2014 Wales Rally GB Route Announced

It has been revealed today that the route for this year’s Wales Rally GB will include some significant changes as organisers look to build on the huge success of last year’s revitalised event.

The revised route will feature 23 special stages over 191.27 miles (307.82km). The route will feature more spectating opportunities – to meet the event’s growing popularity.

The event will begin on Thursday, November 13, with a ceremonial start at the Eirias Park Stadium in Colwyn Bay. Entry to Eirias Park is free and will include an autograph session with the WRC’s leading drivers.

The action then begins early on Friday morning. The day will feature double runs through the well-known Gartheiniog, Dyfi, Hafren Sweet Lamb and Maesnant stages with a remote service in central Newtown in between.

Saturday sees the action take place closer to the Deeside service park to provide easier access for traveling fans. The schedule includes two morning and afternoon runs through the famous Clocaenog forest, morning and afternoon runs through Aberhirnant and Dyfnant and a 1.57 mile dash around the picturesque Chirk Castle for the first of two RallyFest stages before mid-day service in Deeside.

The rally will conclude on Sunday with the second RallyFest stage at Kinmel Park. This will be followed by two new stages in North Wales: Alwen and Brenig – which will be the concluding Power Stage of the 2014 WRC season. The winners will still be crowned in Llandudno.

Managing Director of Wales Rally GB, Ben Taylor says organisers have learned a lot from last years success and hopes this years event can be even more popular.

Wales Rally GB is one of the great rounds on the world championship calendar. We are determined to build on the success of last year and ensure that this year’s rally brings the excitement to even more people.

It is fair to say that we were caught out last year by the sheer number of people wanting to get into the stages; we haven’t had that problem for many years. My message to everyone is that we have learned the lessons.

For the first time in many years, we have two British drivers (Elfyn Evans and Kris Meeke) – so there is every likelihood that this will be one of the best ever Wales Rally GBs.

At the moment only the ‘World Rally Pass’ is available, this gives access to all stages for £99 for adults and £1 for children.

Access to the Deeside service park and official start and finish ceremonies are free and open to the public.

Wales GB Map

Thursday 13 November:
18:30            Ceremonial Start: Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay
Overnight     Deeside Service Park

Friday 14 November:
07:44            SS1: Gartheiniog 1
08:14            SS2: Dyfi 1
09:26            SS3: Hafren Sweet Lamb 1
09:59            SS4: Maesnant 1
11:23            Remote service: Newtown
13:07            SS5: Gartheiniog 2
13:37            SS6: Dyfi 2
14:49            SS7: Hafren Sweet Lamb 2
15:22            SS8: Maesnant 2
18:35            Service: Deeside Service Park
Overnight     Deeside Service Park

Saturday 15 November:
07:48            SS9: Clocaenog East 1
08:05            SS10: Clocaenog Main 1
09:13            SS11: Aberhirnant 1
10:09            SS12: Dyfnant 1
11:59            SS13: Chirk Castle
13:32            Service: Deeside Service Park
15:05            SS14: Clocaenog East 2
15:22            SS15: Clocaenog Main 2
16:30            SS16: Aberhirnant 2
17:26            SS17: Dyfnant 2
20:11            Service: Deeside Service Park
Overnight Deeside Service Park

Sunday 16 November:
08:35            SS18: Brenig 1
09:02            SS19: Alwen 1
09:57            SS20: Kinmel Park 1
10:05            SS21: Kinmel Park 2
10:55            SS22: Alwen 2
12:00            SS23: Brenig 2 (Power Stage)
13:20            Ceremonial Finish: Mostyn Street, Llandudno