This year’s Wales Rally GB National Rally route has been announced, with eight stages and 85 stage miles over a two day Friday-Saturday (4-5 October) format.

The event includes classes for both contemporary and historic rally cars with the presence of icons from yesteryear such as Ford Escorts, Subaru Imprezas and even VW Beetles always being a massive huge crowd-pleaser.

The action starts in north Wales on Friday with four classic special stages set in the forests of Elsi, Penmachno, Dyfnant and Aberhirnant plus a visit to Slate Mountain where the speed test at the renowned adventure sports venue high up in Snowdonia has now been resurfaced to forest standards.

Following a well-earned overnight stop back in Llandudno, the battleground then switches to mid Wales with three longer and more exhilarating timed stages on what’s rightly billed as ‘Super Saturday’. Dyfi, Myherin and Sweet Lamb Hafren are all hallowed in rallying folklore and, with all three world championship stages each totalling around 15-miles in length, they will provide a challenging and rewarding finale to the 2019 WRGB National Rally.

Surviving crews will return to the seafront in Llandudno for the Ceremonial Finish and prizegiving on the FIA World Rally Championship podium.

With so much to offer, recent WRGB National Rallies have proved incredibly popular often selling-out swiftly. This year is expected to be similarly oversubscribed when online entries, priced at £990 (exempt of VAT), open on Wednesday 7 August.

“There are not many sports where amateurs can compete alongside their heroes and the WRGB National Rally is a wonderful opportunity for crews from all levels of the sport to test themselves against the world’s very best on some of the world’s finest forest stages – also to savour the amazing atmosphere of a WRC event,” said Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive of Motorsport UK, organiser of Wales Rally GB.

For spectators keen to experience this year’s Wales Rally GB and accompanying WRGB National Rally, a wide range of early bird tickets are already on sale offering significant savings for those booking now. An adult Day Pass provides access to all stages on the selected day and, for early birds, costs £32 for Friday and Sunday and £35 for ‘Super Saturday’. Providing extra value for money, every adult ticket includes a free glossy programme priced at £9. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are offered free admission.

The early bird price of the premium four-day World Rally Pass, ensuring access to all 21 competitive special stages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thursday’s pre-event Shakedown, is priced at £109. Befitting the standout value of this prestigious ticket, purchasers will receive a programme, a hard pass and lanyard by post plus a special car pass that offers free overnight parking where available.

World Rally pass holders are also offered access to the Thursday night curtain-raiser at Oulton Park for a £5 supplement. Adult tickets for the Oulton Park can be purchased for £25 per adult with a £25 Grandstand upgrade option also on offer. Access is strictly via advanced tickets only as no tickets will be available on the gate.

2019 WRGB NATIONAL RALLY DRAFT ROUTE
Friday 4 October
Start: Llandudno
SS1: Elsi (6.21 miles)
SS2: Penmachno (10.53 miles)
SS3: Slate Mountain 1 (0.99 miles)
SS4: Dyfnant (11.81 miles)
SS5: Aberhirnant (9.01 miles)
Overnight: Llandudno

Saturday 5 October
SS6: Dyfi (15.84 miles)
SS7: Myherin (14.60 miles)
SS8: Sweet Lamb Hafren (15.97 miles)
Ceremonial Finish: The Promenade, Llandudno

Wales Rally GB, WRC, FIA World Rally Championship, Llandudno