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Wales Rally GB "blows the bloody doors off" Millennium Stadium entertainment World Rally Championship spectators will strap themselves in for a breathtaking action show with precision driving, spectacular stunts and high speed chases. And that's...

Wales Rally GB "blows the bloody doors off" Millennium Stadium entertainment

World Rally Championship spectators will strap themselves in for a breathtaking action show with precision driving, spectacular stunts and high speed chases. And that's only the 'warm-up' before international rallying heroes enter Cardiff's Millennium Stadium to compete on Saturday 1 December, the penultimate day of the UK and final round of the Championship, Wales Rally GB.

Billed by Wales Rally GB organisers as 'The Millennium Job,' visitors will enjoy a mouthwatering demonstration of bravery and skill on four wheels, performed by five-times British Auto Test champion, Paul Swift and his team, filling the stadium with cars, lights and action. 'The Millennium Job' is just one element of the entertainment programme planned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Wales Rally GB, formerly the Rally of Great Britain.

As rallying stars from across the globe gather beneath the stadium in preparation, spectators will also be taken on a high-speed ride through the event's history from the very first running in Torquay in 1932 to Cardiff in 2007. Amongst the iconic cars of the past there will even be a 1932 Lanchester identical to the car in which Colonel A H Loughborough won the very first running.

"As the final round of both the World and British Rally Championships, this is one of the most exhilarating events in the UK sporting calendar," enthused Wales Rally GB's chief executive Andrew Coe. "This year will be particularly special with all the celebrations to mark the event's 75th anniversary, and we have gone all out to create a night to be remembered by every rally fan."

"However, the focus of evening is still very much on the competitive challenge that this stage will present," continued Coe, "not least because the result of the last few World Rally Championship battles sees just 10 points separating current leader Marcus Groenholm and reigning champion Sebastien Loeb. On Saturday evening, all eyes will be on the Millennium Stadium for the penultimate day of what is increasingly looking like one of the closest World Championship finale in years."

-credit: walesrallygb.com

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Drivers Sébastien Loeb