Spectators will win at 2014 Volkswagen Rally
The annual Volkswagen Rally roars into action from Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage on Friday, 11 July, finishing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 12 July.
With 15 stages of competition, the field of national rally competitors will be pushing hard to achieve, with a rally victory the crown for a successful weekend out on the stages.
For spectators at the 2014 Volkswagen Rally, winning comes easily as the event is organised to make it as spectator-friendly as possible. The route, laid out by the Algoa Rally Club, features a mix of tar, gravel and forest stages complete with fast sweeps and very technical sections.
“The entire rally has been optimised to make spectating as easy as it can be,” says Joe Fourie, route director for the Volkswagen Rally. “From stage one near Mission Road, through the Longmore Forest and on to Jeffrey’s Bay on Friday evening, the stages produce plenty of challenges for the competitors and lots of good opportunity for the spectators to keep up with the action.”
According to Fourie, day two of the Volkswagen Rally offers more good vantage points, including two Super Special stages which feature two cars competing simultaneously and covering the same ground for maximum rally action.
“Of the 15 stages for the Volkswagen Rally this year,