Come this autumn’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October), Llandudno will make history as the first place in the UK to witness the excitement of World Championship motorsport on its streets. The North Wales town will also be home to an entire festival weekend of fun-fuelled entertainment and activities for all ages.
The 2018 World Rally Championship event concludes on Sunday morning. The competitors will race around the iconic Great Orme and onto the roads of the resort town. The rally cars will perform rubber-burning spins around the ‘Dayinsure Donut’ in front of the public grandstand on Gloddaeth Street. After that, they will flyi over a specially constructed jump close to the famous pier on Llandudno’s picturesque promenade.
Spectators will savour glittering parades of historic rally cars. There will also be a stunt driving show from Paul Swift and his team of automotive acrobats. Swift has wowed millions at different events. Now those in Llandudno will watch his incredible repertoire of four-wheeled feats.
While admission to the Great Orme Llandudno speed test is totally free to all-comers
The organizers expect a huge crowd. Visitors can have an upgrade to secure the best vantage points.
Grandstand seats overlooking the wheel-spinning Dayinsure Donut are on sale for just £20 in advance (children £10). Meanwhile, Rally Xtra offers an enhanced hospitality package plus dedicated viewing for £125 for adults and £90 for those aged between 6 to 15 years.
All spectators in the town will benefit from live commentary along the competitive route plus a number of big screens showing plenty of live rally action. Those in Llandudno will also be able to join in the winners’ champagne celebrations with the event’s official podium placed on the town’s famous Promenade.
Llandudno will buzz with rally fever all weekend. Multiple trials champion and Red Bull YouTube legend Kenny Belaey will bring his daredevil bike display team to town.
The event’s enthusiastic title sponsor Dayinsure will provide a free-to-enter Family Fun Zone on the Promenade for the weekend. It will feature climbing walls, bungee trampolines and a host of activities for younger families too. The seafront will also be home to a glittering display of historic rally cars.
Away from the town itself, the stage route will circumvent the Great Orme with 6km of challenging tarmac
Spectating on the Orme is also free of charge, offering spectacular views of the stage.
“It’s going to be an amazing weekend in Llandudno,” enthused Ben Taylor, managing director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. “This will be the first free of charge WRC stage in the UK for 20 years and we are expecting it to be an incredible atmosphere. The town really lends itself to this kind of major event and the support from Conwy County Borough Council has been exceptional to make it all happen. Our sponsors are bringing their own exhibitions and entertainment for the public so there really is something for everyone over the weekend. It is likely to be popular, though, so a Grandstand seat or hospitality could be a really good investment to get a good view of the action in town.”
Full ticket details – including grandstand and RallyXtra upgrades – can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website
Plentiful free parking will be available in Bodafon Fields, leaving a short walk up the Prom to the action. Regular parking will still be available in many locations in the town. Parking will also be available on the Great Orme, but charges will apply.
Admission to the Great Orme Llandudno finale is free. Adult tickets for the remaining 20 special stages start at just £15. The premium four-day event pass remains at £99 for the ninth successive year. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free to general admission areas.
— Wales Rally GB (@WalesRallyGB) August 1, 2018