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Title: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 13, 2014, 03:30:07 PM
WALES RALLY GB.....13/16 NOV.

http://www.walesrallygb.com/spectators/route_information.php (http://www.walesrallygb.com/spectators/route_information.php)

http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/calendar/wales-2014/page/704--704-682-.html (http://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/calendar/wales-2014/page/704--704-682-.html)

http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/whats-on/events/wales-rally-gb (http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/whats-on/events/wales-rally-gb)

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-amazing-footage-adrenaline-fuelled-ride-7912049 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-amazing-footage-adrenaline-fuelled-ride-7912049)

http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139270/conwy-begins-countdown-for-wales-rally-gb.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139270/conwy-begins-countdown-for-wales-rally-gb.aspx)


Stars take to the road ahead of Wales Rally GB's arrival in North Wales

Rugby stars, council leaders and mountain bike champions were among the VIP guests to take to the tracks yesterday at the Wales Rally GB media day.

The event saw some of the world’s best rally drivers including Wales’ Elfyn Evans, son of former British Rally Champion Gwyndaf Evans, Kris Meeke and Hayden Paddon, showcase their talents as they flew, glided and skidded around the lake at Llyn Brenig following a presentation by rally organisers.

Starting on Friday, November 14, in Colwyn Bay, the three-day event will see the drivers take on a series of tracks and challenges across North Wales including Chirk Castle, Llyn Brenig, Kinmel Bay and Dyfi before ending the race in Llandudno on the Sunday.

Conwy council leader Cllr Dilwyn Roberts gave a speech to guests on how proud the county is to be able to host not only part of the Wales Rally GB, but also the Cambrian Rally, due to take place next weekend.
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 15, 2014, 04:29:21 PM
Rally legend Ari Vatanen to be honoured at Wales Rally GB 2014

Motor sport superstar Ari Vatanen is set to be the official ‘Rally Legend’ at next month’s Wales Rally GB.
On next month's 'Rally Legend' honour, the 62-year-old Scandinavian said: "It goes without saying it is a great honour to be the first person selected.
As the event’s official ‘Rally Legend’, he will be fulfilling a number of different roles, being present at both the Ceremonial Start at Eirias Stadium and Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/rally-legend-ari-vatanen-honoured-7941179 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/rally-legend-ari-vatanen-honoured-7941179)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 15, 2014, 04:37:10 PM
PICTURE GALLERY - Drivers set to tear through the region for the Wales Rally GB

In evidence of its spectator-focused approach, this year’s Wales Rally GB will put fans right at the heart of the high-octane action more than ever before. Enhanced facilities, larger car parks and improved viewing areas will be complemented by free access to the Deeside Service Park, Remote Service area at Newtown, Colwyn Bay Ceremonial Start and Llandudno Ceremonial Finish.

http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139454/picture-gallery-drivers-set-to-tear-through-the-region-for-the-wales-rally-gb.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139454/picture-gallery-drivers-set-to-tear-through-the-region-for-the-wales-rally-gb.aspx)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 17, 2014, 11:21:41 AM
Where is the Wales Rally GB 2014 taking place?

Map and course description for the the 70th annual North Wales event

LOOK:PDF version of Wales Rally GB 2014 map.

PDF version of Wales Rally GB 2014 map. 

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-taking-7946578 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-taking-7946578)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 18, 2014, 01:29:05 PM
Wales Rally GB: McRae name to feature at this year's event

Britain’s most famous rallying family will be appearing at this year’s Wales Rally GB with Jimmy McRae set to compete in the popular Wales Rally GB National.

After a ten-year absence, McRae is returning to the fearsome Welsh forests, racing in a classic Vauxhall Firenza from the Seventies.
Perhaps best known as the father of global rally legend Colin McRae, the first British driver to win the FIA World Rally Championship and a three-time Rally GB winner, Jimmy’s competitive record is pretty impressive in his own merit.
The Scotsman, who turns 71 later this month, won the British Rally Championship title on no fewer than five occasions and twice finished third on the Rally GB.

The Wales Rally GB National, which shadows the international event, has several oversubscribed classes for historic rally cars and this year’s entry features numerous iconic crowd-pleasers from yesteryear including a Porsche 911, Lancia Stratos and MG Metro 6R4 as well as numerous tail-wagging Ford Escort MkIIs.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-mcrae-name-7942246 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-mcrae-name-7942246)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 19, 2014, 10:59:22 AM
How to buy tickets to the Wales Rally GB 2014

This year's Wales Rally GB will see 23 competitive stages held throughout North Wales between Thursday November 13 and Sunday November 16.
All advance tickets and passes have been held at 2013 prices with a number of different options and prices to cater for all.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/how-buy-tickets-wales-rally-7955117 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/how-buy-tickets-wales-rally-7955117)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 06:58:50 PM
Wales Rally GB 2014: VIP Hospitality packages available at three spectacular venues

Hospitality for this year's Wales Rally GB, to be held between Thursday November 13 and Sunday November 16, are currently on sale.

These official VIP hospitality packages, once again provided by corporate hospitality specialist MatchPoint, offer different exclusive opportunities on all three competitive days of the event, set in stunning ‘in-stage’ locations to provide spectacular viewing.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-vip-7966546 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-vip-7966546)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2014, 08:09:05 PM
That's SEVEN posts in a row Steve, almost up to your record of TEN.   _))*
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 09:34:16 PM
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That's SEVEN posts in a row Steve, almost up to your record of TEN.   _))*

I've still got to the 13th/16th then the results, so I should be OK..... ;)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 22, 2014, 06:25:32 PM
What’s happening at the Eirias Park launch of the Wales Rally GB

For the first time in Wales Rally GB history, this year's Ceremonial Start has moved to Eirias Stadium in Colwyn Bay.
Entry to the event is free with the car park opening at 4:30pm and gates to the stadium opening an hour later at 5:30 pm.
A pre-event autograph session with the world's leading drivers is scheduled on a first come, first served basis for approximately the first 500 arrivals between 6-6:30 pm while fans will also be able to admire the competing cars when they parked up inside the stadium at 6.30pm

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/whats-happening-eirias-park-launch-7981112 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/whats-happening-eirias-park-launch-7981112)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 28, 2014, 07:17:44 PM
Wales Rally GB 2014: Graeme Swann and Robert Kubica to join host of top rally stars

Organisers of next month’s Wales Rally GB, to be held between November 13-16, have confirmed the stage has been over-subscribed for the first time in years.
The final round of this year's World Rally Championship will see a maximum 160-car field, with no fewer than 72 teams representing 26 nations lining up to face 23 challenging stages run against the clock.

They will be complemented by 88 crews contesting the National event, providing amateurs with the chance to tackle the same timed sections immediately after WRC counterparts.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-graeme-8011637 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-graeme-8011637)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on October 29, 2014, 03:46:10 PM
Wales Rally GB 2014: BBC Top Gear Magazine to take part

The popular magazine’s Editor will compete in the B2 class for under-1600cc front-wheel-drive machinery alongside talented young up-and-coming co-driver Jack Morton – a member of the MSA Academy Junior Co-driver Programme, overseen by National Co-driver Coach and Colin McRae’s former WRC navigator Nicky Grist.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-bbc-8016858 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-bbc-8016858) $walesflag$
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 05, 2014, 04:17:44 PM
What is Friday's route for the Wales Rally GB 2014?

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/what-fridays-route-wales-rally-8030855 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/what-fridays-route-wales-rally-8030855)    $walesflag$
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 12, 2014, 03:05:22 PM
What’s happening at the Llandudno finish of the Wales Rally GB

After three-days of intense rally action, the finishing crews in both the WRC and National rallies will parade over the podium in Mostyn Street, Llandudno, from approximately 1pm.

Here the WRC winners and National winners will be crowned, champagne sprayed and national anthems played.

Access is free to the public and a live giant screen will also show live footage from the iRobot Brenig Power Stage from approximately 11 am in the fanzone.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-happening-llandudno-finish-wales-8097472 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-happening-llandudno-finish-wales-8097472)         $walesflag$
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014 OPENING CEREMONY TONIGHT
Post by: SteveH on November 13, 2014, 09:32:54 AM
Wales Rally GB opening ceremony to take place in Colwyn Bay tonight

THE Wales Rally GB will burst into action with a spectacular opening ceremony in Colwyn Bay tonight.
In readiness for three days of World Championship action in the Welsh forests, all the top competitors will be part of a high-octane show under the floodlights on at Parc Eirias this evening.

Admittance to the event’s official ceremonial start is free to all ages and a huge crowd is expected to take advantage of this opportunity to see the WRC cars and stars up close.

Parc Eirias is well prepared for large numbers of spectators.
Once the gates open at 5.30pm, visitors will be allowed to walk on the rugby pitch among all the amazing high-tech machines that will be competing against the clock for Wales Rally GB honours.

Between 6pm to 6.30pm there will be a special autograph session featuring all the WRC’s top drivers including both Sébastien Ogier, the newly-crowned 2014 World Rally Champion and local favourite Elfyn Evans

http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140677/wales-rally-gb-opening-ceremony-to-take-place-in-colwyn-bay-tonight.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140677/wales-rally-gb-opening-ceremony-to-take-place-in-colwyn-bay-tonight.aspx)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 13, 2014, 02:50:11 PM
Wales Rally GB 2014 drivers in practice run ahead of official launch

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/watch-wales-rally-gb-2014-8103797 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/watch-wales-rally-gb-2014-8103797)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 14, 2014, 10:55:54 AM
There are a lot of links at the moment, really to many to post, but the links have a large number of photographs of the local area and people.....
Colwyn Bay opens Wales Rally GB with a bang ahead of three days of competition
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/watch-colwyn-bay-opens-wales-8107365 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/watch-colwyn-bay-opens-wales-8107365)


http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140736/gallery-thousands-flock-to-colwyn-bay-for-wales-rally-gb-opening-ceremony.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140736/gallery-thousands-flock-to-colwyn-bay-for-wales-rally-gb-opening-ceremony.aspx)


LIVE RALLY BLOG..http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-live-8109101 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-2014-live-8109101)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 14, 2014, 07:14:59 PM
Thrills and spills in forests on first day of Wales Rally GB, great photos and video.....
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/other-sport/wales-rally-gb-2014-thrills-8113154 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/other-sport/wales-rally-gb-2014-thrills-8113154)
Title: Re: Wales rally GB 2014
Post by: SteveH on November 17, 2014, 10:55:38 AM
Wales Rally GB: Event set to bring more than £10m to North Wales economy

A hugely successful four days is capped off with more than 10,000 lining the streets of Llandudno for celebration parade
  PHOTOS LLANDUDNO                   http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-event-set-8118674 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wales-rally-gb-event-set-8118674)      $walesflag$