This year’s Gumball 3000 is starting on the 1st of May in Dublin! The most famous rally in the world ends in Bucharest on the 6th of May. The cars will arrive at the grid on Merrion Square in Dublin on the 30th of April. Ahead of the start in Ireland, you will be able to follow the Shmee150 GoBall trip from London to Dublin from the 28th of April onwards via the following social media channels; Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

During the preparation of the rally, the rally and the aftermath of the rally there will be daily Gumball 3000 videos on my YouTube channel covering every aspect of the rally. Please make sure to follow the schedule and the routes below. It provides you with all the details when and where we are going to be.

Gumball 3000 Live Tracking

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Gumball 3000 2016 schedule

Saturday 30 April

Location: MERRION SQUARE, DUBLIN
Time: 12:00 – 22:00 (BST)
All 100 Gumball cars will start arriving on the grid in preparation for their 3000 mile journey. Get up close and see an array of the world’s most expensive, impressive and rare automobiles.

Sunday 1 May

Start location: MERRION SQUARE, DUBLIN
Time of departure: 10:00 – until later (BST)
Witness the beginning of the 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally from the start line as all the Gumball cars start their engines and are waved off under the start flag as they begin their first leg of the rally to Edinburgh via Belfast.

Checkpoint location: TITANIC QUARTER, BELFAST
Time of arrivals: 12:00 – 14:30 (BST)
The Gumball 3000 Rally will be in Northen Ireland for the first time! The cars will arrive sporadically on Sunday 1st May as the Gumballers gear up for thier trip across the water to Scotland. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see Gumball 3000 arrive into the Titanic Quarter before they take the ferry to Cairnryan in Scotland!

End location: PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH
Time of arrivals: 18:00 – 22:00 (BST)
Throughout the day crowds will be entertained with lots of Gumball activities suitable for all the family to enjoy, including an exclusive supercar display. After crossing the Irish Sea, Gumball cars will arrive in Edinburgh from 6PM onto Princes Street where they will be on display for the evening. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Scottish capital.

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Monday 2 May

Start location: PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH
Time of departure: 08:00 – 09:30

From 9am the Gumball 3000 cars depart Edinburgh and drive south towards Manchester and London!

Checkpoint location: ETHIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER
Time of arrivals: 13:00 – 15:00 (BST)
The Gumball 3000 Rally will be returning to Manchester, taking over the Ethihad Stadium with our partner, Betsafe. The cars will arrive sporadically on Bank Holiday Monday from 13:00.

End location: REGENT STREET, LONDON
Time of arrivals: 17:00 – 21:00 (BST)
As Gumball rolls into London, expect huge crowds on this Bank Holiday Monday. Watch as all the cars parade through Regent Street, in celebration of the arrival into the capital. Spectators can enjoy an array of public activations throughout the day culminating in the arrival of the Gumball cars in the evening.

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Tuesday 3 May

Start location: REGENT STREET, LONDON
Time of departure: 08:00 – 09:30
 (BST)
Following a night in British capital, the Gumball cars will depart London driving towards the Channel tunnel and France from 8am.

Checkpoint location: SHELL SERVICE STATION, BERCHEM LUXEMBOURG ON AUTOROUTE A3 NORTHBOUND
Time of arrivals: 13:00 – 15:00 (CET)
The Gumball 3000 Rally will be in Luxembourg for the first time! Join us in Luxembourg for the third checkpoint of the 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally, the most glamourous service station pit-stop ever! The cars will arrive sporadically as the Gumballers gear up for thier trip through europe to Europa-Park.

End location: EUROPA-PARK, RUST
Time of arrivals: 17:00 – 20:00
 (CET)
After departing London the Gumballers will drive to Europa-Park via some of the best driving routes Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday 4 May

Start location: EUROPA-PARK, RUST
Time of departure: 08:00 – 09:30

 (CET)
The Gumballers will leave Europa-Park in the morning around 9am.

Checkpoint location: TUNINGWORLD BODENSEE
Time of arrivals: 12:00 – 14:00
 (CET)
The Gumball 3000 Rally are teaming up with TUNINGWORLD BODENSEE for the fourth checkpoint of the 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally. Gumball 3000 are taking over the Tuning World Press Day with DJ’s, live music and a huge super car convoy.

End location: HILTON HOTEL, PRAGUE
Time of arrivals: 17:00 – 21:00

 (CET)
The Czech Republic capital will see the Gumballers arrive on Wednesday afternoon for more public displays and festivities. The public will be free to enjoy the cars at close proximity and interact with the drivers!

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Thursday 5 May

Start location: HILTON HOTEL, PRAGUE
Time of departure: 08:00 – 09:30

 (CET)
The Gumballers will leave Prague in the morning around 9am.

Checkpoint location: HUNGARORING, MOGYOROD
Time of arrivals: 14:00 – 18:00
 (CET)
The Gumball 3000 Rally returns to the Hungaroring! Join us at the Hungaroring for a Gumball 3000 track day where you’ll get to see all the Gumballers drive their fantastic cars at speed on the F1 circuit.

End location: ST STEPHEN’S BASILICA, BUDAPEST
Time of arrivals: 17:00 – 22:00

 (CET)
After leaving Prague and driving through Hungary, the rally will arrive in Budapest for its penultimate stop. Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the city, Gumball will host public displays and more family fun before moving on to the grand finale in Bucharest!

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Friday 6 May

Start location: ST STEPHEN’S BASILICA, BUDAPEST
Time of departure: 08:00 – 09:30

 (CET)
The Gumballers will leave Budapest in the morning around 9am.

Checkpoint location: SMALL SQUARE, SIBIU
Time of arrivals: 14:00 – 16:00 (EEST)
The cars will arrive sporadically into the Small Square in the centre of Sibiu on Friday 6th May as the Gumballers gear up for their final leg into Bucharest.

The Finish line location: PALACE OF THE PARLIAMENT, BUCHAREST
Time of arrivals: 17:00 – 22:00

 (EEST)
The final stop of the 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally will play host to a multitude of activities. Celebrate in true Gumball style with two days of festivities in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

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Saturday 7 May

Location: PALACE OF THE PARLIAMENT, BUCHAREST
Time of event: 10:00 – 18:00

 (EEST)
More special activities on this particular day of the Gumball 3000, but at this stage it is unknown what will happen exactly.

Gumball 3000 Live Tracking

Gumball 3000 2016 Expected Route

Gumballers depart the morning location, they will follow GPS or their own chosen routes to the next destination via the checkpoint. There is no route you have to follow and as such I cannot say exactly where the cars will go, only an expected route.

Gumball 3000 2016 Dublin to Bucharest Expected Route in Google Maps

Click here for the first part of the expected route and here for the second part of the expected route! This route is not official and subject to changes and personal input of the drivers.

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Questions?

After reading this schedule, you might have some questions. Feel free to ask anything, but be prepared that I do not have all the answers available right now. You will find an extensive Q&A right here.

Other questions can be shared below in the comment box. Please do not try to email me, because replying to everyone individually is next to impossible. So please leave your comment or question below or comment on a Facebook or Instagram post. I will not be able to answer YouTube comments during the trip.