By far the best motoring event in Mallorca in March is the Oris Rally Clasico Puerto Portals which is being held on Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th. Over 3 days the Rally arcs clockwise around the North of the island. This year there are over 100 entries which is an excellent achievement for the organisers.
On Thursday 12th the first car will leave the Puerto Portals start podium at 19:30 for the two very challenging night stages of Andratx – Capdella and Calvia – Coll sa Creu.
On Friday morning the first car leaves Puerto Portals at 08:30 for two repeat stages, Andratx – Estellencs and Coll d´Tords – Coll sa Creu. With good weather, the Andratx – Estellencs stage will be particularly spectacular along the coastal / mountainside road.
On Friday afternoon starting at 16:03, the Rally heads up the breathtaking sa Calobra, which is a visual and aural masterpiece with so many cars thundering up to the top. Then the Rally moves on to Puigmajor – Soller which will be interesting heading downhill.
Saturday morning starts at 08:30 with again two repeat stages. The first, Pollensa – Lluc, will be an incredible drive on the newly resurfaced road. That´s followed by Coves – Campanet with its legendary flying hump about two thirds through the stage.
In the afternoon the Rally wraps up with Maria de la Salut – Sineu followed by the varied and challenging Orient – Bunyola stage. Then it´s a blast back to Puerto Portals for the Gala Evening and prize giving.
Alter some changes and substitutions, Driving Mallorca Members will be entering 15 cars in the Rally: In competition Ford Escort Mk2, TVR 3000M and Lancia Stratos 24v. In Regularity Superport AC Cobra, Alfa Romeo SZ Zapato Coda Tronca, Lancia Stratos, Lancia Delta Integrale, Morgan Plus 8, Porsche 911 2.7 RS Lightweight and Triumph TR6. In Regularity Jaguar E Type S1, Triumph TR3, MGA and VW Golf GTi. In Show car the Spyker C8.
The TVR 3000M and Lancia Delta Integrale are new to the island having been acquired / commissioned especially for the Rally.
Easy to view large scale maps of the stages plus road closing times for spectators can be seen at drivingmallorca.com