Next month’s Wales Rally GB 26-29 October will get off to a spectacular flying start.
As a dramatic curtain-raiser to four days of thrilling against-the-clock action in the legendary Welsh forests, this autumn’s FIA World Championship event blasts off on thursday evening 26 October with a new speed test, staged under the floodlights at Tir Prince Raceway in the seaside resort of Towyn.
And, to provide fans with some dramatic opening night entertainment, the Visit Conwy Tir Prince stage will feature two dramatic jumps.
These will see the latest generation of more powerful World Rally Cars flying through the air as hard-charging drivers race to gain an early advantage over their adversaries.
As a mouthwatering taste of what is to follow, a crowd-pleasing one-mile course has been designed to include a slalom section and hairpin, as well as the two eye-catching jumps.
Competitors will first complete one high-speed lap of the Tir Prince trotting track – more traditionally used for horse racing – before tackling a tricky section set out in an adjoining area.
Special viewing areas have been created and big screens installed, guaranteeing visitors do not miss any of the high-octane action.