ROUND 12  FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP20 - 23 October 2011Rally Route The route contains significant changes from 2010, although its infrastructure remains the same for the seventh year.  Salou’s PortAventura theme park, an hour’s drive from Barcelona, hosts the single service park and the stages span the Tarragona region. 

After Thursday evening’s start ceremony on Salou seafront, each day comprises two passes over identical loops of stages.  On Friday competitors journey west for a marathon day comprising more than 750km over 16 hours.  It includes a new gravel stage and two mixed surface tests, with the final stage in darkness. 

The second day heads back to the same territory.  Each loop opens with the 45.97km El Priorat stage, the second longest of the season, and it includes two new tests.  The final day is closer to Salou on more familiar roads, and the last test comprises the live TV Power Stage with bonus points on offer to the fastest three drivers. 

Competitors tackle 18 stages covering 406.52km in a route of 1589.90km. Thursday 20 October: Ceremonial start Start   Passeig Jaume 1, Salou                  20.00Friday 21 October: Day 1 Salou - Salou Start   Port Aventura                           07.00SS1     Pesells 1                       25.74km 08.43SS2     Terra Alta 1                    35.94km 09.51SS3     Les Garrigues 1                 18.50km 11.29Serv A  Port Aventura (30 mins)                 14.19SS4     Pesells 2                       25.74km 16.42SS5     Terra Alta 2                    35.94km 17.50SS6     Les Garrigues 2                 18.50km 19.28Serv B  Port Aventura (75 mins)                 21.53Finish   Port Aventura                   23.08 Total                              160.36km Saturday 22 October: Day 2 Salou - Salou Serv C  Port Aventura (15 mins)                 08.30SS7     El Priorat 1                    45.97km 09.40SS8     Riba-roja d’Ebre 1              12.27km 11.08SS9     Punta de les Torres 1           13.53km 11.33Serv D  Port Aventura (30 mins)                 13.23SS10    El Priorat 2                    45.97km 14.48SS11    Riba-roja d’Ebre 2              12.27km 16.16SS12    Punta de les Torres 2           13.53km 16.41Serv E  Port Aventura (30 mins)                 18.21Finish   Port Aventura                   19.06Total                      143.54kmSunday 23 October: Day 3 Salou - SalouServ F  Port Aventura (15 mins)                 06.00SS13    Santa Marina 1                  26.51km  07.02SS14    La Mussara 1                    20.48km 08.22SS15    Coll de la Teixeta 1              4.32km  09.12Serv G  Port Aventura (30 mins)                 10.22SS16    Santa Marina 2                  26.51km  11.39SS17    La Mussara 2                    20.48km 12.59SS18    Coll de la Teixeta 2              4.32km  14.11Serv H  Port Aventura (10 mins)                 14.54Finish   Passeig Jaume 1, Salou                  15.14Total                             102.62kmRally total                        406.52km

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