Rally Ar­gentina re­turns to Cor­doba in ’16

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Com­pet­i­tive World Rally Cham­pi­onship ac­tion will re­turn to Cor­doba for the first time since 2009 on this year’s Rally Ar­gentina.

Seven years ago, the city’s Es­ta­dio Cor­doba foot­ball sta­dium, built for the 1978 World Cup, was used three times for a su­per­spe­cial. Since then, the com­pet­i­tive ac­tion has been based out of the event’s host town of Villa Car­los Paz.

This year, the South Amer­i­can event, which runs from April 21-24, will in­clude a two-mile city-side spec­ta­tor stage, run­ning through the streets rather than in the sta­dium.

Apart from that change, the route for the rally on which Kris Meeke broke his WRC duck last sea­son re­mains largely un­al­tered. The Cala­mu­chita Val­ley makes up Fri­day’s mileage, with the roads north of Cor­doba used on Satur­day be­fore head­ing out west to the Traslasierra moun­tains – in­clud­ing the El Con­dor test – on the fi­nal day.

Hen­ning Sol­berg in Cor­doba

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