|Great Orme Llandudno Street Stage|
|Date||4 Oct 2018|
|Event Type||Rally (Cars)|
|Location||Llandudno, North Wales|
|Contact||Name : Jonathan Gill|
Tel : 01372 414120
Mobile : 07860 563000
|Notes||> Spectacular weekend showcase featuring legendary rally cars|
> Sunday parade on the Great Orme and the resort’s closed roads
> Mouth-watering retro addition to World Championship action
> Standout cars from Group B, WRC and rallying’s epic eras
This autumn’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October) will not only be making history but also celebrating rallying’s illustrious history.
As recently announced, for the very first time on the British mainland, closed sections of public roads in the event’s official host county of Conwy will witness the spectacle of high-octane World Championship motor sport.
The latest generation of competing WRC cars – the fastest machines the sport has ever witnessed – will be joined by a dazzling showcase of iconic rally cars from celebrated ages in the past.
Whetting appetites for the event’s momentous finale, which will see the WRC stars racing against the clock around the famed Great Orme and then through the streets of Llandudno, a very special Rally Legends display will be based in the resort and open to the public throughout the rally weekend.
What’s more, the thousands of fans attending the history-making street stage on Sunday morning will also see some of these fabled past masters, featuring much-loved luminaries from Group A, Group B, WRC and other epic eras, parading around the Great Orme and right into the heart of the picturesque town centre.
Guaranteeing a huge crowd, admittance to the new Great Orme Llandudno street stage is absolutely free of charge, though a limited number of Grandstand and Rally Xtra @ Llandudno upgrades are available for those eager for an even better view and to experience all the attractions of hospitality.
“It’s going to be a milestone weekend in British motor sport history and the presence of all these wonderful cars from yesteryear will be an integral part of an exciting rally festival in Llandudno,” enthused Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.
“We will pay homage to the sport’s glorious past and the famous names of Paddy Hopkirk, Roger Clark, Richard Burns and Colin McRae, but also introduce a new breed of rally fan to the amazing WRC of today.”
Owners of more than 80 outstanding retro cars have been invited and many already have registered their desire to be part of such a milestone weekend. Others are welcome to register their interest via the competitors’ section on the walesrallygb.com website where full details, plus an entry form, are available for download.
While admittance to the Rally Legends showcase and Great Orme Llandudno street stage are free, tickets for the other 20 speed tests, including Thursday evening’s floodlit curtain-raiser at Tir Prince Raceway, are now on sale with significant discounts for those buying now.
Adult prices start at just £15 with the premium four-day event pass remaining at £99 for the ninth successive year. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free to general admission areas.
Full information can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website and via the event’s social media channels.
Notes to Editors
About Wales Rally GB: Since its inception in 1932, the International Rally of Great Britain has been run 73 times. Enforced stoppages have included World War 2, Suez Crisis (1957) and Foot and Mouth (1967). It is one of only two events (along with Finland) to have retained its status as both a qualifying and scoring round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) since the championship was established in 1973.
Dayinsure Wales Rally GB is the UK round of this year’s WRC and is organised and promoted by International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS), the commercial arm of the Motor Sports Association, the governing body of UK motor sport. Branded as Wales Rally GB since 2003 when theWelsh Government became the principal funding partner, the rally is based out of a central Rally Village inDeeside with competitive stages throughout north and mid Wales.
The event’s official website iwww.walesrallygb.com provides regular news updates as well as a link to copyright-free images.
Sustainability: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB achieved the FIA Institute Environmental Accreditation at the highest level of ‘Excellence’ in 2016. The organisers will continue to make the event more sustainable and reduce its impact on the environment. Where possible the use of locally sourced produce and recyclable products will be encouraged.
About Dayinsure: Established in 2005 and backed by Aviva and Allianz, Dayinsure has grown into one of the UK’s leading short term online car insurance firms. Based in Tarporley, Cheshire, Dayinsure provides customers with an easy way to add an additional driver to their vehicle or a cost effective way of insuring themselves on another vehicle on a temporary basis. Find out more by visiting: www.dayinsure.com.