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    This year there will be stages two per leg, twice each, plus a super special called “Fernet Branca” for the rally action opening as well as for the closing of the second leg. Based on this itinerary, spectators can comfortably watch the show as it is layout for fans to to pick one spot per day and stay there with friends or family for both passages of participants.

    This time, the chosen stages offer several places allowed to watch the event in a safe context, always in classic areas that, with jumps, water splashes and corners, which may be of the delight of a million crowds in the Cordobese hills during the rally.

    As in every other year, it is important to consider the closing times for each special stage, either for vehicles or pedestrians. That means an average of six to four hours before the start is needed, so as to security measures as well as traffic laws must be respected.

    It is also interesting to remind everyone that it will be impossible to leave the stages before the second pass of the competing cars, so it is recommended to take the necessary provisions to spend a whole day in the stage.

    SSS1 FERNET BRANCA

    Parque Temático de Carlos Paz
    Thursday 8 May SSS 1 – 16:00
    Saturday 10 May SSS 10 – 19:03
    The circuit is located in a strategic city access point, just between the Costa Azul road and the Justiniano Posse motorway. It has only one access for fans on the Costa Azul side, a few meters away from the highway and permanently opened for spectators in and out. Right there, there will be a significant car parking lot to park cars.

    Inside the SSS facility, fans will be able to follow the action all around the external side of the track since the surface is like a giant natural grandstand.

    It is a twisted circuit, but it also has fast corners among some slower ones, a big jump and a bridge that cars might cross sideways, one above and the other below, which should be an amazing show. Once again, this year the show will take place on a Thursday evening, which makes it more attractive for people to attend this show.

    SS 2/4 SANTA CATALINA – LA PAMPA

    Santa Catalina – La Pampa (27,09 Km)
    Friday 9 May: SS 2 – 9:08 / SS 4 – 14:41
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrians: 2 hours before the start.

    This is one of the traditional stages, which was a little shortened compared to the 2012 edition. In spite of that, it is still the longest and most demanding one for its 27,09 km.

    This time it starts near the Santa Catalina Jesuit Estate, its course changes from slow turns at the beginning to some medium to fast speed corners later in the middle of crests and jumps that will provide a good show.

    There are two recommended accesses for the spectators, one can be taken from the start through the road that gets to the paved road to Santa Catalina’s Jesuits Stage, the other choice is to take the road on the final section of the stage which is more attractive and counts on more interesting turns.

    There are two entries suggested, one at the start through the road heading straight to the tarmac way to the Santa Catalina farm, the other near the finish, which is usually more spectacular in terms of corners and views.

    The surroundings of the Santa Catalina Estate have been declared of world’s historical heritage, so public access is forbidden.

    SS 3/5 SPEEDAGRO ASCOCHINGA – AGUA DE ORO

    “SpeedAgro” Ascochinga – Agua de Oro (51,88km):
    Friday 9 May: SS 3 – 9:51 / SS 5 – 15:24
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrians: 2 hours before the start.

    It is one of the longest stages of the competition which is also one of the most beautiful ones to enjoy the race. The stage starts near Ascochinga’s downtown and links the small hills with the Punilla Valley in a very demanding itinerary and it then goes back to Agua de Oro, it offers all sort of complexities for a stage. Fast sections and mingled together with slow ones with ups and downs, water splashes and thousands of turns, a stage that is repeated in the history of Rally Argentina but links two historic stages of the road such as Ascochinga – La Cumbre and La Cumbre – Agua de Oro.

    The most interesting and easy to Access places to park and see the competition are closet o the start of the stage in the Tres Cascadas area. You can also get Access to it through La Cumbre right in the middle of the stage. Towards the end of the stage, the best Access is placed on the Candonga road and it takes spectators right to the finish point.

     

    SS 6/8 SAN AGUSTÍN – VILLA DEL DIQUE

    San Agustín – Villa del Dique (39,99 Km):
    Saturday 10 May: SS 6 – 8:33 / SS 8 – 14:59
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrians: 2 hours before the start.
    After some years another Classic Stage is back on the itinerary which is very much chosen by spectarors: San Agustín – Villa del Dique.

    This is one of the changes made in relation to last year’s edition. This stage combines well-known areas of fast straight lines with jumps like the ones in Las Bajadas which amaze fans and take their breaths away.

    It is one of the longest stages of the event, but very attractive too when it comes to driving. There are two fast zones in the beginning run ahead a new section plenty of medium and high speed corners that can be crucial to set a good overall time.

    There are a couple of ideal places to see the cars go by: Santa Rosa’s water splash that includes a big natural grandstand for spectators and a huge jump near Las Bajadas village where one can get directly from National Road 36. There is also another access throught the Santa Rosa road that gets to a mountain shelter.

    For any of the choices, it is highly recommended to enter the stage as early as possible because these are places that gather together a lot of fans.

     

    SS 7/9 AMBOY – YACANTO

    Amboy – Yacanto (39,16 Km):
    Saturday 10 Mayo: SS 7 – 9:41 / SS 9 – 16:07
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrian: 2 hours before the start.

    Amboy – Yacanto is also a new feature of this year’s event. An early access is required to enter the stage since there are many spectators usually. It is advised to enter through Santa Rosa de Calamuchita and considering that the iron bridge is a two-way one, it tends to cause traffic jams. There are good places for parking both in the start and especially in finish of the stage.

    Surface is smooth but in good conditions, so the cars slide widely and make a great show. It is a fast stage in the first kilometers before taking the detour that heads to a more twisty section with uphill and downhill areas until reaching the Los Molinos lake, whose coast is surrounded for a while by the drivers towards the end of the stage. Near Yacanto, the road gets faster again and the distance is completed with a long straight where WRC cars reach high speeds.

    Spectators here can only stand in the first 17 kilometers of the road or in the last kilometer and a half. Access in the rest of the stage is forbidden for safety reasons.

    Ss 11/13 GIULIO CESARE – MINA CLAVERO

    Giulio Césare – Mina Clavero (22,07 Km):
    Sunday 11 May: SS 11 – 8:56 / SS 13 – 11:17
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrian: 2 hours before the start.

    An all-time classic in the championship, this stage brings back its original starting point, so fans will be able to enjoy the starting point of the Giulio and competitors will run downhill in one of the most technical stages which is also one of the most shocking ones of the calendar in terms of its landscape.

    People can get access there in three ways. First, through the finish area in San Lorenzo. Second, in the Giulio Cesare area near Road 20 (the Altas Cumbres road) in the finish. Third, in the inner side of the road going to Santa María Hotel (Camino de los Artesanos). Access will only be allowed for cars until the parking areas are full.

    It is a twisty stage and the whole distance is driven downhill, considering that the itinerary is completely different when going uphill. There are spectacular hairpins and the ground is rough. Normally, the first cars leave loose rocks. One of the best places to watch the action is close to the finish, a few meters of the “Jorge Recalde” road that goes from Córdoba to Mina Clavero.

     

    SS 12/14 VOLKSWAGEN EL CÓNDOR – COPINA

    “Volskwagen” El Cóndor – Copina (16,32 Km):
    Domingo 11 May: SS 12 – 10:14 / SS 14 – 13:05 (Power Stage)
    Estimated closing time: Vehicles: 5 hours before the start.
    Pedestrian: 2 hours before the start.

    No doubt this is the most traditional special stage of the rally and it is usually very crowded. Therefore, it is necessary to close its access with several hours of anticipation of e the start. Furthermore, parking lots are small, so fans must walk a long way. The best access is in Copina. The evacuation of the stage will be done through roads going to Villa Carlos Paz and Bosque Alegre. There are also nice spots are located near the start. In this case, a good advice is parking the cars at El Cóndor on the edge of the road and walk 1,000 meters to the beginning of the stage.

    Following the action from the huge rocks around the area give a perfect chance to watch the competitors from high points. The stage is mostly fast and crosses the famous iron bridges hanging from canyons in a great visual show.
    * Very important: all closing times are estimated. If a stage is fully crowded, Police forces can close it before the scheduled time published. It is good to get to the special stages early enough to avoid inconveniences.

     

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