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Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Rally of Legends

26-29 October 2017

The penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship

Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

FAQs

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FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION

When and where does the Rally take place?

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th 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 new Visit Conwy Special Stage at Tir Prince happen on Thursday, both based in north Wales.
Friday is all based around the Llanidloes / Aberystwyth area.
On Saturday it's concentrated in the Snowdonia region.
Sunday's action takes place near the Brenig and Alwen reservoirs with the Finish back in 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?

Regroups in Newtown and Chester on Friday
Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno 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 many of the stages too, so you will see lots of action.

Which stage is best for children?

All children under 16 go free (excluding Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb and Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle), making this a great half-term event. Cholmondeley Castle is an obvious choice for families, as it offers all-day entertainment, attractions, displays, parades, big screen and catering village.

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 a funfair.

TICKETS

Where should I go?

All stages offer a great experience, but first time visitors might consider the venues at Sweet Lamb, Cholmondeley Castle or Brenig 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 Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb (£120 per adult) or Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle (£160 per adult).
If you want flexibility for just one day of action, buy a Day Pass (£28).
If you're after a family friendly venue, buy a RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle ticket (£23).
Don't forget, children aged 15 and under go free (with the exception of Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb and Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle where children aged 6-15 years require a ticket available at a 25% discount and children aged 5 years and under go free).

Are there booking fees?

No, all ticket prices in include booking fees.

What about postage fees?

Day Passes, Visit Conwy Tir Prince tickets and RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle 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, Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb and Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle tickets are all "hard" tickets so require postage (must be signed for upon delivery) and will incur a £4 per transaction postage fee.

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. 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 25th October at the Deeside Rally Village, open:

Wednesday 25th October 14:00 - 21:00
Thursday 26th October 06:00 - 21:00
Friday 27th October 06:00 - 22:30
Saturday 28th October 06:00 - 23:00

  • 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, Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb and Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle tickets ordered before 9am on Friday 20th October will be posted from September 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.
Some car parks will open the day before the stage runs and will remain open overnight for spectator parking. In order to cover the costs of safety, security and lighting, a charge of £10 will be made for each car and £20 for each motorhome and camper van. 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 the Visit Conwy Tir Prince ticket.
Programme fulfilment will be via a voucher for the World Rally Pass, Rally Xtra @ Sweet Lamb and Rally Xtra @ Cholmondeley Castle.
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 and Chester time control
  • Ceremonial Finish

How do I go about planning my trip?

A Rally Planner will be published online at walesrallygb.com in September 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 15 August 2017

FAQs

When and where does the Rally take place?

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th 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.

For more FAQs, click 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 new Visit Conwy Special Stage at Tir Prince happen on Thursday, both based in north Wales.
Friday is all based around the Llanidloes / Aberystwyth area.
On Saturday it's concentrated in the Snowdonia region.
Sunday's action takes place near the Brenig and Alwen reservoirs with the Finish back in Llandudno.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

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.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

Where can I see the cars and stars for free?

Regroups in Newtown and Chester on Friday
Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno on Sunday
Rally Village at Deeside open Thursday, Friday and Saturday

For more FAQs, click HERE.

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 many of the stages too, so you will see lots of action.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

Which stage is best for children?

All children under 16 go free (excluding Rally Xtra venues @ Sweet Lamb and/or Cholmondeley Castle), making this a great half-term event. Cholmondeley Castle is an obvious choice for families, as it offers all-day entertainment, attractions, displays, parades, big screen and catering village.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

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 a funfair.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

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