Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion gears up to welcome fans and teams
Based at Aberystwyth University, fans will get the first opportunity to see the rally cars as they go through their pre-event safety checks at the town’s historic bandstand on the sea front. Scrutineering starts at 12 noon and goes on to 5pm on Saturday 7th September.
The action gets underway at 9.30 the following morning, when members of the public can come along to watch the leading cars cross the start ramp in front of the National Library, before they embark on the first loop of four stages in the Cambrian Mountains.
The cars return to the service area within the University campus for an hour-long break from 12 noon, where the support crews will carry out repairs and adjustments before competitors head out to repeat the same four stages they tackled in the morning. The first car is expected to return to the National Library for the finish at 3pm.
Entry in to the service park and access to witness the start and finish ceremonies is free, with all-day parking – also free – available at the Ysgol Penglais School.
Rally fans who want to check out the exciting, high-speed action can do so at one or more of the three dedicated Fan Zones that provide the best (and only) viewing opportunities during the day. All provide excellent vantage points and feature live commentary, catering and toilet facilities.
Spectating on the stages is only permitted at the Fan Zones. There is no other access. And with a full field of 120 cars, it’s a great way to watch over four hours of rally action.
Further details are available from the event website www.rbcrally.co.uk.
For those who are unable to make it to the event, all of the action and news as it happens will be broadcast via multiple live streams on the event’s Facebook page throughout Sunday.