Programme 2023

Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2023

Tuesday, April 11th 2023
Entries close 23h59
See Art.  4
Road Books, Maps and Rally Guide 2 available for competitors Website
Thursday, April 13th 2023
Closing dates for Pirelli tyre orders See Art. 7
Closing date for FIA fuel orders See Art. 8
Tuesday, 18th April 2023
Entry list published DNB
Sunday, 23rd April 2023
Media Safety Plan published Website
Tuesday, May 2nd 2023
Closing date for submitting Service area additional requests 18h00
Friday, May 5th 2023
Closing date for nominating competitor's official representative See Art. 2.9
Saturday, May 6th 2023
Service Park opens to Manufacturers 09h00
Closing date for helicopter registrations Rally Office
Sunday, May 7th 2023
Service Park opens to all Competitors 09h00
Monday, May 8th 2023
Reconnaissance registration and collection of individual event access
codes (and smartphones, if opted) for reconnaissance tracking app, 
RS Lite (schedule to be published in a Bulletin)
Administrative checks and collection of materials and documents 
for FIA P3 and non-priority drivers (schedule to be published in 
a Bulletin

Reconnaissance, Day 1 - Optional (according to schedule) 14h00 / 20h00
See Appendix 2
Tuesday, May 9th 2023
Reconnaissance, Day 2 (according to schedule) 08h00 / 22h00
See Appendix 2
Administrative checks and collection of materials and documents
for P1 and P2 drivers (by appointment)
08h00 / 12h00
FIA Rally Tracking Device delivery - SAS Workshop 14h00 / 20h00
Service Park
Deadline for all drivers and co-drivers to have completed the FIA
e-learning online course for the FIA Safety Tracking Device
Wednesday, May 10th 2023
Reconnaissance, Day 3 (according to schedule) 07h00 / 18h30
See Appendix 2
Sealing for P1 competitors (schedule to be published) 08h00 / 12h00
Service Park
Technical scrutineering and component sealing for all other 
competitors (schedule to be published in a Bulletin)
13h00 / 23h00
Team Managers meeting (by invitation only) 15h00
Rally HQ
Photographers safety briefing 17h00
Media Centre
Helicopter pilots briefing 17h30
Rally HQ
Return of GPS trackers - SAS Workshop 17h00 / 21h00
Service Park
Publication of Start List for Shakedown (P1 and invited drivers) 18h00
Drivers' Safety Briefing (mandatory for all drivers and co-drivers
participating in their first WRC competition in 2023)
Auditório Exponor
WRC Promoter Driver and Co-driver photoshoot. Helmet and overall
required (mandatory for all Priority crews participating in their first WRC
competition in 2023)
Rally HQ
Thursday, May 11th 2023
Shakedown for P1 and invited P2 drivers 09h01 / 10h30
Shakedown for P1, P2 & P3 drivers 10h31 / 12h00
Shakedown for non-priority drivers  12h01 / 13h30
Meet the Crews 12h30
FIA Pre-Rally Press Conference 13h00
Media Centre
Start lists for Ceremonial Start & Section 1 published 15h00
Rally cars enter Coimbra holding area 18h00 / 20h00
Autograph session 18h00 / 20h00
WRC official photograph 20h00
Ceremonial Start 20h30
Friday, May 12th 2023
Start of Section 1 08h15
TC0 - Coimbra
Meet the Crews (P1 Team Principals + Top 3 drivers) 22h15
Start List for Section 4 published 22h30
Saturday, May 13th 2023
Start of Section 4 06h00
TC8D - Exponor
Meet the Crews (P1 Team Principals + Top 3 drivers) 21h00
Start List for Section 6 published 22h00
Sunday, May 14th 2023
Start of Section 6 06h15
TC15D - Exponor
Start of Wolf Power Stage 12h15
SS19 - Fafe 2
Rally Finish 14h20
TC19D - Matosinhos
Trophies presentation - Podium 15h45
Final scrutineering 16h30
FIA Post-Rally Press Conference 16h45
Media Centre
Publication of the Provisional Classification 19h00


Opening hours HQ & Media Centre 

Date Day of the Week Rally HQ Media Accreditation Media Centre
08 May 2023 Monday 09h00 - 21h00 -
09 May 2023 Tuesday 08h00-20h00 14h00-19h00 14h00-19h00
10 May 2023 Wednesday 07h00-22h00 08h00-20h00 08h00-20h00
11 May 2023 Thursday 07h30-21h00 08h00-20h00 08h00-22h00
12 May 2023 Friday 07h00-23h00 08h00-13h00 07h30-23h00
13 May 2023 Saturday 05h00-22h00 - 07h00-22h00
14 May 2023 Sunday 05h30-20h00 - 07h00-22h00


Nota: this programme is subject to confirmation by the Supplementary Regulations.

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