SATA Rallye Açores (Portugal, gravel) 4-6 June

Based on the archipelago’s largest island of São Miguel in the mid-Atlantic, the event will celebrate its half-century in 2015. The timed tests criss-cross breath-taking scenery and lush countryside, and are characterised by their sandy surface and narrow and undulating nature. And because the stages are often no wider than the width of a car, there is simply no margin for error, particularly on the Sete Cedades test, which runs along the rim of a volcanic crater lake. Changeable weather is also a factor with conditions switching from sunshine to showers and patches of fog thrown in for good measure.

17 (Gravel 88% Asphalt 12%)

Stage distance:
216.61 kilometres
(115.72kms leg one, 100.89kms leg two)

Liaison distance:
513 kilometres

Total distance:
729 kilometres

Qualifying Stage:
3.22 kilometres (Remedios)

What’s up for grabs:
ERC, ERC2, ERC3, ERC Junior, ERC Ladies’ Trophy, ERC Gravel Master

S Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal

Grupo Desportvo Comercial, R Ten Cor Angº Alberg Pacheco, 12, Lagoa Açores 9560-035, Açores, Portugal

tel: +351 296960400 

Press officer:
Rui Anjos

Ponta Delgada (2h flight from Lisbon)