The structure is broadly the same as in 2007, although organisers have introduced two new stages and changed several more. The rally is again based at Salou's PortAventura theme park and all but one of the stages are in the Tarragona region, an...
The structure is broadly the same as in 2007, although organisers have introduced two new stages and changed several more. The rally is again based at Salou's PortAventura theme park and all but one of the stages are in the Tarragona region, an hour's drive from Barcelona. Each day comprises two passes over a different loop of three stages. After Thursday evening's start ceremony on the seafront, Friday's opening leg is the longest of the rally with 131.76km of competition. Saturday's second day north-west of Salou includes two new tests and the monster 38.27km El Priorat - La Ribera d'Ebre, the longest of the event. The final leg west of the town uses three stages unchanged from last year before the finish in Salou at 15.07. The 18 stages cover 353.62km in a route of 1313.99km. <pre> RALLY DE ESPANA ROUND 12 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2 - 5 October 2008
Thursday 2 October: Ceremonial start Start Passeig Jaume 1, Salou 20.00
Friday 3 October: Day 1 Salou - Salou Start PortAventura 07.30 SS1 La Mussara 1 20.48km 08.16 SS2 Querol 1 21.26km 10.04 SS3 El Montmell 1 24.14km 10.47 Serv A PortAventura (30 mins) 12.42 SS4 La Mussara 2 20.48km 13.58 SS5 Querol 2 21.26km 15.46 SS6 El Montmell 2 24.14km 16.29 Serv B PortAventura (45 mins) 18.14 Finish Port Aventura 18.59 Total 131.76km
Saturday 4 October: Day 2 Salou - Salou Serv C PortAventura (15 mins) 07.30 SS7 El Priorat / La Ribera d'Ebre 1 38.27km 08.44 SS8 Les Garrigues 1 8.60km 09.57 SS9 La Llena 1 17.12km 10.28 Serv D PortAventura (30 mins) 12.18 SS10 El Priorat / La Ribera d'Ebre 2 38.27km 13.47 SS11 Les Garrigues 2 8.60km 15.00 SS12 La Llena 2 17.12km 15.31 Serv E PortAventura (45 mins) 17.11 Finish PortAventura 17.56 Total 127.98km
Sunday 5 October: Day 3 Salou - Salou Serv F PortAventura (15 mins) 07.15 SS13 Riudecanyes 1 16.32km 08.05 SS14 Santa Marina 1 26.51km 09.06 SS15 La Serra d'Almos 1 4.11km 10.02 Serv G PortAventura (30 mins) 10.56 SS16 Riudecanyes 2 16.32km 12.01 SS17 Santa Marina 2 26.51km 13.02 SS18 La Serra d'Almos 2 4.11km 13.58 Serv H PortAventura (10 mins) 14.47 Finish Passeig Jaume 1, Salou 15.07 Total 93.88km
Rally total 353.62km