Rally Liepāja - 16-18/09/2016
Rally Liepāja, which took place for the first time in 2013 when it ran up Latvia’s Baltic coast from Liepāja to Ventspils, was due to open the 2016 ERC schedule in early February. However, higher-than-normal temperatures damaged the surface of the stages, causing concerns for safety and also for the state of roads used by the public. The new September date will effectively make for an all-new rally as crews adjust to the purely gravel stages. As well as hosting the event-closing street test, Liepāja city will stage the ceremonial start and finish at the newly-built Great Amber concert hall.
Stages: 12 (mainly gravel)
Stage distance: 207.75 kilometres
Liaison distance: 577.95 kilometres
Total distance: 785.70 kilometres
Qualifying stage: 4.57 kilometres
What's up for grabs?
ERC, ERC2, ERC3, ERC Junior, ERC Ladies’ Trophy