National Rally announced for 2016 Wales Rally GB

Plans have been announced for the 2016 Wales Rally GB National Rally today.

British crews will be provided with a fantastic opportunity to compete in front of huge crowds on the special stages of Wales Rally GB, alongside their FIA World Rally Championship counterparts.

The National Rally’s three-day event covers 107 miles, starting from Mid-Wales, all the way down to Sunday’s finish at the ‘Power Stage’ in Brenig.

Wales Rally GB Managing Director Ben Taylor 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!”

Scotland’s Mike Faulkner and co-driver Peter Foy are looking for their third win on the spin at the 2016 Wales Rally GB National Rally in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

Faulkner added The last two years have been fantastic events for us. We are really looking forward to defending our title and going for three-in-a-row in what is now an annual pilgrimage for many of the Scottish Rally Championship crews.

“The chance to tackle the iconic Welsh stages alongside the world’s best is brilliant. We feel very much part of the bigger event, carried along with the whole atmosphere – the buzz of the large crowds both on the stages and the service park is fantastic. “The quality of the stages and the challenge over three days creates an exciting event that you can only get as part of Wales Rally GB.”