FAQs

Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Rally of Legends

4-7 October 2018

The penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship
  • "Absolutely love Rally Wales GB, brought my girlfriend along for the first time last year and now she's hooked too!" Mr R, spectator
  • "World class event right on the doorstep. Well organised. Safe." Mr H, spectator
  • "We LOOOOOOOVEEEE Wales Rally GB, really! Great scenery, good organisation, wonderful tracks." Mr D, spectator
  • "We came as a family for my father's birthday. To be honest I wasn't expecting it to be as exciting as it was and even my teenage daughters really enjoyed it!" Mrs L, spectator
  • "One word - AWESOME" Mr N, spectator
  • "FANTASTIC day out for all the family whatever the weather." Mr G, spectator

FAQs

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2018 FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION

When and where does the Rally take place?

Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th October based in north Wales and Cheshire with many of the venues easily accessible from England.

An overview map of the route can be found HERE and the rally timetable can be viewed HERE.

What's the difference between the days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

Each day features action in different areas.
Shakedown (the final prep for the cars) and the Visit Conwy Tir Prince stage happen on Thursday, both based in north Wales.
Friday's action take place in the north Wales forests of Brenig, Alwen and Penmachno as well as the new stage at Slate Mountain, home to Zip World.
On Saturday it's all based around the Llanidloes / Aberystwyth area in mid Wales.
Sunday morning takes in two stages in Snowdonia then finishes with a blast around the Great Orme and onto the streets of Llandudno.

What would I see?

The world's best cars and drivers on the limit, as well as a whole field of more than 100 rally cars. You will typically see approximately 200 cars in competitive action at any one place during the day.

Where can I see the cars and stars for free?

Regroup in Newtown on Saturday
Great Orme and Llandudno street stage and Ceremonial Finish on Sunday
Rally Village at Deeside open Thursday, Friday and Saturday

How long does it last?

The action can last all day, but you are able to leave at any time. The WRC cars come through at 2 minute intervals and do most stages twice, while a separate National Rally will visit the stages on Friday and Saturday too, so you will see lots of action.

Which stage is best for children?

All children under 16 go free (excluding Tir Prince Paddock area, Rally Xtra venues and Llandudno Grandstands). The obvious choices for families will be: Visit Conwy Tir Prince on Thursday, Slate Mountain on Friday, Sweet Lamb Hafren on Saturday and the Great Orme Llandudno street stage on Sunday.

What is the Rally Village?

Located in Deeside, the Rally Village is where all the competing crews are based - in motor racing terms, it's the event's buzzing pits and paddock complex. Admission is free and fans of all ages can watch as the teams prepare their cars for the action in the fearsome forests. There's lots more to enjoy in the Rally Village too, with driver interviews, food outlets, trade stalls and entertainment.

TICKETS

Where should I go?

All stages offer a great experience, but first time visitors might consider the venues at Visit Conwy Tir Prince on Thursday, Slate Mountain or Brenig on Friday, Sweet Lamb Hafren on Saturday and Great Orme Llandudno street stage on Sunday as they are more accessible than the forest stages.

What ticket should I buy?

The ticket options are really simple. Just decide which day you want to come, then you can choose which stages later.
If you are coming all weekend, buy the premium World Rally Pass (£99).
If you want enhanced facilities, try any one of the Rally Xtra venues @ Brenig, Sweet Lamb or Llandudno (£125 per adult / £90 per child).
If you want flexibility for just one day of action, buy a Day Pass (£28 Thu, Fri, Sat or £23 Sun).
Don't forget, children aged 15 and under go free (with the exception of Tir Prince Paddock Area, Rally Xtra venues and Llandudno Grandstands).

Are there booking fees?

No, all ticket prices in include booking fees.

What about postage fees?

Day Passes, Visit Conwy Tir Prince tickets and Llandudno Grandstand tickets purchased in advance of the event are dispatched as e-tickets, the cost of which is included in the price of the ticket.
World Rally Passes and Rally Xtra Passes are all "hard" tickets so require postage (must be signed for upon delivery). World Rally Passes incur £4 per order postage fee while postage is included in the price of Rally Xtra Passes.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes. Strictly subject to availability you can purchase a single stage ticket at the entrance to the stage car park for £30 per single stage. Tir Prince General Admission is £20 on the day. All other ticket types must be purchased in advance of the event.

Where can I buy tickets?

  • Telephone hotline: 01492 817113 open 10:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday and 10:00 - 14:00 Saturday. Closed Sundays.
  • Online at www.walesrallygb.com (Maximum 10 tickets per transaction. For groups of 11 or more, please use the above telephone number.)
  • From 2pm Wednesday 3rd October at the Deeside Rally Village, open:

Wednesday 3rd October 14:00 - 21:00
Thursday 4th October 06:00 - 21:30
Friday 5th October 06:00 - 21:30
Saturday 6th October 06:00 - 22:30

  • On the day at stage car parks (single stage tickets only)

How will I get my tickets?

E-tickets are send out immediately to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Please ensure you have either printed out or downloaded your e-ticket to your mobile phone prior to arrival at the event.

World Rally Passes and Rally Xtra Passes ordered for international delivery before 9am on Friday 21st September or for UK delivery before 9am on Friday 28th September will be posted from August onwards and will require a signature upon delivery. Purchases made after this date will need to be collected from the official ticket office at the Deeside Rally Village.

What if I buy a ticket and then cannot go to the Rally, will I get a refund?

No, refunds of tickets purchased will only be issued in two scenarios. Our policy can be found HERE.

What are the terms and conditions of purchase?

These can be found HERE.

PARKING AND DISABLED ACCESS

Are there facilities for the disabled?

Dayinsure Wales Rally GB welcomes disabled spectators and will do all that is possible to ensure a pleasurable experience.
The stage rally environment is such that that majority of car parks, stages and other locations are likely to be physically demanding and rigorous. We are unable to offer dedicated disabled parking and viewing areas at most special stages. Therefore it is recommended that disabled customers who wish to attend the event visit the venues detailed HERE.

Is car parking included in the ticket price?

All tickets offer free car parking at the stages with the exception of Visit Conwy Tir Prince where a £5 per vehicle will apply and Great Orme where local parking charges may apply.
Some car parks will open the day before the stage runs and will remain open overnight for spectator parking. There will be a fee of £10 per vehicle for those parking overnight. Details of which car parks are open overnight will be available nearer to the event.
World Rally Pass holders will be permitted to park overnight for free as well as gain access to a dedicated on-site car park at the Deeside Rally Village (subject to availability).

Availability at any car park will be on a first come, first served basis and is not guaranteed. To avoid disappointment, spectators should arrive at their chosen car park in plenty of time.

The Rally Planner will provide directions to car parks and car park opening times.

PROGRAMME AND PLANNING MY TRIP

How do I get a copy of the official souvenir programme?

One programme (value £9) is provided per adult ticket / pass for collection on event with the exception of Visit Conwy Tir Prince tickets.
Programme fulfilment will be via a voucher for the World Rally Pass and Rally Xtra Passes.
Programmes for e-tickets purchased in advance will be fulfilled upon production of the e-ticket.
Only one programme can be redeemed per ticket.
On event, programmes can be collected as follows:

  • Individual stages including Visit Conwy Tir Prince
  • Deeside Rally Village
  • Newtown regroup
  • Llandudno Finish

How do I go about planning my trip?

A Rally Planner will be published online at walesrallygb.com in July which will include maps, directions to the car parks and other useful information to help you plan your trip to the Rally.

For a check list of suggested items to bring to the rally to ensure you are well-prepared please click HERE.

Is there any safety information I should bear in mind?

Rally cars can do the unexpected so, for your own safety and that of others, please:

  • Respect the marshals and follow their instructions
  • Observe the colour coded tape and all signage
  • Use the natural environment to protect yourself
  • Don't walk on the rally stage
  • Stay standing and remain alert
  • Remember that alcohol and drugs can impair your responses and threaten your safety

On the Stage:

  • DANGER NO SPECTATORS BEYOND THIS POINT - means what it says
  • Look after yourself and don't place yourself or others in danger
  • Plan to be in your chosen location 45 minutes before the first car is due
  • Look after your children
  • No dogs unless disabled-assistance dogs

The organisers will stop or cancel any stages if they consider that the safety of spectators, competitors or officials may be compromised.

Comprehensive safety information can be found HERE.

Updated 27 April 2018