2 23.28km 14.26 SS6 Capilla del Monte - San Marcos 2 22.95km 15.29 SS7 San Marcos - Charbonier 2 9.61km 16.01 SS8 La Cumbre - Agua de Oro 2 18.70km 17.04 SS9 Estadio Cordoba 1 1.78km 18.45 Serv B Carlos Paz (45 mins) 19.25 Finish Carlos Paz 20.10 Total 150.86km
Saturday 29 March: Day 2 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Serv C Carlos Paz (15 mins) 06.10 SS10 Santa Monica - Amboy 1 22.17km 08.05 SS11 Villa del Dique - Las Bajadas 1 16.41km 08.57 SS12 San Agustin - Villa Gnrl Belgrano 1 16.31km 09.35 SS13 Santa Rosa - San Agustin 1 21.41km 10.20 Serv D Carlos Paz (30 mins) 12.15 SS14 Santa Monica - Amboy 2 22.17km 14.25 SS15 Villa del Dique - Las Bajadas 2 16.41km 15.17 SS16 San Agustin - Villa Gnrl Belgrano 2 16.31km 15.55 SS17 Santa Rosa - San Agustin 2 21.41km 16.40 SS18 Estadio Cordoba 2 1.78km 18.45 Serv E Carlos Paz (45 mins) 19.25 Finish Carlos Paz 20.10 Total 154.38km
Sunday 30 March: Day 3 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Serv F Carlos Paz (15 mins) 06.55 SS19 Mina Clavero - Giulio Cesare 24.70km 09.13 SS20 El Condor - Copina 16.06km 10.05 SS21 Estadio Cordoba 1.98km 11.50 Serv G Carlos Paz (10 mins) 12.45 Finish Carlos Paz 13.10 Total 42.67km
Rally total 347.91km