Official entries have opened today for competitors wishing to compete on Wales Rally GB, the concluding round of the 2013 World Rally Championship.

As previously announced, rally crews are being offered three different options to pit their skills against the sport's elite on this year's event, which will run from November 14-17, and which is now based in north Wales.

"The comprehensive changes we've made to Wales Rally GB have been met with widespread enthusiasm from competitors and fans, so we are expecting lots of interest from potential entrants," said Andrew Coe, chief executive of rally organiser International Motor Sports.

"There are not many sports where amateurs can compete alongside world champions - rallying is special in that respect and we are keen to encourage as many teams as possible to maximise this great opportunity to be part of the high-profile WRC show.

"What's more all three alternatives being offered offer great value for money plus the chance to compete on some of the world's best gravel stages."

Entrants can choose between tackling the full four-day WRC event, or two different National events. The three-day National Rally includes no fewer than 11 of the 13 Wales Rally GB stages starting on Friday with challenging tests in Hafren, Sweet Lamb and Myherin. The shorter two-day National Rally commences on Saturday morning and shares the same route as the on-going three-day event - this includes the two exciting new RallyFest stages at Chirk Castle and Kinmel Park as well as the historic Great Orme.

"Adding to the high octane World Championship atmosphere and ambience, teams contesting the National Rallies will be based at the new WRC Service Park in Deeside and finishers will receive their trophies on the newly designed, high-profile WRC Start/Finish Podium in Llandudno on Sunday afternoon," organisers added.

Entries available for the two National Rallies and initial priority - on a first come first served basis - will be given to those entering the three-day event.

The final closing date for entries is Friday 1 November.


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