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Rally Liepāja

Rally Liepāja - 06-08/10/2017

THE RALLY IN 100 WORDS

Rally Liepāja, first held in 2013 when it ran up Latvia’s Baltic coast from Liepāja to Ventspils, was to open the 2016 ERC schedule in February. However, higher-than-normal temperatures damaged stage surfaces, prompting concerns over safety and the state of the public roads. It was rescheduled to autumn and the new date effectively made for an all-new rally as crews adjusted to gravel stages free of snow and ice. As well as hosting an asphalt street stage, Liepāja is home to the ceremonial start and finish. The city’s Great Amber concert hall is the setting for the ERC end-of-season awards.

EVENT ESSENTIALS (all timings local and subject to change)

Starts: 20h30, Friday 6 October, Jūras iela 16, Liepāja
Finishes: 16h10, Sunday 8 October, Pulvera iela, Liepāja
Headquarters: Liepāja Olympic Centre, Brīvības iela 39, Liepāja
Service park: Pulvera iela, Liepāja (approximately 6.0 kilometres from event HQ)
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): Four (2013-2016)
Stages: 13
Stage distance: 204.22 (97.05kms leg one, 107.17kms leg two)
Liaison: 496.08 kilometres
Total: 723.13 kilometres
Surface: Mainly gravel (Liepāja City Stage all-asphalt)

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