Rally Argentina returns to Cordoba in ’16
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.