Spectacular Showdown Expected For Wales Rally GB
From the 4th-7th of October the World Rally Championship is returning to Wales’ legendary forestry as the title race has reached fever pitch. The series is heading for a spectacular showdown that see’s three drivers battling for the crown in the last few rounds.
With Estonian driver, Ott Tanak scoring back-to-back wins in Finland and Germany which brings him within 36 points of the series leader Thierry Neuville and only 13 points behind second place Sebastian Ogier. WRC action first heads to Turkey before coming to Wales for the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, and then heads to Spain and Australia for the final two rounds.
Top Three Drivers All Withing Each Other’s Grasp
With four rounds left, and the top three being so close, the action at all four rounds should be pretty spectacular. With 120 points left up for grabs, it puts into perspective how important each round is and no driver has an easy route to win.
Also making the final few rounds interesting is that the top three drivers are from different manufacturers. Neuville heads up Hyundai’s attack, Ogier leads M-sport Ford and Tanak drives for Toyota.
Fan-Friendly Route At Wales Rally GB
“With the title race reaching a crescendo, next month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB is going to be real cracker,” predicted Ben Taylor, managing director of the UK’s annual round of the FIA World Rally Championship. “We’ve got the most fan-friendly route for years with so many great places to watch the action and now there’s the added prospect of a stunning shoot-out for this year’s world championship title. It’s a fantastic spectacle that no one will want to miss.”
Wales Rally GB Will Visit Famous Stages Including On Great Orme
This year the Rally will visit some of the famous Stages of North Wales. The stages that the event will visit are; Clocaenog, Conwy Tir Prince, Brenig, Penmachno, Slate Mountain, Myherin, Sweet Lamb Hafren, Dyfi, Gartheinog, Dyfnant, Elsi and Gwydir. The event will also revisit the Great Orm Llandudno stage for the final two stages, The Great Orme headland is a massive chunk of limestone rising out of the sea off the coast of North Wales, the stages is a clifftop road that surrounds the edge of the island and is a stunningly picturesque stage that every Rally fan certainly needs to experience. With nothing but a three-foot stone wall separating the road from hundred-foot drops, the scenery is like nothing else and the viewing places on the island offer some spectacular views, and a long stretch to see the cars.
Tickets Remain The Same Price As The Past Nine Years
As well as the promise of plenty of action and a fan friendly route, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, an event won last year by local hero Elfyn Evans, tickets offer great value for money too. With tickets for the Thursday evening curtain raiser starting at £15 and a four-day Rally pass remaining at £99 for the ninth year running. For those buying online now, day passes cost £28 apart form Sunday, which is £23. These tickets not only include access to all speed tests on that day, they include all booking fees, a programme (normally £9) and car parking costs (first come, first served basis).
More information can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website and via the events social media outlets.