The rally is based in the small town of Sligo, in the north-west of the Republic of Ireland, which also hosts the single service park. Even for those drivers who competed in the candidate event here last year, there will be little advantage as...
The rally is based in the small town of Sligo, in the north-west of the Republic of Ireland, which also hosts the single service park. Even for those drivers who competed in the candidate event here last year, there will be little advantage as more than two-thirds of the route is new and only one stage is unchanged. The rally begins on Thursday evening with a super special stage at Stormont, Northern Ireland's Parliament buildings in Belfast. The opening day is the longest and is based entirely in the Republic, taking in fast moorland and mountain roads east of Sligo. The second leg's stages cover narrow farm roads in the Fermanagh lakelands, across the border in Northern Ireland. The final day includes both countries, ending with a picture postcard test on the coast at Mullaghmore, which will be covered live on television, before the afternoon finish in Sligo. Drivers face 20 stages covering 342.34km in a total route of 1196.25km. Of the 14 stage locations, six are in Northern Ireland and eight in the Republic. <pre> RALLY IRELAND ROUND 15 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 15 - 18 November 2007
Thursday 15 November: Leg 1: Belfast - Belfast Start Stormont 18.50 SS1 Stormont Super Special 1.82km 19.00 Finish Stormont 19.15
Friday 16 November: Leg 1 (continued) Sligo - Sligo Start Sligo 07.25 SS2 Geevagh 1 11.48km 08.05 SS3 Arigna 1 27.90km 08.33 SS4 Lough Gill 1 20.57km 09.24 Serv A Sligo (30 mins) 10.19 SS5 Geevagh 2 11.48km 11.29 SS6 Arigna 2 27.90km 11.57 SS7 Lough Gill 2 20.57km 12.48 Serv B Sligo (30 mins) 13.43 SS8 Glenboy 22.25km 15.01 SS9 Bencroy 15.44km 15.54 SS10 Drumshanbo 8.66km 16.19 Serv C Sligo (45 mins) 17.49 Finish Sligo 18.34 Total 168.07km
Saturday 17 November: Leg 2 Sligo - Sligo Serv D Sligo (10 mins) 06.30 SS11 Sloughan Glen 1 27.76km 08.13 SS12 Ballinamallard 1 17.96km 09.08 SS13 Tempo 1 13.46km 09.51 Serv E Sligo (30 mins) 12.01 SS14 Sloughan Glen 2 27.76km 14.04 SS15 Ballinamallard 2 17.96km 14.59 SS16 Tempo 2 13.46km 15.42 Serv F Sligo (45 mins) 17.32 Finish Sligo 18.17 Total 118.36km
Sunday 18 November: Leg 3 Sligo - Sligo Serv G Sligo (10 mins) 07.00 SS17 Murley 24.70km 09.03 SS18 Fardross 14.77km 09.51 SS19 Donegal Bay 14.06km 11.39 SS20 Mullaghmore 2.38km 13.08 Finish Sligo 14.18 Total 55.91km
Rally total 342.34km