The concluding stage of this year’s Wales Rally GB – the Monument Power Stage – will be open to spectators for the first time this year.
The Monument stage will be used twice on Sunday 13th November 2011, and it is possible the second running of the stage will play host to the deciding thriller of the whole rally and possibly the entire Championship.
The Power Stage is a new concept in the WRC this season and awards bonus points to the fastest three drivers. To mark this landmark occasion – and after listening to fans’ requests following last year’s successful launch of Monument’s mixed-surface course – organisers have opened up this year’s 4.36km stage exclusively to World Rally Pass (WRP) holders to witness the action up close.
A World Rally Pass (WRP), priced at £99, represents the best value for money for adults wanting to take in all four days of action (10th to 13th November 2011). The price includes a copy of the official Wales Rally GB programme (valued at £9), which can be collected throughout the event, as well as an exclusive 10 per cent discount on all WRGB official merchandise and a promotional air freshener.
GREAT ORME STAGE
The Great Orme stage comprises 3.3 miles of tight twisting, demanding tarmac road that follows the contours of the headland mountain which is set in the Irish Sea.
The Orme is a very famous stage and was historically used on the Lombard RAC Rally, the last time being 30 years ago. It has many dangers, other than the normal contours, including the 3″ high kerbs located on the seaward side, after which there is a small wall adjacent to a vertical drop to the sea.
Click here to read Mikko Hirvonen’s guide to the Great Orme, published in Autosport in February 2009.
There will be entertainment before the first car so be sure to arrive early!
Access to the Great Orme will be by ticket only – either the Great Orme Special Stage ticket (£20 per adult / £1 per child aged 9-15, children aged 8 or under go free*) or the World Rally Pass (£99 per adult*). Both can be purchased in advance of the event either by calling the telephone hotline (0844 847 2251) or online or alternatively on the day at certain locations, strictly subject to availability. Demand for these tickets is expected to be high and availability is strictly limited so buy in advance to guarantee your place.
Information about where to park and how to access the Great Orme Stage is now available at walesrallygb.com.
Alternatively you may wish to view the action on the Great Orme from the comfort of hospitality – click here for more information.
* Terms and conditions apply.
Shakedown will take place at the Builth Wells Service Park on Wednesday 9 November between 09:00-13:00.
The Shakedown stage will use a short gravel section within the area of the Showground also being used for the event Service Park.
The top cars and drivers are allowed to make as many runs as they wish as they make final preparations and adjustments to their cars for the competitive stages. This is therefore an ideal opportunity to get your maximum view of the top teams. It will also be possible to see the cars being prepared in the undercover buildings and visit the trade stands.
The World Rally Pass includes access to Shakedown and tickets will also be available to purchase at the Service Park on the day, on a first come first served basis.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ..
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