RALLY GB Schedule

ROUND 15 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 - 7 December 2008

Rally Route

Although the rally remains based in south Wales, major changes take competitors back to the classic mid-Wales forests of Hafren and Myherin for the first time in eight years. 

As a result the Brechfa Forest tests have been dropped.  The start and finish remains in Cardiff with the service park again in Swansea's marina area, 70km away. 

The new mileage forms the bulk of the opening day, with two short spectator friendly tests at Walters Arena in Rheola Forest completing the action.  Saturday mixes the long Resolfen test in the Vale of Neath with the traditional tests further north, run in the opposite direction to 2007, before a modified stage inside Cardiff's spectacular Millennium Stadium. 

The final day is based solely in the south.  Drivers tackle 19 stages covering 348.99km in a route of 1428.44km.

Thursday 4 December: Ceremonial start

Start   Law Courts, Cardiff                     18.00

Friday 5 December: Day 1 Swansea - Swansea

Start   Swansea                         06.00 SS1     Hafren 1                        19.10km 09.08 SS2     Sweet Lamb 1                    5.11km  09.32 SS3     Myherin 1                       35.34km 09.53 RSZ A   Builth Wells (15 mins)                  11.48 SS4     Hafren 2                        19.10km 13.16 SS5     Sweet Lamb 2                    5.11km  13.40 SS6     Myherin 2                       35.34km 14.01 SS7     Walters Arena 1                 2.29km  17.06 SS8     Walters Arena 2                  2.29km 17.17 Serv B  Swansea (45 mins)                               18.47 Finish  Swansea                 18.57

Total                               123.68km

Saturday 6 December: Day 2 Swansea - Swansea

Start   Swansea                         07.15 Serv C  Swansea (15 mins)                               07.25 SS9     Resolfen 1                      30.68km 08.18 SS10    Halfway 1                       18.57km 09.47 SS11    Crychan 1                       14.86km 10.13 Serv D  Swansea (30 mins)                               12.13 SS12    Resolfen 2                      30.68km 13.21 SS13    Halfway 2                       18.57km 14.50 SS14    Crychan 2                       14.86km 15.16 SS15    Cardiff                   0.99km        18.15 Serv E  Swansea (45 mins)                               19.23 Finish  Swansea                 20.18

Total                           129.21km

Sunday 7 December: Day 3 Swansea - Swansea

Start   Swansea                         06.50 Serv F  Swansea (15 mins)                               07.00 SS16    Rheola 1                27.96km 07.55 SS17    Port Talbot 1                   20.09km 09.03 Serv G  Swansea (30 mins)                               10.00 SS18    Rheola 2                27.96km 11.10 SS19    Port Talbot 2                   20.09km 12.18 Serv H  Swansea (10 mins)                               13.03 Finish  Law Courts, Cardiff                     14.56

Total                             96.10km Rally total                         348.99km