The latest plans announced for this year's Wales Rally GB confirm that those enthusiastic amateur crews contesting the acdcompanying National Rally will get the opportunity to compete in front of huge crowds on the same legendary special stages as their FIA World Rally Championship counterparts.

Ensuring all those entering the competition can play an integral part in UK rallying's blue riband event has proven successful in the recent past, and organisers have revealed that the 2015 National Rally's three-day competitive itinerary will shadow the WRC route, with single runs through all 13 timed sections.

The WRGB National Rally will also fill the time between the two WRC passes through the legendary Hafren, Sweet Lamb and Myherin stages in mid-Wales on Friday. Then, on Saturday, the Nationals are given the honour of opening the action at the family-friendly RallyFest at Chirk Castle, before tackling four classic Welsh forest stages in Gartheiniog, Dyfi, Dyfnant and Aberhirnant, after which they return to the service ark where the evening party will be getting underway.

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Sunday's schedule in north Wales will follow the main WRC programme with visits to Alwen and the short but stunning Great Orme tarmac stage above Llandudno, before closing the event with a run through the Brenig 'Power Stage'.

It all adds up to 101 miles of spectacular action on some of the world's most challenging forest tracks, while the National competitors will also be based alongside the WRC teams in the busy central service park in Deeside and share the same start and finish ceremonies.

"The popularity of the National Rally is an important factor in the recent success story of this event and it allows crews from all levels of the sport within the UK to be part of a World Championship rally," said Ben Taylor, managing director of Wales Rally GB, "The crowds love to see the wide variety of cars that make up the domestic rally scene and it all contributes to a real end of season party atmosphere during the whole week."

Last year's National rally was a complete sell-out, attracting a capacity entry and organisers are expecting this year's event to be similarly oversubscribed when entries open on Thursday 10 September.

"It was as good as it gets," enthused last year's winner, Mike Faulkner, "I really enjoyed the stages and the atmosphere was fantastic - there were so many people watching us go by."