It has been confirmed that World Championship event Wales Rally GB will be based in North Wales in November, providing a multi-million pound boost for the area. The Rally event will be taking place on November 14th and last until November 17th.
For the last two years it has started in Llandudno and Conwy, and finished in Cardiff but this year the action will be based only in North and Mid-Wales.
Both the start and finish take place in Llandudno with the ceremonial start in front of Conwy Castle.
Marine Drive around the Great Orme in Llandudno is anticipated to be included into the event as a non-competitive road section, but will run competitively on November the 17th before cars go through the official finish in Llandudno.
It is also predicted that there could be competitive stages om the Gwydir Forest near Llanwrst, although nothing has been finalized at this early stage. One of the main reasons behind basing the rally in North Wales is the region fantastic range of environments, terrains and close proximity to major centres of population, such as Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, which hopes to boost spectator figures.
Andrew Coe of International Motorsport said: “It’s true to say we’re keen for North Wales to be a major part of the rally as in 2011 and 2012 when Llandudno and Conwy were used for the start the support was exceptional, we are working closely with Conwy Council as partners”.
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