North Wales home for Rally GB

Wales Rally GB moves to North Wales for the 2013 WRC finale as new event home announced
Organisers of the British round of the World Rally Championship have confirmed that the event is to move to a new home in North Wales – taking it away from it's South Wales base after more than a decade.

The main service park will be based on a new site being prepared alongside the Toyota Engine Plant in Flintshire, with the ceremonial start taking place in Conwy on 14 November.

Following four days of competitive action around the Welsh forests, the event will then conclude with the finish in Llandudno on 17 November.

The full route for the event is still being finalised, although night stages are expected to feature.

“We have listened to what the teams and fans want in our determined efforts to create what we are confident will be not only one of the best rounds in the WRC but also a fitting finale to the entire 2013 world championship,” Andrew Coe, Chief Executive of rally organiser International Motor Sports, said. “South Wales has provided us with a fantastic home for Wales Rally GB since 2000 but the move to North Wales has a number of significant advantages.

“Most importantly, perhaps, we are closer to the sport's traditional heartlands, some iconic rally forests, as well as being within a short drive of some of the larger conurbations in the UK such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Midlands. Taking those factors into account, as well as our new ticket pricing policy which is designed to cater for both hardcore rally fans and a wider family audience, we are confident that the 2013 Wales Rally GB will be a highlight on the motor sport calendar.”

Full details on the route and on ticket prices will be announced in due course.

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April 26, 2013 10:05 AM

well, i think they should only allow over 18s to post on this website, clearly we now have 10 year olds reading and posting Its a Refreshing move, Info for our Junior readers, all the Money for this Awesome event comes from the Welsh Assembly, some of which is from which taxes from Farmers, Thankfully all the Sheep contribute to the Farmers Revenues lol The stages are far better to the North, Pantperthog, Dyfi, Clocaenog, Bettws y Coed etc, I miss drving these stages, maybe one day i will be back in a Historic car to reflect its drivers age - lol Im Really looking forward to the Night stages too, something i have been saying we need to bring back

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April 28, 2013 11:01 AM

@Michael Groves... you're missing the point, Rally GB used to cover the 3 mainland countries, as bananaman has already written. I have no problem with it being "Rally Wales", and if the Welsh Assembly are (part) funding then good on them, but - and it cuts both ways - don't call it Rally GB when it just isn't. Loosen up a bit Dafydd...life's too short.

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