Wales Rally GB Moves for 2013

The 2013 Wales Rally GB (14-17 November) will feature a new home in North Wales, an exciting new competitive route plus a new ticketing offer – all reinforcing the legendary event’s position as one of the most challenging and attractive on the FIA World Rally Championship calendar.

The rally’s Headquarters and central Service Park will be located on a new site being prepared alongside the Toyota Plant in Deeside in Flintshire. 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.

Highlights will include:

Four-days of competitive action featuring a more compact route with the majority of the timed Special Stages set in the classic Welsh forests.
Night and family-friendly spectator stages reintroduced into the itinerary
Wider range of tickets at significantly lower prices catering for both traditional rally enthusiasts in the forests and new audiences featuring additional facilities.
“We have listened to what the teams and fans want in our determined efforts to create what we are confident will be not only one of the best rounds in the WRC but also a fitting finale to the entire 2013 world championship,” explained Andrew Coe, Chief Executive of rally organiser International Motor Sports.

“South Wales has provided us with a fantastic home for Wales Rally GB since 2000 but the move to North Wales has a number of significant advantages. Most importantly, perhaps, we are closer to the sport’s traditional heartlands, some iconic rally forests, as well as being within a short drive of some of the larger conurbations in the UK such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Midlands. Taking those factors into account, as well as our new ticket pricing policy which is designed to cater for both hardcore rally fans and a wider family audience, we are confident that the 2013 Wales Rally GB will be a highlight on the motor sport calendar.”

Wales Rally GB

Full ticket details will be announced when the final route is confirmed but fans wishing to buy the full World Rally Pass which gives access to all four days of Special Stages plus the Service Park, can take advantage of a special ‘pre-sale’ offer from midday on Friday 3rd May.
Adult World Rally Passes will be priced at £99* (down from £130 in 2012) but will be available for just £90* if purchased via the official newly redesigned website or telephone hotline (0844 847 2251 or +44 161 425 7560 for overseas callers) before the end of June.

For those aged between nine and 15 years old, a child’s World Rally Pass will be available from 3rd May for just £1*. Access for those aged eight and under is free.

* Terms and conditions apply to all ticket prices.

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