The park on Avenida da Liberdade, in Barcelos, will be the starting point for Rally Spirit 2023 on June 2 at 2 pm. In the same place, from 9.30 in the afternoon there will be music and entertainment.
According to the press office for the race, which is organized by Clube Automóvel de Santo Tirso, among Group B, there is expected to be machines such as Lancia Delta S4 and Lancia Rally 037, both with Martini Racing. also Audi Quattro S1 E2, Peugeot 205 T16, MG Metro 6R4, Toyota Celica Twincam Turbo, Porsche 911 SCRS, I am an Opel Manta 400, the last two also with Rothmans asores.
Opel Ascona 400, Ford Escort MK2 RS 1800, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth or BMW M3 from the 1980s, through Group A of the 1990s, such as Lancia Delta Integrale, Subaru Impreza 555, Ford Escort Cosworth Cosworth and Migugetsu 306 Maxi by Renault A Megane Maxi or a sonorous Kit Car like a Seat Ibiza, a Fiat Punto or a Citroën Saxo, or an impressive WRC like a Toyota Corolla are other visible machines.
RallySpirit has 102.98 kilometers played against the clock, over 11 stages, with Amares opening hostilities with one part of the logo of the entire race, immediately after the start of the parade in Praça do Comércio de Amares, where the population goes. they want, to be in close contact with racing cars and competitors.
Also on Friday, the news are the stages of Terras de Bouro (starting from the center of the village) and Vila Verde – the latter, also new, despite keeping the name of the stage of 2022. and connections about three kilometers between each other.
Another first in this edition is the remote assistance in Mixões da Serra, between the stage of Terras de Bouro and Vila Verde, in the revival of the “old” meetings, where cars stop along the road that connects as possible. maintenance. Immediately after the third special stage, at 17:24 in the evening, there will be a group again in Jardim da Praça da República in Vila Verde.
In Saturday’s program, the stage is the same as in the 2022 edition, with a double passage through the section of Barcelos Oeste and Barcelos Sul, before the delegation goes to Porto, and a passage in front of the City Council of Famalicão. This is followed by regrouping in Praça do Município for the «town of the Jesuits», before the 4.69 km of PE Santo Tirso and the next one towards Foz do Rio Douro for the ‘Sunset Party’.
On Sunday, the departure from Porto (Jardim das Sobreiras) is scheduled at 9 am, before the conflict, at 11:03 am, of the special qualifying stage (SS10-Barcelos North). RallySpirit 2023 ends again with the special 10.23 km Boucles de Barcelos race (starting at 11:36 am), which focuses more on the show and which is contested by several teams pursuing inside the track.
“We are committed to putting the best version of RallySpirit on the road, because our goal is to go further and further from year to year. It is proof that we strengthen our commitment to the city councils involved, which we feel are getting closer to the project. We are satisfied with the path we have been following and we are very confident in the future, but all this would not be possible without the participation of the participants, the public and the sponsors, to whom we are very grateful, “says Pedro Ortigão, one of the managers of the X Championship, promoter of RallySpirit.