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Rally Portugal: Rally Route

The Algarve and Baixo Alentejo regions of Portugal's south coast remain the focus for the rally. There are few changes from last year and Estadio Algarve, built on the edge of Faro for the 2004 European Soccer Championships, is again the base. ...

The Algarve and Baixo Alentejo regions of Portugal's south coast remain the focus for the rally. There are few changes from last year and Estadio Algarve, built on the edge of Faro for the 2004 European Soccer Championships, is again the base. It hosts the single service park and a super special stage inside the arena starts the event on Thursday evening and brings it to a close on Sunday afternoon. The rest of the stages are based in the Serra do Caldeirão hills, north of Faro. Each leg comprises two identical loops of stages, split by a return to the service park. The roads differ little from last year, with just nine per cent of the route new and one stage on the opening day held in the opposite direction. Drivers tackle 18 stages covering 355.32km in a route of 1223.07km. <pre> RALLY DE PORTUGAL ROUND 6 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 27 - 30 May 2010

Thursday 27 May: Day 1 Faro - Faro Start Algarve Stadium 20.25 SS1 SSS Estadio Algarve 1 2.03km 20.30 Finish Algarve Stadium 20.40

Friday 28 May: Day 1 (continued) Faro - Faro Serv A Algarve Stadium (15 mins) 08.10 SS2 Santa Clara 1 22.72km 09.30 SS3 Ourique 1 20.21km 10.18 SS4 Silves 1 21.36km 11.16 Serv B Algarve Stadium (30 mins) 12.35 SS5 Santa Clara 2 22.72km 14.10 SS6 Ourique 2 20.21km 14.58 SS7 Silves 2 21.36km 15.56 Serv C Algarve Stadium (45 mins) 17.00 Finish Algarve Stadium 17.45 Total 130.61km

Saturday 29 May: Day 2 Faro - Faro Serv D Algarve Stadium (15 mins) 08.10 SS8 Almodovar 1 26.20km 09.27 SS9 Vascão 1 25.23km 10.20 SS10 S Bras de Alportel 1 16.12km 11.25 Serv E Algarve Stadium (30 mins) 12.35 SS11 Almodovar 2 26.20km 14.07 SS12 Vascão 2 25.23km 15.00 SS13 S Bras de Alportel 2 16.12km 16.05 Serv F Algarve Stadium (45 mins) 17.00 Finish Algarve Stadium 17.45 Total 135.10km

Sunday 30 May: Day 3 Faro - Faro Serv G Algarve Stadium (15 mins) 06.20 SS14 Felizes 1 21.28km 07.18 SS15 Loule 1 22.51km 08.09 Serv H Algarve Stadium (30 mins) 09.35 SS16 Felizes 2 21.28km 10.48 SS17 Loule 2 22.51km 11.39 Serv I Algarve Stadium (10 mins) 12.53 SS18 SSS Estadio Algarve 2 2.03km 13.55 Finish Algarve Stadium 14.05 Total 89.61km

Rally total 355.32km

-source: ford

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