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Rally Argentina: Rally Route

Organisers have made major changes to produce a more compact event. Rather than each leg visiting one of Cordoba's three valleys, the first and final days will be based in the Punilla Valley, north of Carlos Paz, with a gruelling middle leg to the...

Organisers have made major changes to produce a more compact event. Rather than each leg visiting one of Cordoba's three valleys, the first and final days will be based in the Punilla Valley, north of Carlos Paz, with a gruelling middle leg to the south-west in the Traslasierra mountains. After a Thursday evening super special stage at Cordoba's soccer stadium, home to the World Cup in 1978, Friday's route in the north of the Punilla Valley is virtually identical to 2008. Drivers face a double pass over the rocky El Condor and Giulio Cesare tests on the second day, two of the most famous and toughest of the year, which peak at 2195m. The final leg is a short day in the south of the Punilla Valley, close to Carlos Paz, over roads last used in 2007. Both the second and third legs conclude with a repeat of the stadium test. Drivers face 23 stages covering 331.80km in a route of 1533.65km. <pre> RALLY ARGENTINA ROUND 5 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 23 - 26 April 2009

Thursday 23 April: Day 1 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Start Carlos Paz 18.30 SS1 Estadio Cordoba I 2.40km 19.05 Finish Carlos Paz 19.45

Friday 24 April: Day 1 (continued) Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Serv A Carlos Paz (15 mins) 06.07 SS2 La Cumbre - Agua de Oro I 14.94km 07.45 SS3 Ascochinga - La Cumbre I 22.38km 08.41 SS4 Capilla del Monte - San Marcos I 22.95km 09.44 SS5 San Marcos - Charbonier I 9.61km 10.16 Serv B Carlos Paz (30 mins) 12.17 SS6 Ascochinga - La Cumbre II 22.38km 14.26 SS7 Capilla del Monte - San Marcos I 22.95km 15.29 SS8 San Marcos - Charbonier II 9.61km 16.01 SS9 La Cumbre - Agua de Oro II 14.94km 17.04 Serv C Carlos Paz (45 mins) 19.04 Finish Carlos Paz 19.49 Total 142.16km

Saturday 25 April: Day 2 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Serv D Carlos Paz (15 mins) 07.00 SS10 El Mirador - San Lorenzo I 20.81km 09.38 SS11 Mina Clavero - Giulio Cesare I 22.79km 10.12 SS12 El Condor - Copina I 16.29km 11.00 SS13 Icho Cruz - Carlos Paz I 9.73km 11.46 Serv E Carlos Paz (30 mins) 12.30 SS14 El Mirador - San Lorenzo II 20.81km 15.23 SS15 Mina Clavero - Giulio Cesare II 22.79km 15.57 SS16 El Condor - Copina II 16.29km 16.45 SS17 Icho Cruz - Carlos Paz II 9.73km 17.31 SS18 Estadio Cordoba II 2.40km 19.05 Serv F Carlos Paz (45 mins) 19.45 Finish Carlos Paz 20.30 Total 141.64km

Sunday 26 April: Day 3 Carlos Paz - Carlos Paz Serv G Carlos Paz (15 mins) 07.30 SS19 Villa Giardino - La Falda 15.78km 08.48 SS20 Valler Hermoso - Casa Grande 10.95km 09.20 SS21 Cosquin - Tanti 11.27km 10.03 SS22 Tanti Nuevo - Villa Garcia 7.60km 10.26 SS23 Estadio Cordoba III 2.40km 12.05 Serv H Carlos Paz (10 mins) 13.03 Finish Carlos Paz 13.30 Total 48.00km

Rally total 331.80km

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