Guides to the Portuguese Rally
There may be others of which I am not aware.
- O Volante (17 de Março): this newspaper includes a guide with
diagrams of the special stages and their accesses;
- (Portuguese) Autosport (17 de Março): this newspaper
includes maps of the stages and access roads. These maps are
part of the newspaper, not a separate guide, so this makes it
less practical than the Volante;
- Official guide of the Rally: Expensive, good paper, big maps and
the description of the stages accesses are bilingual (Portuguese/English).
- If the above newspapers are already sold out, there is another
weekly newspaper that will be on sale Friday (Auto-Motor ?);
- Autosport's next edition will include a very practical mini-guide
(but last year it lacked the description of the access roads.
It had only the maps).
But that edition will be on sale only Monday morning (7am at
best, I suppose) and by that time most people will on the road
(the first stage of the day begins at 6:48 am).
Here is a map published by the Tourist office of the center zone of
Portugal. This map doesn't have the stages in the North.
Configure your browser to use the proxy of your ISP.
My connection to the world is kind of overloaded, so you will probably
have problems loading these large files.
I have here 4 images of the map (different resolutions, different file
sizes). The first one is barely usable.
Especialmente utilizadores da Telepac. Pelo menos dois dos ficheiros
já estao no proxy.telepac.pt
More maps in the
official site. Follow the links to the special stages.
back to the 97 Portuguese Rally page.