The move back to Auckland brings a new service park at Queens Wharf in the heart of the city, although mid-leg remote service zones will be used each day in Whangarei, at Hampton Downs motor racing circuit on the edge of the city, and in Raglan.
The move back to Auckland brings a new service park at Queens Wharf in the heart of the city, although mid-leg remote service zones will be used each day in Whangarei, at Hampton Downs motor racing circuit on the edge of the city, and in Raglan. The opening leg journeys north to the Whangarei and Kaipara districts before ending with a short test at the Auckland Domain, home of the city's War Memorial Museum. The second leg heads south-west to the Franklin and northern Waikato area on roads used in 2008. All the day's country stages are mixed surface and the leg also includes two asphalt tests at Hampton Downs. The final leg is unchanged from 2008, and journeys further south to stages on the Tasman Sea coastline, including two passes through the classic Whaanga Coast. Drivers face 21 stages covering 396.50km in a route of 1496.51km. <pre> RALLY NEW ZEALAND ROUND 5 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 6 - 9 May 2010
Thursday 6 May: Ceremonial start Start Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 18.30
Friday 7 May: Day 1 Auckland - Auckland Start Auckland 07.15 SS1 Waipu Gorge 11.09km 09.03 SS2 Brooks 1 13.60km 09.26 SS3 Bull 1 32.56km 10.19 SS4 Cassidy 1 22.20km 11.02 RSZ A Whangarei (15 mins) 12.50 SS5 Springfield 9.87km 13.38 SS6 Brooks 2 13.60km 14.11 SS7 Bull 2 32.56km 14.59 SS8 Cassidy 2 22.20km 15.42 SS9 SSS Auckland Domain 1.50km 18.45 Serv B Auckland (45 mins) 19.08 Finish Auckland 20.03 Total 159.18km
Saturday 8 May: Day 2 Auckland - Auckland Start Auckland 06.00 Serv C Auckland (15 mins) 06.10 SS10 New Franklin 1 20.82km 07.43 SS11 Baker 1 21.42km 08.33 SS12 Te Akau Coast 1 30.89km 09.11 SS13 Hampton Downs 1 4.68km 11.46 RSZ D Hampton Downs (15 mins) 11.56 SS14 New Franklin 2 20.82km 12.49 SS15 Baker 2 21.42km 13.39 SS16 Te Akau Coast 2 30.89km 14.17 SS17 Hampton Downs 2 4.68km 15.59 Serv E Auckland (45 mins) 17.13 Finish Auckland 18.08 Total 155.62km
Sunday 9 May: Day 3 Auckland - Auckland Start Auckland 06.00 Serv F Auckland (15 mins) 06.10 SS18 Te Hutewai 1 11.18km 08.38 SS19 Whaanga Coast 1 29.67km 09.11 RSZ G Raglan (15 mins) 10.20 SS20 Te Hutewai 1 11.18km 10.51 SS21 Whaanga Coast 2 29.67km 11.24 Serv H Auckland (10 mins) 14.20 Finish Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 15.00 Total 81.70km
Rally total 396.50km