SS13/16 Riudecanyes

16.35 km / Sunday, 11 November 2012 / Start 1st vehicle: 07:50h and 11:52h

General description

Riudecanyes comes back in 2012. With the exception of the urban stage in Salou, Riudecanyes is the stage which is closest to the rally's nerve centre. It starts on the old layout of N-420 road (which was used as Coll de la Teixeta in 2011), crossing the new layout and negotiating two roundabouts that have become famous because of the rally. The mountain acts as natural grandstand in a spectacular area to watch the cars passing by. This year, this area offers a lot more excitement, as the participants will have to make a complete lap around the first of the two roundabouts which will make this spectator area even more spectacular. This section is followed by the beautiful route down to Riudecanyes, a twisty descent protected by Armco barriers which ends with the fast intersection next to the reservoir.

Spectator Area ZP-1

At the roundabout with a natural grandstand that allows for an excellent view of the participants negotiating both roundabouts. In the first of them, with a very closed angle, the cars will have to make a complete lap of more than 360º. It is by far the most spectacular point of the two asphalt days.

Access: Following N-420, take the exit Porrera and follow TP-7401.

Services: Car parking areas made available near N-420 and very limited car park on TP-7401.
ATTENTION! It will be forbidden to park on N-420.

Assessment: Location     -    Visibility     -    Spectacularity

Spectator Area ZP-2
In the junction at the Duesaigües village, a quite fast section that finishes after the village.

Access: From exit 37 of the AP-7 highway, take T-312 to Montbrió del Camp and then follow T-310 to get close to Mont-roig del Camp. Just before taking the road bordering the village, you will find signs to go to Vilanova d’Escornalbou following T-321. Cross the village and follow the signs to the picturesque village of L’Argentera. 2.6 km later you will find the access to the stage in Duesaigües.

Services: Car park and camping site in Duesaigües.
Assessment: Location     –    Visibility     -    Spectacularity

Spectator Area ZP-3
In Riudecanyes, the stage finish. After driving around the reservoir, which has been named after the village, there is a turn to the left with a spectacular braking manoeuvre.

Access 1: Using the same route as the access to ZP-2, in Montbrió del Camp, take T-313 to Riudecanyes.
Access 2: Using the same route as the access to ZP-2, in Vilanova d'Escornalbou, take the road to the right to Riudecanyes.

Services: Limited car parking area in Riudecanyes.
Assessment: Location     –    Visibility     -    Spectacularity