Rally Route Although the rally remains based in south Wales, major changes take competitors back to the classic mid-Wales forests of Hafren and Myherin for the first time in eight years. As a result the Brechfa Forest tests have been dropped.
Although the rally remains based in south Wales, major changes take competitors back to the classic mid-Wales forests of Hafren and Myherin for the first time in eight years. As a result the Brechfa Forest tests have been dropped. The start and finish remains in Cardiff with the service park again in Swansea's marina area, 70km away. The new mileage forms the bulk of the opening day, with two short spectator friendly tests at Walters Arena in Rheola Forest completing the action. Saturday mixes the long Resolfen test in the Vale of Neath with the traditional tests further north, run in the opposite direction to 2007, before a modified stage inside Cardiff's spectacular Millennium Stadium. The final day is based solely in the south. Drivers tackle 19 stages covering 348.99km in a route of 1428.44km. <pre> RALLY GB ROUND 15 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 - 7 December 2008
Thursday 4 December: Ceremonial start Start Law Courts, Cardiff 18.00
Friday 5 December: Day 1 Swansea - Swansea Start Swansea 06.00 SS1 Hafren 1 19.10km 09.08 SS2 Sweet Lamb 1 5.11km 09.32 SS3 Myherin 1 35.34km 09.53 RSZ A Builth Wells (15 mins) 11.48 SS4 Hafren 2 19.10km 13.16 SS5 Sweet Lamb 2 5.11km 13.40 SS6 Myherin 2 35.34km 14.01 SS7 Walters Arena 1 2.29km 17.06 SS8 Walters Arena 2 2.29km 17.17 Serv B Swansea (45 mins) 18.47 Finish Swansea 18.57 Total 123.68km
Saturday 6 December: Day 2 Swansea - Swansea Start Swansea 07.15 Serv C Swansea (15 mins) 07.25 SS9 Resolfen 1 30.68km 08.18 SS10 Halfway 1 18.57km 09.47 SS11 Crychan 1 14.86km 10.13 Serv D Swansea (30 mins) 12.13 SS12 Resolfen 2 30.68km 13.21 SS13 Halfway 2 18.57km 14.50 SS14 Crychan 2 14.86km 15.16 SS15 Cardiff 0.99km 18.15 Serv E Swansea (45 mins) 19.23 Finish Swansea 20.18 Total 129.21km
Sunday 7 December: Day 3 Swansea - Swansea Start Swansea 06.50 Serv F Swansea (15 mins) 07.00 SS16 Rheola 1 27.96km 07.55 SS17 Port Talbot 1 20.09km 09.03 Serv G Swansea (30 mins) 10.00 SS18 Rheola 2 27.96km 11.10 SS19 Port Talbot 2 20.09km 12.18 Serv H Swansea (10 mins) 13.03 Finish Law Courts, Cardiff 14.56 Total 96.10km
Rally total 348.99km