Event History

  • Founded in 1932, 341 competitors started 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 largely in Wales since 2000. 
  • Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium hosted the WRC’s first indoor stage in 2005.
  • This year marks the 75th running of the rally.