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Wales Rally GB16 Conwy A– Renewal of official ‘Host County’ status for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Conwy’s many attractions to be showcased to global TV audiences
– Ceremonial Start in Colwyn Bay, Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno
– Rally reaches climax in County’s stunning Alwen and Brenig Forests

The organisers of the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB are delighted to announce that Conwy County Borough Council has extended its highly successful support for the UK’s prestigious round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Conwy Council has been a strong supporter of Wales Rally GB since 2010 and in recent years has significantly increased its commitment to become the official ‘Host County’. It is an award-winning partnership that has now been extended for the 2016 WRC event, which will be staged in the legendary forests of north and mid Wales between 27-30 October.

The proactive County once again features prominently in the recently announced route for the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Thursday evening’s theatrical Ceremonial Start will be hosted at the Parc Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay with the jubilant victors being crowned just along the coast on Mostyn Street in central Llandudno on Sunday afternoon. Both these official ceremonies offer free public admission, ensuring huge crowds keen to experience the presence of the high-profile World Championship stars and cars.

The rally’s two concluding speed tests also put the spotlight on more of Conwy County’s many attractions. Sunday morning’s Alwen and Brenig Forest timed sections are both set high on the moors ­– the latter is the event’s Power Stage, with live television audiences around the world not only following the action but also savouring the spectacular scenery as the cars compete alongside the Llyn Brenig reservoir.

“We enjoy huge support throughout the year from Conwy Council,” said Ben Taylor, Wales Rally GB Managing Director. “As the official ‘Host County’ the area hosts the spectacular Start and Finish ceremonies, as well as competitive action in the forests on Sunday morning, bringing thousands of visitors to the region. But the amazing backing that Conwy offers from the councillors, the executive and the fantastic events team, makes a vital contribution to the success of the whole event.”

Wales Rally GB16 Conwy BConwy County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism, Marketing & Leisure, Councillor Graham Rees said: “It has been a pleasure working with Wales Rally GB organisers over the last few years. Events are very important to us and we’re looking forward to welcoming another major championship to the area. For every £1 we spend on events, we have a return on investment of £32 making them crucial to our economy in supporting our many small businesses, specifically those within the tourism industry which remains our economic driver.”

Advance tickets for all the competitive sections – including both Alwen and Brenig special stages which are run twice each on Sunday morning – are already on sale. Adult day tickets are priced at just £25*, offering significant savings on admission purchased on the gate. Moreover, with this year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB falling over the half-term break, all accompanied children aged 15 and under will enjoy free admission. Full information on all ticket offers and comprehensive details of October’s rally route can be found on the official website.

(* Terms and conditions apply to all tickets)

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