Wales Rally GB
|Wales Rally GB|
- 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.
- Gravel suspension.
- Soft compound tyres likely to be the preferred option in the British autumn.
- Studded tyres are banned – even in extreme winter conditions.
- 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.