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Rally New Zealand: Rally Route

The itinerary is virtually identical to 2006 with only a few minor changes to some stages. It is again based at Hamilton, 130km south of Auckland and close to North Island's west coast, with a single service park at the Mystery Creek Events...

The itinerary is virtually identical to 2006 with only a few minor changes to some stages. It is again based at Hamilton, 130km south of Auckland and close to North Island's west coast, with a single service park at the Mystery Creek Events Centre, a few kilometres to the south. After a ceremonial start in Hamilton on Thursday evening, the opening leg heads south-west and includes two passes over the 43.88km Waitomo stage – one of the longest in the championship. The second leg is based north-west and is the longest of the rally. The super special stage at Mystery Creek, which surrounds the service park, has been moved from the end of the day to the middle of the leg. The final leg hugs the Tasman Sea coastline and includes a remote service zone at Raglan. The highlight is two passes over the classic Whaanga Coast test, regarded as one of the best in the entire championship, before ending with a third pass over the Mystery Creek test. There are 18 stages in total, covering 353.56km in a route of 1255.98km. <pre> RALLY NEW ZEALAND ROUND 11 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 30 August - 2 September 2007

Thursday 30 August: Ceremonial start Start Hood Street, Hamilton 18.30

Friday 31 August: Leg 1 Mystery Creek - Mystery Creek Start Mystery Creek 08.20 SS1 Pirongia West 1 18.31km 09.18 SS2 Waitomo 1 43.88km 10.21 Serv A Mystery Creek (30 mins) 12.39 SS3 Pirongia West 2 18.31km 14.07 SS4 Waitomo 2 43.88km 15.10 SS5 Mystery Creek 1 3.14km 17.03 Serv B Mystery Creek (45 mins) 17.21 Finish Mystery Creek 18.06 Total 127.52km

Saturday 1 September: Leg 2 Mystery Creek - Mystery Creek Serv C Mystery Creek (10 mins) 06.50 SS6 Port Waikato 17.22km 09.03 SS7 Possum 13.88km 09.41 SS8 Franklin 31.58km 10.19 SS9 Mystery Creek 2 3.14km 12.32 Serv D Mystery Creek (30 mins) 13.10 SS10 Te Akau South 31.92km 14.58 SS11 Te Akau North 32.36km 15.41 Serv E Mystery Creek (45 mins) 17.44 Finish Mystery Creek 18.29 Total 130.10km

Sunday 2 September: Leg 3 Mystery Creek - Mystery Creek Serv F Mystery Creek (10 mins) 07.40 SS12 Maungatawhiri 1 5.35km 09.03 SS13 Te Hutewai 1 11.23km 09.31 SS14 Whaanga Coast 1 29.82km 09.59 RSZ Raglan (15 mins) 10.55 SS15 Maungatawhiri 2 5.35km 11.38 SS16 Te Hutewai 2 11.23km 12.06 SS17 Whaanga Coast 2 29.82km 12.34 SS18 Mystery Creek 3 3.14km 14.18 Finish Mystery Creek 15.15 Total 95.94km

Rally Total 353.56km

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