Organisers of Wales Rally GB have announced that the Kinmel Park RallyFest stages on Sunday will only be open to advanced ticket holders after issues arose on the two runs through the similar RallyFest tests at Chirk Castle.

Huge numbers of fans descended on the stages, leading to heavy traffic in the area as car parks were declared full some time before the first cars arrived - resulting in some ticket holders being turned away.

With the number of spectators present also causing delays in the stage being run, organisers have now said that the Kinmel Park stages will only be open to existing ticket holders in an attempt to avoid a repeat.

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Any ticket holders who were unable to access the Chirk Castle stages will be able to use their tickets at Kinmel Park.

Tickets for the stages at Dyfnant, Clocaenog and the Great Orme remain available to purchase on the gate.

"We're thrilled with the response and interest in this year's new look Wales Rally GB," Andrew Coe, chief executive of the event organizer International Motor Sports, said. "Moving the event to north Wales has proved a huge success and we're seeing unprecedented spectator numbers lining the forests and roads of every stage.

"Unfortunately this led to a number of spectators not being able to gain entry to today's stages at Chirk Castle. We're aware that many of these were existing ticket holders and for that we apologise. The venue's car parks simply reached capacity and with the nature of a rally taking place in largely remote areas there was simply no alternative."