Rally Route Once again the rally is based entirely in the forests of South Wales. The itinerary shows few differences from 2002 with only minor changes to the stage routes. Just the Rhondda stage, used twice on Sunday, was not used last year,...
Once again the rally is based entirely in the forests of South Wales. The itinerary shows few differences from 2002 with only minor changes to the stage routes. Just the Rhondda stage, used twice on Sunday, was not used last year, but most drivers have previous experience of it from 2001. The action begins with a super special stage in the heart of Cardiff on Thursday night, a test that is repeated at the end of Friday and Saturday's legs. The opening leg, the longest of the rally, continues on Friday with two tests to the north-west before entering the Vale of Neath mountains, in which the bulk of the rally's competitive distance is based. Saturday takes competitors to the northernmost part of the route, close to military land around the Brecon Beacons, before returning to the Vale of Neath while the final day is based entirely in the Vale. Competitors face 18 stages covering 376.81km in a route of 1574.52km.
Round 14 FIA World Rally Championship
6 - 9 November 2003 <pre> Thursday 6 November: Leg 1 Cardiff - Cardiff Start Cardiff 19.00 SS1 Cardiff Super Special 1 2.45km 19.30 Finish Cardiff 20.05
Friday 7 November: Leg 1 (cont) Cardiff - Cardiff Start Cardiff 05.30 SS2 Brechfa 23.12km 07.51 SS3 Trawscoed 27.97km 08.30 SS4 Rheola 1 32.58km 11.20 SS5 Resolfen 1 43.09km 12.38 SS6 Rheola 2 32.58km 15.48 SS7 Cardiff Super Special 2 2.45km 19.32 Finish Cardiff 20.07 Total 164.24km
Saturday 8 November: Leg 2 Cardiff - Cardiff Start Cardiff 05.00 SS8 Crychan 1 13.05km 07.47 SS9 Halfway 1 18.53km 08.14 SS10 Crychan 2 13.05km 10.27 SS11 Halfway 2 18.53km 10.54 SS12 Margam Forest 17.37km 13.13 SS13 Margam Park 1 12.64km 13.46 SS14 Resolfen 2 43.09km 15.32 SS15 Cardiff Super Special 3 2.45km 19.38 Finish Cardiff 20.13 Total 138.71km
Sunday 9 November: Leg 3 Cardiff - Margam Park Start Cardiff 05.20 SS16 Rhondda 1 30.61km 07.48 SS17 Rhondda 2 30.61km 11.02 SS18 Margam Park 2 12.64km 13.04 Finish Margam Park 13.24 Total 73.86km
Rally Total 376.81km