Second day: heading south to the Haut-Rhin

Second day: heading south to the Haut-Rhin

04/10/2014

The second leg will be the longest of Rally France-Alsace as it has 125, 50 timed kilometres split up into 7 stages, so the drivers will have their work cut out.

Stage 8-11: VALLEE DE MUNSTER (18,90 km)

The start of the stage will be at the exit from Luttenbach-près-Munster with a spectacular climb up the Petit Ballon on a completely new section for the first five kilometers. This stage, which has been slightly lengthened, alternates slow and fast sections in woods, pasture land and forests.

Stage 9-12: SOULTZEREN – LE GRAND HOHNACK (19, 93 km)

The start of this stage will be given at the exit from Soultzeren, and the drivers will have to cope with wide roads which then narrow down calling on their technical skills.

Stages 10-13: PAYS WELCHE – RIQUEWIHR (21,49 km)

This completely new stage is the one that sorts out the men from the boys. It will start in Lapoutroie and it brings the drivers to the Alsatian vine yards overlooking the village of Riquewhir. It will be a spectacular one with hairpins, and narrow, twisty roads: because of its diversity, length and complexity this stage requires top-class technical skills.

After the first loop the crews will go to Colmar for a regrouping and service halt and at the end of the second loop they will head for Mulhouse.

Super stage 14: MULHOUSE (4,86 km)

This stage will be run around the Palais des Sports in Mulhouse for the fourth year on the bounce, and it has a 100% new layout. Several thousand spectators are expected to turn up to see what promises to be a marvellous spectacle.

On the way back there will be a halt in Sélestat, where a passage control will take place, to give the crews a break. There will also be entertainment all day long. After that the crews will return to the service park in the Zénith in Strasbourg.

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