SS Tronqueira

Description


This is the special stage had suffered less changes over the years and it’s a true symbol of AZORES AIRLINES Rallye, former SATA Rallye Açores. Beginning in the Nordeste village, the special stage “Tronqueira” runs through the forest zone to the Pico Bartolomeu, through Tronqueira belvedere and then down towards the Faial da Terra. Right on the entrance of Mata dos Bispos, the rally course heads to Povoação village, with the gravel characteristics roads strongly changing. It runs aside Monte Simplício and ends at Lomba do Botão. It is called the cathedral of rallies nationwide and is a special stage that leaves no one indifferent. Some drivers often compare the forest zones to the Jurassic park (in allusion to the famous movie).


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SZ 16 - Queimadas (N37 49,083 | W25 09,255) Fast curve with other sequences
  • When driving at Avenida Infante D. Henrique, at Ponta Delgada, drive East;
  • On the roundabout, take exit towards “Ribeira Grande/Lagoa”;
  • Drive towards “Povoação (via Sul)”
  • After passing Povoação village, drive towards “Nordeste”;
  • Before arriving at Nordeste village, exit left to “Núcleo Florestal da Serra da Tronqueira” and reset your car’s trip meter;
  • At km 0,7 keep right lane;
  • At km 1,0 turn right again and drive through the bridge (Caminho Municipal das Queimadas);
  • At km 1,3 keep left (Queimadas). You’ll find the spectator zone after 2,0 km.
  SZ 17 - Pico Bartolomeu (N37 49,064 | W25 09,612) Fast curve with other sequences
  • When driving at Avenida Infante D. Henrique, at Ponta Delgada, drive East;
  • On the roundabout, take exit towards “Ribeira Grande/Lagoa”;
  • Drive towards “Povoação (via Sul)”
  • After passing Povoação village, drive towards “Nordeste”;
  • Before arriving at Nordeste village, exit left to “Núcleo Florestal da Serra da Tronqueira” and reset your car’s trip meter;
  • At km 0,7 keep right lane;
  • At km 1,0 keep driving forward. At km 2,5 you’ll pass the Forest Park gate;
  • At km 3,0 near the road triangle with trees, drive towards “Parque Florestal”, continue driving on right, passing near the forest park;
  • At km 3,6 keep on descending gravel road that further changes to tarmac. You’ll find the spectator zone 5,6 km after.