2016 – SS 6/9 : Novella – Pietralba

2016 – SS 6/9 : Novella – Pietralba


Each week, we unveil the details of one of the ten special stages that will constitute the 2016 Tour de Corse. With the collaboration of David Serieys and Pascal Trojani, dive into SS6 & 8.

David Serieys, Tour de Corse 2016 Director :

“The drivers start from near the Pietra Monetta Auberge on a twisty road in the middle of the maquis (scrubland); they then have to cope with several difficult corners to reach the Novella village perched high in the mountains. The spectators will have a unique view on Balagne and the whole of the first part of this stage as the cars pass through the Gare de Novella and Col de la Croix. To reach the old territorial route the cars have to follow a much narrower and bumpier road with a worn surface. After a succession of rapid, twisty sections in a dream-like décor the crews will follow a much narrower, bumpy road to the finish in Pietralba.”

Pascal Trojani, Corsican driver winner of the Tour de Corse in 2009 :

”It’s a special stage that has never been run in the modern Tour de Corse, but has been covered by its historical version. There is no room for mistakes in the first kilometers, be careful to the tires. The downhill run to Pietrabla will be done on very high pace. The last uphill section before the village is actually a part of the road quite well-known from the manufacturers since it’s regularly used as a testing area. For my part, I know it by heart. We usually say that when you set up a car on this area, the car will work everywhere in Corsica. That’s why Citroën and Sébastien Loeb liked coming here…”


Key points :

Saturday October 1st
1st car : 11:03 a.m.
30,80 km

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