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Wales Rally GB

Wales is a great destination for motorsports!

We’ve hosted the FIA World Rally Championship since 2000, Principality Stadium has hosted a number of FIM Speedway Grand Prix events and the Red Bull events take place here.

One of the rounds of FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is based at the Deeside Rally Village. To date, Wales Rally GB is one of only two events (along with Finland) to have retained its status as both a qualifying and scoring round of the WRC since the championship was established in 1973.

Wales has hosted the world championship event since 2000; first based in south Wales and then moving to north Wales in 2013. Highlighting the automotive industry’s importance to the Welsh economy, the rally’s Headquarters and central Service Park are located on a new site alongside the Toyota Engine Plant on Deeside in Flintshire. The 2017 event was actually for the first time ever won by Welshman Elfyn Evans, the son of former British rally champion Gwyndaf Evans

The Evans family are not the only Welsh success stories in motorsport. Phil Mills is the only Welsh WRC champion, who picked up co-drivers world title alongside Petter Solberg in 2003. Dai Llewellin is a former 2 time British Rally champion and Tom Pryce remains the only Formula One race  winner to hail from Wales. 

Monster Jam takes place in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff when monster trucks perform gravity-defying stunts.

For action on two wheels, head to the Principality Stadium for the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

If you fancy getting behind the wheel yourself, have a look at the Visit Wales activity search and select ‘motor sports’. 

You can also watch this video to get a taste of the action…