Confirmation today (Friday) that Channel 5 will broadcast television coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship has been enthusiastically welcomed by International Motor Sports Limited, organiser of Wales Rally GB (27-30 October), Britain's round of the globe-trotting WRC.
This year's Network Q WRGB National Rally was a gruelling affair that went down to the wire with a twist in the tail as the 'clubman' drivers joined the likes of Kris Meeke and Elfyn Evans competing on the same timed special stages, with a full capacity field of 89 cars starting the prestigious event.
Sébastien Ogier gave fans a dazzling display of all the skill and fine-tuned finesse that has made him three times an FIA World Rally Champion as he tamed the elements and mastered the mud to increase his advantage on the second day of Wales Rally GB.
Kris Meeke put on a stirring show for the tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators lining the forests on a gruelling opening day of Wales Rally GB, as he valiantly took the fight to three-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier.
Wales Rally GB is officially 'go', after thousands of fans packed into Llandudno today to watch a spectacular Ceremonial Start and two sporting superstars dropped into Deeside to enjoy a high-speed blast through the forests during the Shakedown.