North and Mid Wales for the Wales Rally GB 2013 from 14 to 17 November
Published: Monday 21st Oct 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
From its new base in Deeside, north-east Wales, the 2013 Wales Rally GB will be won or lost over 24 competitive stages, more than half of which are either totally new or haven't been featured in the World Championship since the 1990s. Click on any of the following areas for more details of the stages.
Adding to the challenge and spectacle, the opening three timed sections on Thursday evening will take place in darkness and some classic Welsh forest stages in Snowdonia and the Ruthin/Corwen area will be reintroduced. The event's ceremonial start will be hosted in Conwy on the Thursday evening with the finishing line celebrations in neighbouring Llandudno on Sunday afternoon. Making the event more attractive to the wider audience now within easy visiting distance of the rally, both Saturday's and Sunday's schedule will include a family-oriented 'spectator stage' designed to bring the action closer to the public.
Sweet Lamb in Mid Wales on Friday, Saturday's Chirk Castle and Sunday's Kinmel Park will be designated RallyFest Stages providing day-long family entertainment for all ages. As well as seeing the WRC stars and cars in action twice, RallyFest Stages will include a big screen, catering village, public address commentary, special displays, a Rally Dome, on-stage shows as well as other attractions. Friday will see all the cars and drivers in Newtown, Saturday's stages are set to the north of Machynlleth followed by a13-mile classic Welsh forest stage to the south-east of Llanfyllin and Sunday has a first visit to Penllyn near Bala. Providing a fitting finale not just to Wales Rally GB but also to the entire 2013 FIA World Rally Championship, the event will reach its climax with a dramatic stage around the Great Orme early on Sunday afternoon.