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The World Rally Championship heads into uncharted territory this week with the trip to Poland.
Rally Poland is the first of two all-new fixtures in 2009 and the last of a compact mid-season flurry of three events in just six weeks.
It is the second oldest event in the world behind the classic Rallye Monte-Carlo, and returns to the series for the first time since 1973 when it formed part of the inaugural FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers. On that occasion only three of the 62 starters finished the two-day rally that covered 55 speed tests and 750 competitive kilometres - more than twice the length of this week's encounter.
Based around the popular tourist town of Mikolajki in the north-east of the country the drivers will take on 352 kilometres over 18 stages around the Mazurian Lake District and forests of the region. Average speeds are expected to be higher than anything seen so far this season with hard, wide roads featuring prominently.
The 55 crews entered are sure to receive a warm welcome from the tens of thousands of local fans who are expected to flood Mikolajki for the 66th edition of the event.
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