THE RALLY IN 100 WORDS
Rally Liepāja, which took place for the first time in 2013 when it ran up Latvia’s Baltic coast from Liepāja to Ventspils, was due to open the 2016 ERC schedule in early February. However, higher-than-normal temperatures damaged the surface of the stages, causing concerns for safety and also for the state of roads used by the public. The new September date will effectively make for an all-new rally as crews adjust to the purely gravel stages. As well as hosting two evening street stages, Liepāja city will stage the ceremonial start and finish at the newly-built Great Amber concert hall.