The four rallies to watch this weekend!

Rally fans are in for a treat this weekend, with four international rallies vying for your attention.

Rally Santander Cantabria is a round of the Spanish Tarmac Championship, and always provides close action. The famous Tour de Corse in Corsica, France is a round of the European Rally Championship, and sees the world’s biggest S2000 challengers take on each other. The Rally Adriatico is a round of the Italian Gravel Rally Championship, with a long history and pedigree. The International Rally of Whangerei in New Zealand hosts the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship as well as the New Zealand Rally Championship.

Rally Santander cantabria 2013 in brief:
Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship
80 entries

Notable entries include:
Luis Monzon in MINI John Cooper Works WRC
Jose Antonia Suarez in Ford Fiesta R2
Exciting Pons in Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Enrique Garcia Ojeda in Citroën DS3 R3T

Event comprises of 10 stages over 165.10km. It starts tomorrow afternoon and concludes on Sunday afternoon.

Rally Adriatico in brief:
Italian Gravel Rally Championship
58 entries

Notable entries include:
Alessandro Perico in Peugeot 207 S2000
Giandomenico Basso in Peugeot 207 S2000
Umberto Scandola in Skoda Fabia S2000
Henk Lategan in Skoda Fabia S2000
Paola Andreucci in Peugeot 207 S2000

The event is made up of 10 stages with a competitive distance of 121.44km. The Ceremonial Start is this evening and the finish takes place tomorrow night.

International Rally of Whangerei in brief:
Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
New Zealand Rally Championship
87 entries

Notable entries include:
Esapekka Lappi in Skoda Fabia S2000
Guarav Gill in Skoda Favia S2000
Hayden Paddon in Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

16 stages run over 288.89km will see the fastest crew lift the winners’ trophy on Sunday afternoon. Rally action gets underway today (Central European Time) and ends tomorrow (Central European Time).

Tour de Corse 2013 in brief:
European Rally Championship
59 entries

Notable entries are:
Craig Breen in Peugeot 297 S2000.
Jan Kopecky in Skoda Fabia S2000.
Bryan Bouffier in Peugeot 207 S2000.
Francois Delecour in Peugeot 207 S2000.
Robert Kubica in Citroën DS3 RRC
Stephane Sarrazin in MINI John Cooper Works S2000.

This famous event, formerly a round of the World Rally Championship, comprises of 11 stages over 248.08km of competitive distance.

The rally has already started, and Craig Breen/Paul Nagle lead the way after the second stage has been run. Robert Kubica is 19.5sec adrift. Two more stages are scheduled to run today.

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