Wales Rally – Running With WRC

Jimmy McRae taking flight in his Vauxhall Firenza V8

The Wales Rally GB is quite the spectacle, with various cars of all ages hitting the iconic Welsh roads in anger. Sweet Lamb, Hafren and Myherin will all be taken on by cars ranging from the iconic Mk2 Escort through more modern Subarus and Mitsubishis.

This year though, it’s going to be even more exciting as the event will be running hand-in-hand with the World Rally Championship. There’s no doubt this will be exciting for the thousands of spectators lining the stages! It will also be pretty cool for the WRGB drivers too, to be mixed in with the upper end of the sport.

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Andy and Ian Jones – fans of automotive flight!

All in, the event with cover 107 miles of the most challenging stages known to the sport. Gravel, mud, tarmac, jumps and more will test the teams to their limit. It’s cool though, it’s what they do after all! And to be doing so on the same ground being covered by top-flight WRC teams will surely be a thrill, too.

Last year saw the arrival of 29,000 fans to the free-of-charge event. This year will surely surpass that given the broad mix of cars. Whether you’re into old or new, there will be something talking that stages that will thrill you!

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Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe going hard in their Impreza

As is always the case with rallying, the fans will also be able to get close to the cars and the action. The rally village, set up in Deeside, will be home to all drivers and teams for the three day event. With easy-to-see pits and garages, fans will be able to see the drama unfold as cars are set up or repaired. They will also be invited share the WRC start ceremony at Parc Eirias stadium on Thursday afternoon. It’s a real hand-in-hand affair.

Last year’s National rally was a complete sell-out with the first wave of guaranteed places filling up on the first day,and this year is expected to be similarly oversubscribed when entries, priced at £1000 + VAT, open on Wednesday 31 August.

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Jimmy McRae taking flight in his Vauxhall Firenza V8

For further updates follow Wales Rally GB on Twitter @walesrallygb or join the conversations on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/walesrallygb.

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