Event

2018 Welsh rally

by staff writer JP

The Dayinsure Wales Rally GB features a different route taking in forests and parts of north Wales

Thanks to a change in the law regarding closed roads for motor sport in Wales, it’s great news for the International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS). Organiser and promoter of Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, they have overhauled the event’s four day itinerary. Now both visitors and competitors get a much improved course.

The benefits are most valuable where a number of smaller forests can be extended by closing a short stretch of road, creating speed tests worthy of the WRC. As in 2017, the event will blast off with a crowd pleaser at Tir Prince. Many of the classic forest tests around Aberystwyth, will now feature as part of a jumbo ‘Super Saturday’ bill. The show moves back to north Wales on the Sunday with a new Power Stage venue.

"We have some spectacular special stages that have never before been included on this rally"
Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Plans for a lengthened WRGB National Rally have also been confirmed. Allowing amateur crews to share the world championship spotlight. After 85 miles of action on some of the world’s best forest tracks, the winners will be crowned on their return to the busy WRGB Rally Village.

The 2018 event also features the concluding two rounds of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, the UK’s premier series. This means that the best British drivers will all converge on Wales at the start of October to finally decide who will take the coveted Prestone-backed crown this year.