WRC » Rally GB set to remain in Wales 2013

Welsh Government and organisers International Motorsports Ltd reach an 'in principle agreement' for 2013

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Toyah - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 2:16 PM

@WRC for me.
The rally used to be all over the place, If you couldn't find a stage within reasonable distance, you weren't trying. Sunday was midlands spectator stages, Monday was North/mid wales. Tuesday was south wales, Wednesday & Thursday was Yorkshire /loop into scotland. It was generally free if you walked off the road and WAS Britain's biggest spectator event. I wonder if the Cardiff rally is even Splott's biggest spectator event! Having it in wales for another year is just another nail in the coffin. (along with poor TV, and minimal manufacturer support)

Simon Tongue - Unregistered

September 15, 2012 7:04 PM

Just been to halfway stage usually heaving with spectators ,this year practically empty
With the rally staying
In Wales for 2013 , will it even survive, ! Only 30 odd entrants , minimum spectators ,same old stages, yr after yr, and tv coverage? What tv coverage ? We need to set up a support group to start putting pressure on the powers that be , to save this classic rally disappearing forever ,
Anyone interested ? My emails above

jhon - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 9:35 AM

rally gb gone to the dogs when i use to go years ago was gd times never rerun of stages was beter stages never as price as it is now to many marshalls trying to tell us were we can go and there was more of a buz when in a forest stage with spectators think is all money orientated now and to much heath and sefty laws bring back the gd old days

Pete N - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 2:53 PM

It is well past time this event went back to it's roots back to 5 days 2 nights back to the total UK not just Wales (much as i love Wales and hope to be moving there shortly) but this event is about the Entire UK not just 1 part .
I was unable to assist this year (hospital) but it was a very poor showing that should be ringing alarm bells very loudly changes need to happen and fast .

Bring back the glory days of the Lombard RAC rally now that was a proper rally

Gavin - Unregistered

September 17, 2012 6:25 PM

Having followed the event for the last 15 years I can say I've seen a vast difference in the way it's run & organized... I used 2 love jumping from stage to stage & catching the top 10-15 cars 3-4 times a day... These days it costs an arm & leg and u got no chance of stage hopping. You will catch 2 runs and that's that. There are plenty of stages not 2 run the 2 loops. You would see around 20+ different stages years ago. Now it's 9 stages repeated... Takes the fun out of it for fans & drivers!! Dont get me started on these spectator areas!! They see rally fans as penned farm animals... I know it's health & safety but surely comm


September 25, 2012 6:24 PM

Not looked at this board before as I really lost interest in the sport when there were only two teams, Ford and Citroen who could win the championship.

Having read the posts on here I agree that its a crying shame what has been done to what was the biggest annual sporting event in the UK. I think back to the 85 RAC which I was lucky enough to be able to get the time to follow in its entirety, at least a dozen top manufacturers, the debut of the 6R4 and Delta, Pond pulling Toivenen out of a ditch, it had it all. What we have we got now is little more than a pale imitation. Little wonder that so few spectators now turn up to watch.

michael - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 8:35 PM

we have been to see over 16 rallies at wales and i must say that over the last few years it has been awfull with no fun and no buzz.please move it some were they no how to rally.

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