Countdown begins to Wales Rally GB
October 03, 2019driversclub
There are some excellent motoring events held in the UK each year, but one of our favourites has to be Wales Rally GB. It offers great routes against a backdrop of beautiful scenery – and the countdown has begun once again for this year’s action.
It all starts on Thursday October 3rd 2019 and runs until Sunday October 6th, with advanced ticket sales said to already be at record levels.
A busy programme of events
Some of the world’s top drivers are busy preparing their cars for what’s set to be a terrific weekend of epic action, mostly staged within the forests of north and mid-Wales.
This year, the ceremonial start will take place along Liverpool’s historic waterfront, marking the first time in 20 years that Wales Rally GB has been flagged away in England.
There will also be an exciting new rally base in Llandudno and two spectator-friendly tests: one at Oulton Park in Cheshire and the other along the seafront at Colywn Bay.
Meanwhile, with this latest generation of World Rally cars the fastest point-to-point racers the sport has ever seen, it’s sure not to disappoint motoring fans of any age.
If you’ve got great cars, then you’ll also want a star-studded line-up of drivers – and this year’s event certainly provides that. Six-time world champion Sebastien Ogier will be gunning for victory, as will Toyota’s Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville of Hyundai.
With big screens showcasing the races, catering and a packed programme of entertainment for everyone, this is one motoring event you’re not going to want to miss.
Tickets purchased in advance start from just £15 and kids under 15 go free, although you might want to check the deadlines as some must be bought before a cut-off period at the end of September. There are also varying entry fees for some of the locations along the route.
The International Rally of Great Britain began in 1932 and has only been stopped three times: for the Second World War; during the Suez Crisis of 1957; and as part of a foot and mouth outbreak in 1967.
Steve Clarke, marketing manager at Drivers Club News, comments: “Wales Rally GB is a stand-out event in the motoring calendar and 2019 looks set to be a great year for it. We’ve got our tickets – have you got yours yet?”
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