The Wales Rally GB will again return to Newtown with the Regroup & Technical Zone and the Tyre & Light Fitting Zone located in the town on Friday 27 October; the first cars are due here at 13:10. Access is FREE. The day will include three Special Stages in Mid Wales in the morning and another three in the afternoon after leaving Newtown.
The 2016 FIA World Rally Championship consists of 14 rounds taking place on five continents with a round in China for the first time; it started with the Monte Carlo Rally in January and finishes in Australia. The penultimate round will be the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB which will take place in Mid and North Wales from the evening of Thursday 27 through to Sunday 30 October. It will have the longest itinerary in recent years and the 22 special stages (of which 14 will be in Mid Wales) include many of the established classic tests plus some exciting new additions and revisions. The new dates for this year means that the Rally will coincide with schools October half-term week - there will be FREE admission for those aged 15 and under.
The Rally Park Fermé will be at the Deeside Rally Village; the Ceremonial Start for the Rally will take place on Thursday evening in Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay. Friday 28th will feature 8 Special Stages in Mid Wales Saturday will include another 7 Mid Wales Special Stages plus one at Cholmondeley Castle (15 miles east of Wrexham) which will host the Rallyfest in the afternoon and Sunday 30th has 6 Special Stages in North Wales with the finish at Llandudno.