5 tips for the spectator
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5 tips for the spectator

22/03/2019

With just a week to go to the start of the 2019 CORSICA linea – Tour de Corse (28-31 March), the spectator’s guide has been unveiled! This information-packed booklet aimed at rally enthusiasts tells them how to access the spectator enclosures in complete safety and live the event in the best possible conditions.

  1. Prepare for your arrival

As a spectator it is crucial that you prepare your movements in advance. You are advised to arrive three hours before the start of the special stage so as not to miss a second of the action. You can walk on the roads up to 30 minutes before the departure of the first car. The roads are closed 2 hours 30 minutes before the start of the first rally car (except for the Shakedown: 2 hours and the Power Stage: 3 hours beforehand). If you have children you are advised to watch special stages 9 and 12 as there are numerous spectator zones for the public that are easily accessible on foot.

Parking places are available in the Rally Village and near the special stages. The latter are shown on the rally maps as well as on the tab “Rallye” of the site www.tourdecorse.com. Attention! The number of places is limited and there are a lot of people so patience is a must!

Marshals are stationed along the route to ensure the safety of drivers and spectators. Please obey their instructions.

  1. Be well equipped

To reach the special stages it is sometimes necessary to walk up to several kilometres. To really enjoy a rally weekend the ideal is to wear leisure clothing and comfortable shoes. Do not forget to drink plenty of water. If it’s sunny make sure you have a hat or a cap. Protecting your and your children’s ears (as they are very sensitive) from noise is strongly recommended.

  1. Stay connected

Even in the thick of the action you can follow the evolution of the times in real time with the WRC All Live app, and also on the FFSA official channel: FFSA TV. See the highlights on the social networks:
Facebook: @TourdeCorseWRC
Instagram: @TourdeCorse
Twitter: @TourDeCorseWRC
Snapchat : @tourdecorsewrc

  1. Meet the teams

Rallying allows the fans to get really close to the drivers. Rendezvous are organised throughout the weekend to facilitate interactions. The cars that roar through the special stages are accessible on numerous occasions. To meet the best drivers and co-drivers in the world rendezvous in the regrouping parks, service parks, podiums and at the start and finish ceremonies. Don’t forget two privileged occasions to talk to them: the autograph session in Porto Vecchio on Thursday 28th March at 18:30 and the other in Bastia on the Place Saint-Nicolas on Saturday 30th March at 20:00.

  1. Live the event among fans

The Bastia service park will host various activities for the spectators. For those who can’t get to the specials a giant screen will be installed in the heart of the FAN ZONE to help the public follow the timed stages as if they were there. It is the ideal place to await the return of the drivers and co-drivers and meet them at the Meet the Crews on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the Michelin Podium.

Throughout the day visitors can stroll round the exhibitors’ village and enjoy the activities put on by the partners as well as a fun fair. And to add the finishing touch to the party, there will be music thanks to two local groups who will perform on Friday (20:30) with a concert by Bande à Part and on Saturday Sumenta Nova will take up the relay (21:00-22:30).

All the practical information and timetables are available in the spectator’s guide that can be downloaded: guide du spectateur

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