The Route of Rally Chile 2023

The organizers of Rally Chile announced the route of their event which returns to WRC calendar after four years.

From Tuesday 26 September to Wednesday 27 September, the recce will take place for all the crews to make their final changes to the pacenotes. On Thursday 28 September, the drivers will have the chance to make their final adjustments to the set-up of during the shakedown session which is named "Bio Bio" and will be held at 08:01 local time in the morning. Later, the fans will have the opportunity to get signed autograph cards from their favorite crews and the autograph session will take place at 17:30 in Los Angeles of Chile. The official start of the rally will begin with the ceremony at 19:00 in Los Angeles.

The rally action starts on Friday with three repeated stages for each loop which means that there will be six stages in total and 110,08 competitive kilometers. "Pulperia" will be the opening stage for both legs and afterwards "Rere" will be followed. "Rio Claro" is the final stage of morning and afternoon loops and will be the longest one of the day with 24,45 Kilometers in distance. All these stages are brand-new to the itinerary.

Saturday includes the same number of stages like on Friday, but the competitive kilometers will be 150,28. The crews will firstly run from "Chivilingo" in the morning and on the afternoon, which is also a brand-new stage with 27,10 Km. Afterwards, "Rio Lia" and "Maria de las Cruces" will conclude the action for Saturday. Both of them were included to Rally Chile of 2019 and took place on Saturday in that year's version. "Maria de la Cruces" is the longest stage of the rally with 27,14 Km in length, just four meters longer than "Chivilingo".

The final day of Rally Chile contains two loops of two repeated stages and 52,42 Km. The opening stage of the morning and the afternoon loop will be "Las Pataguas" with 13,13 Km. The crews will head to "El Ponen" after their first pass from "Las Pataguas". Wolff Powerstage will be the second pass from "El Ponen" which is a five-meter shorter stage than "Las Pataguas". The area for the prize-giving and the podium finish has not been confirmed yet by the organizers.

Totally, Rally Chile of 2023 includes 16 stages and 312,78 competitive kilometers.

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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