Round 4 Tour de Corse 05 – 08 April 2018
Round 4 Tour de Corse 05 – 08 April 2018
Round 4 Tour de Corse 05 – 08 April 2018

Service Park

Bastia Airport (UTC +2)

Stages

12 (333,48km)

Surface

Tarmac

Results

 
2018
3. Thierry & Nicolas
4. Dani & Carlos
7. Andreas & Anders

Tour de Corse

Known affectionately as ‘Rally of 10.000 corners’, Tour de Corse is famed for its tight, twisty and energy-sapping stages. The first tarmac rally of the season sees crews tackle roads with starkly contrasting characteristics to the opening three rounds. France’s WRC round was held on the island of Corsica from 1973 to 2008. Moving to the Alsace region of the country in 2010, the rally moved back to Corsica in 2015, where it has remained ever since.

With stages primarily in the northeastern part of the island, and the service park situated in Bastia, crews will tackle just 12 stages overall, including several daunting routes.

Among the highlights are the 49,03km La Porta-Valle di Rostina, the 35,61km Cagnano–Pino–Canari, and the 55,17km Vero-Sarrola-Carcopino, which will be the longest Corsican stage held since 1986.

Tour de Corse Website

Essentials

  • Go forth and conquer

    Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean after Cyprus, Sardinia and Sicily, and was birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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    Local cuisine

    Among the local delicacies are Brocciu (cheese), Figatello (pork), Fiaddone (cheesecake) and Miel (honey).
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    Home school

    Although the primary language is French, the regional language of Corsu still exists and is taught in schools.
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    More than most

    The average stage distance in Corsica is one of the longest of the season, at 27.79km!
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    New Corse course

    More than two-thirds of the route has been revised for 2018, with the Power Stage taking place at the Chiavari prison, which has been closed for more than a century.

Impressions

Results

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Dani Sordo / Carlos del Barrio (P4) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P7)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P3) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P6)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P2) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P6) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P7)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P7) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P23)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P8) • Bryan Bouffier / Xavier Panserie (P9)

Review

Latest Release

08 April 2018
Podium secured in Corsica

Day 3: Still leading the WRC manufacturers’ championship

Getting there

  • Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA) – 0km
  • Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY) – 95km
  • Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) – 128km
  • Lucciana – 3km
  • Bastia Poretta Airport – 0km
Service Park Bastia Airport, Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, 3910 D107, 20290 Lucciana (France), 42°32’19.9”N 9°29’01.1”E

Calendar 2018

  • 1
    Rallye Monte-Carlo
    24 – 28 January 2018
  • 2
    Rally Sweden
    15 – 18 February 2018
  • 3
    Rally México
    08 – 11 March 2018
  • 4
    Tour de Corse
    05 – 08 April 2018
  • 5
    Rally Argentina
    26 – 29 April 2018
  • 6
    Rally de Portugal
    17 – 20 May 2018
  • 7
    Rally Italia Sardegna
    07 – 10 June 2018
  • 8
    Rally Finland
    26 – 29 July 2018
  • 9
    Rallye Deutschland
    16 – 19 August 2018
  • 10
    Rally Turkey
    13 – 16 September 2018
  • 11
    Wales Rally GB
    04 – 07 October 2018
  • 12
    Rally de España
    25 – 28 October 2018
  • 13
    Rally Australia
    15 – 18 November 2018