The Wales Rally GB National Rally is coming to North Wales again this year, allowing competitors the chance to compete against professional teams. Competitors are given the chance to compete on the same Wales Rally GB stage as their FIA World Rally Championship idols, in front of huge, cheering crowds. The event which takes place between the 27th and 30th October has routes across Wales and the event ends in Llandudno, which is near some of our Rhyl caravan parks. The event follows the same WRC route which means an astonishing 107 miles of exhilarating rally action as racers navigate some of the world’s most challenging tracks. The route also takes competitors through some of the most famous forest trails. The rally starts in mid-Wales, on test tracks such as the renowned Muherin Sweet Lamb and Hafren on the Friday morning, in reverse direction from previous years. The event attracted a whopping 29,000 visitors last year. National competitors will be racing alongside the WRC teams in the Deeside Rally Village, as well as sharing the WRC starting ceremony at Parc Eirias stadium on the Thursday afternoon. After completing the tests on the previously mentioned tracks, the competitors will race their way through Dyfnant forest and return to the Rally Village in Deeside. Saturday will see the racers starting the action at a family friendly RallyFest at the Cholmodeley Castle and zooming their way over to tackle the four forest stages located in Wales (Pantperthog, Dyfi, Gartheiniog and Aberhirnant). To celebrate the rally, crews will make their way back to the Rally Village in the evening where the night party will commence. Sunday sees the race making it’s way up to us in North Wales. The crews will follow the main WRC programme going through Clocaenog, Alwen and Brenig ‘Power Stage’ and making a ceremonial finish in Lladudno, very close to some our Rhyl caravan parks.The entries open from Wednesday August 31st. Last year’s National rally was a sell-out. The first day saw the first wave of guaranteed places filled and this year is expected to be the same. Whilst tickets are already available on the official website. On the popularity of the event Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB, said: “The National Rally’s popularity is a really important success story for this event. Enabling crews from all levels of the sport to be a proper part of the action underlines the fact that the country’s blue riband event is as much about UK rallying as it is about the WRC. It contributes massively to a real end-of-season party atmosphere for competitors, marshals, crews and fans- and with better weather booked for October half-term, this year is going to be a fantastic spectacle!” Will you be attending? Image credits: Eric Delaney, Flickr. Available under Creative Commons.