It makes no real differance in distance. It's maybe a km to where they are starting it now...I think it wil be better spectating in the new areas, but im sure the organizers would wish it the other way as they are dedicating nearly half of the volunteers(100+) i beleive to that vicinity!!
Fully expect that with the exeption of the first 1 km , last 1 km from last year (depending on the direction run), that Iron Bridge stage will be run.
I base this on the spectator guide vs a map. The stage allows the organizers to lop off the last k or so and still flow rally traffic.
The part that includes the "Iron Bridge" will not be run.
IMHO that was'nt the best part of the stage anyway.