Wales Rally GB

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Wales Rally GB
Start Date: 03.10.2019
End Date: 06.10.2019
Timezone: UTC 1
Category: WRC2
WRC
JWRC
Servicepark: Deeside
Website: http://www.walesrallygb.com

Challenge

  • Tree-lined forest tracks are not technically difficult, but are treacherous in muddy conditions. 
  • Unpredictable weather can bring rain and fog.
  • Inconsistent and ever-changing grip as isolated patches of mud can trap the unwary.
  • Logs piled high close to the edge of roads must be avoided at all costs.
  • Avoid car damage on Super Saturday as there is no service in which to make repairs until the end of the day.

Car Setup

  • Gravel suspension. 
  • Soft compound tyres likely to be the preferred option in the British autumn.
  • Studded tyres are banned – even in extreme winter conditions.

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.

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