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Wales Rally GB

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Wales Rally GB
Start Date: 14.11.2014
End Date: 16.11.2014
Category: WRC3
WRC2
WRC
JWRC
Stages: TBC
Website: www.walesrallygb.com

Route

  • Revised format for 2013 focused solely on north and mid-Wales.
  • No major changes expected for 2014, with classic stages in the north including Clocaenog and Penmachno blended with central Welsh tests like Hafren and Myherin.
  • Rally climax on the spectacular Great Orme asphalt road which winds around the north Wales headland with huge drops into the sea.
  • 2014 route details to be confirmed.

Challenge

  • Fast, tree-lined forest tracks are not technically difficult, but made difficult by muddy and slippery conditions.   
  • Unpredictable weather can bring, rain, snow, ice and fog.
  • Uncertain grip as isolated patches of mud or ice can trap the unwary.
  • Logs piled high close to the edge of roads must be avoided at all costs.

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Car spec

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Soft compound tyres essential in cold, wet conditions.
  • Studded tyres are banned – even in extreme winter conditions.

 History

  • Founded in 1932, 367 crews entered the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Rally.
  • Introduction of forest roads in 1960 transformed the rally into what we know today.
  • Route formerly included loops around England, Scotland and Wales but the rally has been based solely in Wales since 2000.  
  • Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium hosted the WRC’s first indoor stage in 2005. 

What’s new for 2014

  • 2014 event details to be confirmed.

Don’t miss

  • Arrive early and walk into the Great Orme stage for a sensational view from on high of the cliffside asphalt test around the coast. Don’t forget your climbing boots!

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01 Jan 2014

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