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Wales Rally GB news 2005-04-04

Spectator Passes for September's Wales Rally GB go on sale from Friday 15th April 2005. Options include: * World Rally Pass allowing access to all locations on the four day event * Day Passes for individual days * Stage Passes for individual...

Spectator Passes for September's Wales Rally GB go on sale from Friday 15th April 2005.

Options include:

* World Rally Pass allowing access to all locations on the four day event * Day Passes for individual days * Stage Passes for individual special stages * Family tickets for the three specially designed spectator areas

In addition, there are three ticket options for seats in the Millennium Stadium which hosts the timed Cardiff Stage on Saturday 17th. Prices start from £10 per adult with two children under 15 going free.

Admission to the Swansea Rally Centre at Felindre is included in the price of the World Rally Pass and all Day Passes. Alternatively a ticket can be purchased at the entrance for £5 per adult / £2.50 per child.

The table below give details of all the Pass options, prices and conditions.

The majority of prices have been reduced, when compared with previous years. For example, this year's go-everywhere World Rally Pass costs £99. The equivalent Pass in 2003 was £150. Admission to the Swansea Rally Centre at Felindre (adjacent to Junction 47 on the M4) has been halved, to £5.

Spectators will no longer be obliged to follow prescribed road routes between special stages and use only specific car parks. The double use of all eight timed special stages on Forestry Commission land will allow a number of car parking and viewing options, meaning spectators can create their own itinerary.

Only on Saturday - when one-way systems will be operated on the minor roads around the Crychan, Epynt and Halfway stages - will spectators be requested to choose their preferred viewing location.

A new concept will be three “Honey Pot” spectator areas, designed with Families and newcomers to rallying in mind. The Family Ticket costs £40 for 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 to 15, meaning that children go free. Each of these venues, noted below, will feature big screen, commentary, catering, toilets and merchandise stands. All three locations have facilities for the disabled.

* Friday (16th) Walters Arena, part of the Rheola Forest stage, will feature a jump and water splash.

* Saturday (17th) at Dixies on the Halfway Stage – a high speed section on Ministry of Defence Land across open moorland with unrivalled viewing opportunities.

* Sunday (18th) Margam Park - the final stage of the Rally - featuring a water splash and jump – against the backdrop of Margam House.

Access to the ceremonial start on Thursday 15th and the Champagne Finish on Sunday 18th at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, both with commentary and interviews, will be free of charge.

-www.walesrallygb.com

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