The Route of Central European Rally 2023

The organizers of Central European Rally announced the route of their event which will held the penultimate round of this year's championship.

From Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October, the crews will get a first taste of the stages as the recce will be held these three days. After the end of day 3 of recce, the crews will make some final adjustments to their car as they will pass throughout Shakedown stage in Tittling. It is a three-kilometer stage in the Dreiburgenland region to the north of Passau which will be held on Wednesday 25 October.

The ceremonial start is expected to be spectacular as it will be located in Prague Castle and will be held on Thursday 26 October at 14:00 local time. Afterwards, the fans will have the chance to watch their favorite crews as a superspecial stage awaits the crews at the capital city of Czech Republic.

The real rally action starts on Friday 27 October with seven stages and over 130 competitive kilometers. Both loops will include two passes from three stages, but the highlight of the day will be the superspecial stage in the Bohemian town of Klatovy which will be the concluding stage of the morning loop before the crews go back to the tyre zone for regrouping.

Saturday contains six stages and 100 kilometers in distance. The crews will move from Czech Republic to Germany and Austria to run three stages twice. More specifically, the first is just outside the city gates of Passau, in the Schärdinger Innviertel quarter. The following stage is located between Kollerschlag, Oepping, Sarleinsbach and Peilstein im Mühlviertel and is the longest of the whole event with 27 kilometers. Both loops will conclude with “Knaus Tabbert Bayerischer Wald” which will take place between Neureichenau in Bavaria and the Austrian municipality of Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald, in close proximity to the three-border region.

The final day of the rally contains four stages and 70 kilometers. The Böhmerwald stage in Austria will provide 17 kilometers of action in the region between Julbach, Nebelberg and Ulrichsberg in the Mühlviertel region and will be the opening stage of the morning and the afternoon. "Passauer Land" is a 16-kilometer stage which will be the second stage of Sunday, but the most important is that one crew will have the chance to score five maximum points for the championship. After the end of Powerstage, the winning drivers and co-drivers will take their trophies during the podium ceremony at Passauer Land of Germany.

Totally, Central European Rally will include 18 stages and more than 300 competitive kilometers, but the organizers have not decided the stage names yet.

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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