Trees and log piles along the course create hazards, whilst the unpredictable British weather can see rain and fog, as well as snow and ice on occasions, thrown into the mix too. With studded tyres banned – even in extreme winter conditions – the Wales Rally GB is one of the most unpredictable of the year and is where title dreams can be won or lost.
The Wales Rally GB is the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and one of the oldest on the calendar having been first run in 1932. Since 2010, it has been based in Wales, with occasional forays across the English border, and sees drivers take on fast tree-lined forest tracks. These are quick but often made technically difficult by wet and muddy conditions.
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The penultimate round of 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will see teams heading to the forests of Wales for the Wales Rally GB (26-29 October). This autumnal event sees teams taking on 21 special stages and 304 kilometers of gravel roads, most of which they will be familiar with from previous years.
ŠKODA’s success at the recent Tour de Corse has completed a clean sweep for the FABIA R5 car in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) events. As Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger crossed the finish line to secure victory in the WRC2 category in Corsica, they ensured that a FABIA R5 has now won every WRC rally.
The Rally Wales GB was the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) 2016 and was all set to deliver drama and excitement in the WRC2 championship. And […]