Prior hours of the Rally of Argentina WRC 2017


The WRC has lived a start of the season very competitive with
four different winners in the four tests so far this season.
Ogier, Latvala, Meeke and Neuville have managed to four World Rally Cars
new generation have their first win. In this aspect, and although
Sébastien Ogier reaches the Global leader, it can be said that the Rally
Argentina will be an appointment of a tie-breaker
. All in all, several pilots opositan to
get your first win, but unless carnage M-Sport, Toyota, Citroën, and
Hyundai will be repeated in victoria. Who will prevail in the always complex sections
around Villa Carlos Paz?

The Rally of Argentina is a territory Citroën. The
French brand has raised a total of ten wins in the last thirteen
editions of the rally of the hands of Carlos Sainz, Sébastien Loeb and Kris Meeke. Of
indeed, the own Loeb is the pilot more successful in this test thanks to the
eight victories it has achieved in the French brand. However, in the three
last year the victory is the spread between Jari-Matti Latvala (2014), Kris
(2015) and Hayden Paddon (2016). These last two got their first
victory in the WRC on the stages of the argentines.

all in all, these records do not serve of anything. The new generation of World Rally Cars puts the account to zero and more a test as technical as the Rally of Argentina, where their segments do not give margin for error. The test account with a total of 357,59 kilometres against the clock, divided into 18 special. A tour very recognizable in the barely there are three specials that vary with respect to 2016 either by its extension, the sense of your dispute or by their return to the rally after not being a part for several years of the tour.


The margin of the Super-Special in Cordoba, the Rally
Argentina is divided in three stages
. The day of Friday, is composed by
eight sections on two loops symmetrical. Three of these specials are more than 20
kilometres in length and have a high average speed, while the
stage is complete with the Super Special stage in Villa Carlos Paz. The stage of the
Saturday, with 160 kilometres of timed, promises to be decisive
. Two loops
three sections make up a day in which the last two by ‘The Giant –
Quarry The Condor’
will be the high point. The stage Sunday closed the rally
with three sections mountain

Beyond the own tour, the edition 2017 of the Rally
Argentina promises to be even more complex than usual
. The rains that have
ravaged the region of Villa Carlos Paz in the last few days have left sections muddy
and broken
that are of special gravel soft and thin that they usually
starring in the test. Whatever the final terms, the choice
tire, any punctures and the little margin of error they provide
the stretches argentine
, with stones on the edges of the roads, will be without
doubt the keys that will make the difference between success and failure.

Sebastien Ogier arrives as the leader of the Rally of Argentina. This
fact should be a condition of more than enough to put the French as
favorite, but it was because Ogier has never won on this rally and also have
that opening track. Ott Tanak, Elfyn Evans, Lorenzo Bertelli and Mads Ostberg
will compete with the other four Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017. The main rival of
Ogier will be Hyundai, with its first victory under the arm. Thierry Neuville
he won the Tour de Corse
, while Hayden Paddon won in 2016, his
first and only victory in this rally. Dani Sordo is the trick most regular of the
team Korean.


In the end, Citroën is the manufacturer that has won the only
rally on gravel
. Was Kris Meeke, who comes to a test in which he also has
managed to climb to the top of the podium. This fact puts the irish in
the short list of favorites, always escorted by Craig Breen at the wheel of the
second Citroën C3 WRC. The list of World Rally Cars of new generation to the
close the two Toyota Yaris WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen. As is
usual, Valeriy Gorban compete with the Mini JCW WRC spec old
within the WRC Trophy.

Despite the intense battle, waiting for victory,
what is certain is that the Rally of Argentina one of the lists
enrolled more short that is reminiscent of
. In fact, there are only six registered in
of the category WRC2, being Pontus Tidemand and Benito War large
favorites to victory. The mexican pilot will be co-driven by the Spanish
Dani Cué. The other possible attraction of the test is to see the performance
you can have Fabio Frisiero with the Ford Fiesta Maxi Rally
in relation to the R5
competing in the second category in the world championship.

Sections and schedules* the 37th Rally of Argentina

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time Stretch Name Mileage
13:00h SD Villa Carlos Paz – Cabalango 6,01 km
00:08h SS1 SSS City of Cordoba 1,75 km

Friday April 28, 2017

Time Stretch Name Mileage
13:38h pm SS2 San Agustin – Villa General Belgrano 1 19.95 km
14:41h SS3 Amboy – Santa Monica 1 20,44 km
15:24h SS4 Santa Rosa – San Agustin 1 bituminous 23.85 km
17:29h SS5 Super Special Fernet Branca 1 6,04 km
20:02h SS6 San Agustin – Villa General Belgrano 2 19.95 km
21:05h SS7 Amboy – Santa Monica 2 20,44 km
21:48h SS8 Santa Rosa – San Agustin 2 bituminous 23.85 km
00:08h SS9 Super Special Fernet Branca 2 6,04 km

Saturday 29 April 2017

Time Stretch Name Mileage
13:08h SS10 Tanti – Villa Bustos 1 20,80 km
14:21h ss11 state road The Giants – Quarry The Condor 1 38,68 km
15:14h SS12 Mouth of Brook – Under the Pungo 1 20,52 km
18:08h SS13 Tanti – Villa Bustos 2 (TV / WRC+) 20,80 km
19:21h SS14 The Giants – Quarry Condor 2 38,68 km
20:14h SS15 Mouth of Brook – Under the Pungo 2 20,52 km

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time Stretch Name Mileage
14:13h SS16 The Condor – Copin 1 16,32 km
15:56h SS17 Mina Clavero – Giulio Cesare 22,64 km
17:18h SS18 The Condor – Copin 2 (PS) (TV / WRC+) 16,32 km

* Schedules in Spain. In Mexico is 5 hours less
** Live by Movistar Sports, Red Bull TV, or WRC+.