Automotosport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented the Rally Kazakhstan 2019, a part of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies since 2016. The event, near the Caspian Sea, showcases the spectacular countryside and difficult sand dunes in the region over 6 long days of arduous stages.
The Ceremonial Start and Finish of the Rally will take place on the main square of Aktau city with incredible view on Caspian Sea. This year’s main hotel will be Caspian Riviera Grand Palace, the most luxurious 5-stars hotel in the city, located just 1500 meters away from the Ceremonial Start of the Rally.
Following the ceremonial start, the first stage on May 27th will move to the Caspian Seashore at Kenderly Sea Resort, just 220 km from Aktau. The resort is famous for its warm sea and shallow water. The average altitude above sea level here is above 0 meters and first stage’s altitude will be around -100 meters below sea level.
The rally offers more than 1900 km of Special Stages over 6 cross country stages within a total distance of 2 500 km for the competitors. The event enjoys indispensable governmental support to ensure its success, along with emergency helicopters and numerous medical cars on the route.
Programme of the Rally (resumed and unofficial)
• OPENING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Monday 4 March
• CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Friday 12 May
• PUBLICATION OF ENTRY LIST: onday 13 May
• ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS & COLLECTION OF MATERIAL AND DOCUMENTS: Rally HQ, Caspian Riviera Grand Palace, Aktau city, on Sunday 26 May
• DATE OF SCRUTINEERING OF THE VEHICLES, MARKING AND SEALING: Red Station, Aktau city, 1a Micro district, Building #7, on Sunday 26 May
• PRE-RALLY PRESS CONFERENCE: Caspian Riviera Grand Palace on Sunday 26 May
• COMPETITORS BRIEFING: Media Centre, Caspian Riviera Grand Palace on Sunday 26 May
• LEG 1: Aktau city to Kenderly Resort on Monday 27 May
• LEG 2: Kenderly Resort on Tuesday 28 May
• LEG 3: Kenderly Resort on Wednesday 29 May
• LEG 4: Kenderly Resort to Aktau city on Thursday 30 May
• LEG 5: Aktau city on Friday 31 May
• LEG 6: Aktau city on Saturday 01 June
• FINISH OF THE RALLY: Place: Caspian Riviera Grand Palace on Saturday 01 June 2019
• PRIZE GIVING: Caspian Riviera Grand Palace on Saturday 01 June
Please note, all the details published on this article should and must be confirmed in the rally's official website, available on the following web adress: http://rallykazakhstan.com/
The official rally guide can be downloaded here: http://rallykazakhstan.com/upload/userfiles/files/Rally%20Kazakhstan%20Rally%20Guide%202019%20V_2.pdf
Text source: Rally Kazakhstan 2019 rally guide