RALLY fans can look forward to an exciting Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth and surrounds this Friday and Saturday.
The 2015 event features 12 stages of competition, with the layout designed to keep the action as close to the fans as possible.
For motorsport fans who want to get involved as early as possible, there will be a scrutineering function tomorrow evening to do so. The venue for the function is at Tavcor Volkswagen on the William Moffett Expressway.
A wheel-changing competition is being organised for rally fans attending the scrutineering event – the winners of which will be treated to a VIP VW Rally experience at the rally.
“The VW Rally is going to be more challenging and also much more spectator-friendly,” said Joe Fourie, route organiser of the event. “There is less driving around for the rally fans and there is also spectating on every single stage of the event.”
The Auto Pavilion at Volkswagen in Uitenhage is the start of the Volkswagen Rally at midday as usual – with free entry for rally fans. From there the action moves to stage one – the Motherwell stage at 12.24pm, with stage two at Jachtvlakte starting at 1.15pm.
Stage three sees the teams head to Mission Road at 2.03pm and rally fans can watch this stage at the Port Elizabeth Oval Track Raceway.
Stage four sees a return to Jachtvlakte starting at 3.34pm. Stage five is another repeat, this time the Motherwell stage, which starts at 4.30pm.
The final stage for Friday is at Aldo Scribante Raceway, where Volkswagen Rally competitors will face a challenging tar and gravel stage starting around sunset (5.30pm).
Saturday morning starts with an early stage at Buffelshoek farm from 7.44am, after which the Volkswagen Rally field heads to the Longmore Forest for the Sinkdam stage at 8.38am. Stage nine sends the competitors to Mission Road–to rally from 9.34am before they return to the forest for stage 10, the PPC Ultimate stage.
Stages 11 and 12 are super special stages which means spectators can look forward to watching two cars in action on the stage simultaneously – and both of these stages take place at the Port Elizabeth Oval Track Raceway, rounding off the Volkswagen Rally with maximum action.