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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2011, 11:30:40 am »
Looks like they've saved his hand/arm after a 7 hour operation but he'll be out of racing for a year.

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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2011, 05:24:14 pm »
"Wales Rally GB, Britain's round of the FIA World Rally Championship, will visit a far greater proportion of Wales this November, with an opening stage on the legendary Great Orme set to kick off 2011's Wales Rally GB.

The event will also include central service at Builth Wells and forays to the classic forest stages of North and Mid Wales, culminating on the spectacular Epynt military ranges near Brecon.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society's (RWAS) permanent showground in Builth Wells, Powys will be home for the main service area, which will be under cover for the first time in recent years in Rally GB. The RWAS showground will also play host to the Shakedown on Wednesday, 9th November.

The event gets underway on Thursday, 10th November in Llandudno, where two stages on the Great Orme Toll road - last used on the Lombard RAC Rally in 1981 - and one at Clocaenog - last used on the Network Q RAC Rally in 1996 - will make up the competitive mileage for the first day. An opening ceremony will take place outside the picturesque castle in Conwy in the early evening, before competitors and their cars return to Llandudno for overnight Parc Ferme."

http://www.walesrallygb.com/news/1910.php


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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2011, 05:39:11 pm »
 D) D) that is fantastic news!  I will never forget seeing Audi Quatros going flat out around the Marine Drive, must have been in 81.
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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2011, 06:24:20 pm »
This is great news. There has been a lot of work in the background by CCBC and partners to attract the Rally back to Conwy.

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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2011, 09:29:06 pm »
I was lucky enough to win a ride around the Marine Drive in a rally car a few years ago when Conwy Honda sponsored a race (can't recall which one). It was an amazing experience and a real eye-opener as to how to drive at speed on such a small windy road. I lived on the Orme for 30 years and loved watching the rally cars as a kid, sometimes skiving school as not all races were held at the weekend. I used to pick a spot just before the lighthouse as there were a couple of good bends there so it was good viewing. It'll be good to see the 'Big Boys' back after all these years.
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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2011, 09:34:32 pm »
Need to pick a good spot to take some photos.

Offline Jack

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Re: CAR RALLY for LLANDUDNO
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2012, 04:56:31 pm »
Looks like next years WRC GB rally is starting in Llandudno but NOT going around the Orme or going to the Clocaenog Forest, then that looks like it for Wales as the following years races look like they are going to the North East of England.