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WRC Rally Spain – the fight for the World Championship title continues

The Costa Daurada area will be the greatest pleasure for rally fans as well as for our courageous drivers, especially Sebastien Ogier! Fast, flowing and smooth Spanish asphalt roads designed for hard-working professionals are the true game that has more in common with circuit racing! This is the last of two final rounds of the 2021 World Rally Championship. Let’s take a quick look before the Rally Spain begins soon!

Last year, the Rally Spain withdrew from our seasonal trip in WRC calendar due to the coronavirus situation, but it is returning to make some noise near the Costa Daurada. Traditionally, Salou’s Port Aventura is already waiting for its guests with the hospitality of the seaside resort. So the opening ceremony begins on Thursday evening. Asphalt speed tests are not long in coming and add spice to the battle for the championship on Friday.

WRC Official, Rally Spain 2021
WRC Official, Rally Spain 2021

WRC Rally Spain, what is the plan for the route?

The route of the Rally Spain will be updated: some roads will be new, others will return to the route after many years. Friday will start very cheekily. The six stages add up to 112.02 km. Morning and afternoon runs through Vilaplana 20.00km, La Granadella 21.80km and Riba-roja 14.21km are divided by service in Salou. To pass all tests of Saturday with dignity, our rally drivers should stock up with encouraged!

The northeast of Salou at the weekend is the longest on Saturday with 117.54 km over seven stages! But at the end of the day, the sweet reward awaits the best. The favorite test by the sea in Salou over 2.24 km will finish the challenge.

The last battle on Sunday includes two stages from Santa Marina and Riudecanyes. The first pass from Santa Marina will be an additional challenge in the dark. The highest viewpoint will be the famous roundabout Coll de la Teixeta in Riudecanyes, where the riders complete a 360 degree doughnut in front of huge crowds on the slopes. You can’t imagine a better one!

Ott Tanak WRC Rally Spain 2019
Ott Tanak Spain 2019

Rally Spain 2021 Schedule

THURSDAY 14th OCTOBERSATURDAY 16th OCTOBERSUNDAY 17th OCTOBER
18:45 PRE SHOW AND OPENING CEREMONY – SALOU07:15 GOOD MORNING RALLY FANS06:00 GOOD MORNING RALLY FANS 
FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER08:44 SS7 SAVALLA 107:00 SS14 SANTA MARINA 1  
08:30 – GOOD MORNING RALLY FANS09:37 SS8 QUEROL – LES POBLES 107:40 BREAK  
08:43 SS1 VILAPLANA 110:20 BREAK08:00 SS15 RIUDECANYES 1 
09:30 BREAK10:30 SS9 EL MONTMELL 108:58 BREAK  
 
10:21 SS2 LA GRANADELLA 111:30 BREAK10:29 SS16 SANTA MARINA 1  
11:15 BREAK14:14 SS10 SAVALLA 211:15 BREAK 
 
11:42 SS3 RIBA-ROJA15:07 SS11 QUEROL – POBLES 212:00 SS17 RIUDECANYES 2 WOLF POWER STAGE  
12:30 BREAK15:50 BREAK13:28 BREAK  
15:00 SS4 VILAPLANA 216:00 SS12 EL MONTMELL 2 – 113:30 PORT AVENTURA STUDIO WRAP UP SHOW
16:00 BREAK17:00 BREAK 
16:28 SS5 LA GRANADELLA 218:00 SS13 SALOU 
17:20 BREAK18:35 PORT AVENTURA STUDIO, MEDIA ZONE 
17:59 SS6 RIBA-ROJA 2  
18:45 BREAK  
19:30 PORT AVENTURA STUDIO  
*Note the theme may change, here is the local time UTC + 2
drivers standings before Rally Spain
drivers standings before Rally Spain 2021

Who are the favorites?

The Rally Spain is a key, decisive round. The fate of the championship title can be decided this weekend, and the main contender for the title of the bravest – Sebastian Ogier. Although one has to wait for conclusions! Spanish asphalt is very moody and much can change. Another favorite here is Ott Tanak – the pride of the Hyundai Motorsport team. Another ace up their sleeve is Dani Sordo, a Spanish rally driver – the superstar in his home country. His victory is the happiest end of the weekend for all fans. But it is only in the plans. Whether it comes true – we will soon find out at the WRC Rally Spain 2021.