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FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

RALLY RACC CATALUNYA RALLY DE ESPAÑA 2018

RALLY RACC CATALUNYA RALLY DE ESPAÑA 2018

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Event History

  • First run in 1957 and included in the European Championship from 1975.
  • Entered the WRC in 1991 when it was based on the Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar.
  • Relocated to Salou in 2002 and after being a pure asphalt event, it developed into a mixed surface event in 2010.
  • Sébastien Loeb dominated the rally, winning every year between 2005 and 2012.

Challenge

  • Only mixed surface round of the season as two days of asphalt are blended with a day of primarily gravel.
  • After the first full day teams convert their cars from gravel to asphalt specification in a longer than usual evening service to accommodate the surface change.
  • Drivers must quickly adapt their driving style to an overnight change in road surface.
  • Fast, smooth, sweeping asphalt is comparable to a race circuit in its characteristics.

Car Setup

  • Both asphalt and gravel set-up required for the mixed roads.
  • Different tyres are needed for the two surfaces.
  • Asphalt is abrasive and if temperatures are hot, drivers must manage tyre wear carefully.
Event Website

Information taken from the FIA World Rally Championship website.

Info
Location: Salou, Spain
Date: October 25, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Timezone: UTC +2
Categories: WRC, WRC2 and WRC3