Wales Rally GB
|Wales Rally GB|
|Stages:||23 (309.86 km)|
- 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.
- 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.
- Gravel suspension.
- Soft compound tyres essential in cold, wet conditions.
- Studded tyres are banned – even in extreme winter conditions.
- 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.
- 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!