Wales Rally GB brings Rallyfest to North Wales This October, on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st, Wales Rally GB and the World Rally Championship (WRC) will take over Conwy and Llandudno for a two day rally festival. The final round of the FIA WRC...
Wales Rally GB brings Rallyfest to North Wales
This October, on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st, Wales Rally GB and the World Rally Championship (WRC) will take over Conwy and Llandudno for a two day rally festival. The final round of the FIA WRC -- Wales Rally GB -- is taking its all-new Rallyfest on tour, so motorsport fans and families alike can get a taster of the event in North Wales.
Supported by Conwy County Borough Council, Rallyfest North Wales will start in the historic coastal town of Conwy on Saturday 30th October. Here, on Conwy Quay, spectators will be able to get up close to a host of different specification rally cars, covering the range of vehicles competing in this year's Wales Rally GB. The static display, set against the spectacular backdrop of Conwy Castle and the estuary, will be accompanied by driver question and answer sessions, competitions and a range of entertainment so that everyone can enjoy the fun.
On the following day, Sunday 31st October, Llandudno will be the setting for Rallyfest North Wales' action display. Drivers will show off their world class capabilities as they perform live for fans on a closed off section of Gloddaeth Street -- definitely an event not to be missed.
Cllr Graham Rees, Conwy cabinet member said: "I'm delighted to welcome Wales Rally GB to Conwy County Borough, we're very pleased that Llandudno and Conwy have been selected to host this prestigious two day rally promotional event.
"Motorsport is very popular and can attract considerable economic benefits to an area, along with a large number of supporters. I'm sure it will be a great success."
Andrew Coe, chief executive of Wales Rally GB, commented: "It's fantastic that we've been able to work with Conwy County Borough Council to bring the excitement and thrill of Wales Rally GB to North Wales for two days this October. Rallyfest North Wales will not only provide motorsport fans with the opportunity to soak up the event, but it will also enable newcomers to the sport, and families, to experience rallying at the top of its game in the heart of two of North Wales' finest towns.
"We're looking forward to making a huge splash in North Wales on 30th and 31st October and setting the scene for the biggest and best Wales Rally GB from 11th -- 14th November."
Wales Rally GB takes place this year from 11th -- 14th November. The final round of the FIA World Rally Championship offers the perfect mix of forest and city-based action, including a return to Radnor Forest after 11 years and an all-new stage in Cardiff Bay. Also new for 2010 is the Rallyfest zone which will take over Cardiff Bay for four days and will play host to the Service Park. Here fans will be able to see drivers and their engineers working in the service area, enjoy the trade stands, big screens showing rally action and a packed entertainment schedule.