CDI Peruvian organisers announce 2007 Caminos del Inca

Caminos del Inca 2007

For immediate release
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007


Gruelling event set to cross Perú in September 2007;
Generous incentives available to foreign competitors;
Route set to pass through Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa

LIMA (Perú): The Automóvil Club Peruano (ACP) have announced the running of the Rally Caminos del Inca 2007 - a gruelling 10-day event across Perú, starting on Friday, September 14th and finishing in the capital Lima on Sunday, September 23rd.

The 37th running of the Gran Premio Nacional de Carreteras (Caminos del Inca 2007) is open to trucks, station wagons, buggies and vintage cars over 25-years old, cars complying with FIA Group N2, N3 and N4 classes, S1600 and there will also be an Open Masters class and an Open 4WD section. The event is being held with the full support of the FIA and the Federatión Peruana de Automovilismo Deporttivo (FEPAD).

The event will be held on Peru's national roads that link the cities of Lima, Huancavo, Ayacucho, Andahuaylas, Abancay, Cuzco, Arequipa, Ica and Lima. There will be five legs, 12 special stages and 14 liaison sections. Jaime Rey Movano will act as the race director.

In a total route of 2,722.90km, the organisers anticipate that 2,289.50km will be competitive, with a mere 433.40km taking place on non-competitive liaison sections.

Scrutineering will take place for foreign teams on Thursday, September 13th and competitive action gets underway on Friday, September 14th with a timed super special stage in Lima.

The second section of the opening leg starts from Moyopampa on Sunday, September 16th, runs for 240.60km to Huancayo and includes a pair of tarmac special stages of around 125km and 102km in length. Leg two extends for 288.60km and takes teams from Huancayo to Ayacucho and includes a pair of 241km and 27.60km gravel special stages. Tuesday, September 18th has been planned as a service day in Ayacucho.

The third leg takes crews on a daunting 579.95km section from Ayacucho to Cuzco and includes a pair of 237km and 140km gravel special stages and a 167km tarmac section at Abancay. Teams will then enjoy a day's service in the historic Inca capital city of Cuzco on Thursday, September 20th. Foreign participants
and media will be invited to visit the historical ruins of Machu Picchu - a candidate to be included in the Seven Wonders of the World.

Leg four stretches for 455km and guides teams from Cuzco to Arequipa and includes a 274km gravel stage and an 82km tarmac test between Pampa Canahuas and the overnight halt. A day's service is planned for Saturday, September 22nd in Arequipa.

The fifth and final 998km leg guides the surviving crews from Arequipa to the Peruvian capital of Lima and includes three tarmac stages of 547km, 133km and 109km on Sunday, September 23rd.

Entries are now open for this year's event from the Automovil Club Peruano, Av. Canaval y Moreyra 671, San Isidro, Lima 27, Perú, Tel: + 511 224 3222 and + 511 225 5283, Fax: + 511 224 1405, E-mail: acpperu.com.pe

Foreign entrants will receive a generous incentive package, including ocean freight for competition vehicles, air tickets for the driver and co-driver and accommodation during the event.

For further information about foreign entries for the 2007 Caminos del Inca, contact Henry Bradley, Promotions Director, Tel: + 1 770 844 1740, mobile: + 1 404 502 0990, E-mail: bracoracing@aol.com or hbradley@rallyworldmagazine.com

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Date issued: 18/04/2007

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