4th Round: WRC Portugal April 2-5,2009
Also a round of the JWRC and PWRC.
Official Website: Rally Portugal
After visiting Cyprus during its previous round, the WRC contenders will head to southernmost Portugal for the fourth event of the season. The gravel-based Rally Portugal, which was an IRC destination last year, switches back to the WRC calendar in 2009.
Beginning with an Algarve Stadium super special stage on Thursday 2 April – a site which will also serve as the rally's headquarters and service park - the action will afterwards resume the following morning with the first of three days appearing on the programme.
On Friday, the competitors face 429.19 kilometres of which 136.21km are timed across a double loop of three stages. Saturday's two loops of three stages count nearly 470km in all, with 145.18km run against the clock.
Sunday will offer two more routes to be completed twice, representing nearly 80km, before Rally Portugal is completed by another super special stage at the Algarve Stadium.
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