Posted: Mon 10th Nov 2014

Good Advice: 10 things to take to Wales Rally GB

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014

So, the wait is nearly over, and after months of meticulous planning Thursday will see the Wales Rally GB roll into Deeside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Preparations have been ongoing for sometime to convert the land next Toyota’s engine plant into a service park area the size of a village, it will become home to 160 crews, of course it will be the heart of the event.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the course the last weekend a steady stream of team trucks have been seen heading onto the site in preparation for Thursday’s start. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Many of us Rally ‘Newbies’ have had our interest piqued by this World Class sporting event ‘rocking up’ on Deeside, but we’re probably not that well versed in the tricks of the seasoned rally spectator – so we went looking for a few ‘top tips’ and found some good solid advice from the experts over at Shakedownmag.com :  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

CLICK HERE: 10 things to take to Wales Rally GB  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Most of it of course is common sense, from sensible boots, to bobble hats, torches and IKEA bags! also worth checking out Shakedownmag’s Rally Resource Centre its excellent: http://www.shakedownmag.com/rally-resources/ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Building on the events huge popularity last year, even more activities, entertainment and facilities have been organised for from Thgursday and entry is free. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Service Park is open to the public from Thursday morning through to Saturday evening, with funfair, interviews, live music, fireworks, sideshows, a big screen, covered catering area and a host of other attractions aimed at a wider family audience. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Europe’s premier bicycle stunt show – Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour – will be wowing the crowds with their high-flying jump riders and there’s also a funfair with dodgems and children’s rides. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the week, an Industry Awareness STEM event organised by the Welsh Government will bring in more than 1000 students from local schools as part of an inspirational programme of engineering-based activities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

From Friday evening a special indoor entertainment area will feature Red Bull simulators, a face painter for younger fans as well as a fantastic display of historic Toyota motor sport cars including WRC winners and a Le Mans prototype, alongside the amazing Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Car. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Courtesy of Shell another popular attraction is certain to be a homage to this years official Rally Legend, Ari Vatanen. The famous Finn won this event 30 years ago and fans will be able to see his victorious Peugeot 205 T16 in the service park. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This year’s live music line-up also has a high-octane edge to it as Toseland – the hard-driving rock band fronted by double World Superbike Champion James Toseland – tops Saturday evening’s bill. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Free of charge parking is available on-site on a first come, first served basis and once this reaches capacity, an overflow park and ride system will be put into operation. Visitors are advised to follow the road signage and listen to the event’s dedicated Wales Rally FM radio station on 87.7FM for the latest information. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Full details of arrangements can be found in the on-line Rally Planner available via the official www.walesrallygb.com website which also has full ticket information. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Entry to the Service Park, Ceremonial Start, Newtown Regroup and Ceremonial Finish is free.
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