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WRC Spain - Rallye de Espana - Catalunya - October 1-4
The entry list is now complete ahead of the World Rally Championship's penultimate round of the year at Rally Spain. 80 crews representing 28 different countries have signed up for the event situated on Catalonia's Costa Daurada.
The event's 45th edition will be based in Salou from October 1st to 4th, with rally headquarters next to the Port Aventura park.
Following the Citroen camp's post-rally penalty in Australia, victory shifted from Sebastien Loeb to Mikko Hirvonen and gave the Finn a five-point advantage in the drivers' standings. The Spanish round will therefore be crucial in conquering the 2009 crown.
The situation also means that a number of Citroen C4 WRCs and Ford Focus RS WRCs could very well play an important part in the title fight, and all five teams participating in the World Rally Championship will have at least two cars defending their interests in Spain.