By Cathy Elelman • 01 November 2019 • 13:30
IMPORTANT: The Diputacion President said sporting events of this kind help promote the province.
CREDIT: Diputacion de Alicante Facebook @diputacionalicante
SOME of the best rally drivers in Spain will be racing through 36 Alicante mountain municipalities in the fifth edition of the Rallye La Nucia-Mediterraneo.
The event on Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9 is the penultimate race in this year’s Spanish Road Rally Championship, and organisers expect it to attract more than 160,000 spectators over the two days.
The Diputacion de Almeria is one of the rally collaborators, and this week the provincial administration hosted the presentation of the event at its headquarters, traditionally the race starting point.
Diputacion President Carlos Mazon, La Nucia Mayor and provincial Sports Deputy Bernabe Cano, Motor Racing Interclubs Association President Vicente Cabanes, and Valencian Community Motor Racing Federation Vice-President Juan Francisco Gomez had the job of unveiling the race details.
The competition starts on Friday with a timed 1.72-kilometre stretch. The main event will start at 7am on Saturday.
It will be made up of five sections with a 70-kilometre radius, and a total distance of 520 kilometres, of which 152.60 will be timed.
Saturday morning the drivers will race the sections Relleu-Penaguila, Gorga-Facheca, Famorca-Castells, Relleu-Penaguila, Gorga-Quatretondeta-Gorga and Alcoi-Benilloba-Benifallim. The afternoon sections will be Petracos-Pego and Parcent-Tarbena, with two turns round each.
The day will end at 9pm in the Camilo Cano Sport City with the trophy presentation ceremony.
Mazon highlighted the importance of “backing these kinds of events, which not only have a sporting side, but which also have an important financial and media impact and which represent an excellent opportunity to promote our municipalities.”
The La Nucia rally is the only one for the national championship held in the Valencia
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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