RALLY IRELAND Schedule

Rally Route

The rally covers similar territory to 2007 in the Sligo mountains and Fermanagh lakelands in the north-western counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  After Thursday evening's ceremonial start at Enniskillen Castle, Friday's opening leg covers a massive 164.53km and spans 15 hours.  It includes a new stage and much of it is in the mountainous Leitrim and Cavan area of the Republic before crossing into Northern Ireland for two tests in darkness.  The second day is based around narrow farm lanes near Enniskillen, in Northern Ireland.  The short final leg in the Republic includes a new stage through the streets of Donegal town, which is broadcast live on television.  Drivers tackle 19 stages covering 366.75km in a total route of 1405.99km.

ROUND 1 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

29 January - 1 February 2009

Thursday 29 January: Ceremonial start

Start   Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen                 19.30

Friday 30 January: Day 1 Sligo - Sligo

Start   Sligo                           07.25 SS1     Glenboy 1                       22.25km 08.13 SS2     Cavan 1                 15.09km 09.01 SS3     Aughnasheelan 1                 25.19km 09.42 Serv A  Sligo (30 mins)                         11.44 SS4     Glenboy 2                       22.25km 13.02 SS5     Cavan 2                 15.09km 13.50 SS6     Aughnasheelan 2                 25.19km 14.31 Serv B  Sligo (30 mins)                         16.36 SS7     Murley                  24.70km 18.54 SS8     Fardross                        14.77km 19.39 Serv C  Sligo (45 mins)                         21.39 Finish  Sligo                           22.24

Total                               164.53km

Saturday 31 January: Day 2 Sligo - Sligo

Serv D  Sligo (15 mins)                         06.25 SS9     Sloughan Glen 1                 27.76km 08.13 SS10    Ballinamallard 1                        25.46km 09.06 SS11    Tempo 1                 13.46km 09.49 Serv E  Sligo (30 mins)                         11.54 SS12    Sloughan Glen 2                 27.76km 13.57 SS13    Ballinamallard 2                        25.46km 14.50 SS14    Tempo 2                 13.46km 15.33 Serv F  Sligo (45 mins)                         17.18 Finish  Sligo                   18.03

Total                           133.36km

Sunday 1 February: Day 3 Sligo - Sligo

Serv G  Sligo (15 mins)                         07.40 SS15    Geevagh         11.48km 08.35 SS16    Arigna                  27.90km 09.00 SS17    Lough Gill                      13.51km 09.51 Serv H  Sligo (30 mins)                         10.41 SS18    Donegal Bay             14.47km 12.09 SS19    Donegal Town                      1.50km        13.10 Serv I  Sligo (10 mins)                         14.33 Finish  Clarion Hotel, Sligo                    15.10

Total                             68.86km Rally total                         366.75km