Welcome to the Vodafone Rally de Portugal Spectator Areas (ZE)!
On the next pages you will find all the information you need to enjoy the 2016 WRC fifth round.
Taking into account the experience gathered during last year’s event, the organisation has increased the Spectator Areas (ZE) to 36 throughout the Vodafone Rally de Portugal ten stages and the Shakedown, so that you can feel live all the emotions of rallying in large areas.
It should be noted that the 50th edition of the Rally has several long ZEs. That is the case of the Viana do Castelo and Fafe Special Stages, offering ZEs of more than 1.2 km each, while the Baião Stage features a ZE with an extension of more than 600 m.
These Spectator Areas of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal are previously announced by means of a road book showing all the available accesses (which can be downloaded through Short Link or QR Code), duly documented by short written descriptions. Maps will also be available, as well as specific signage clearly placed on the terrain.
Similarly to last year, the organisation has made the decision of signalling and identifying the areas assigned to spectators within the several ZEs by using the GREEN colour and spe-cific signage. It is exclusively from these areas that you will be allowed to watch the stars of the WRC in action at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal. All other areas are strictly NO SPECTATOR areas!
In most cases, the access to the Spectator Areas will only be possible from a predeter-mined hour, commonly 5 hours before the first car. This is a timeframe which will allow the public a tranquil access to the ZE.
A novelty this year will be the FUN ZONES, specific spectator areas, equipped with extra structures to welcome and protect spectators, and to which access will be allowed during the night before the passage of the Rally competitors. However, spectators will not be allowed to move around to other areas of the stage.
The Municipality in which the stage is held will supply all necessary structures and human resources to equip the FUN ZONE and will also offer live animation to the public during the night.
List of the 2016 Vodafone Rally de Portugal FUN ZONE
SS3/6 Caminha – ZE10 (Senhora das Neves)
SS10/13 Baião – ZE18 (Almofrela)
SS12/15 Amarante – ZE26 (Covelo do Monte)
SS16/18 Vieira do Minho – ZE29 (Campo de Tiro)
We further provide you with a rating of the quality of the road accesses, visibility and spectacularity of each ZE, so that you have all the necessary elements/information to choose where you want to watch the 2015 Vodafone Rally de Portugal.
Accesses: 1 - 4x4 recommended / 2 - gravel / 3 - tarmac
Visibility: 1 - medium / 2 - good / 3 - excellent
Spectacularity: 1 - medium / 2 - good / 3 - excellent
THE VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL ON THE WRC IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!