Finally, another new WRC destination!
The 2018 Rally of Turkey (13-16 September), returing to the WRC for the first time since 2010, released details of their rally earlier this week.
It features the first completely new route for a World Rally Championship event for seven years, since Rally Australia first went to Coffs Harbour.
This will be Turkey’s seventh time in the sport’s premier league of events and its third successive different destination.
Headquarters will be at Marmaris, where a candidate WRC rally was successfully run in 2017 and which is served for international connections by Dalaman airport, nearly 100km away.
After a downtown super special on Thursday, Friday’s stages will be north of Marmaris towards Mugla (starting with a 38km stage), Saturday’s to the west and Sunday’s closer to Marmaris.
Last year’s event gave names of Turkish rally celebrities to each special stage, but much of the stage route will be familiar.
Like in Sweden, the finish of the Power Stage will be close to the Service Park, which is located 16km to the south west of Marmaris.