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 Speed Jam was at Cardiff Bay in 2011.
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. Wales Rally GB provides a fitting finale not just to the UK rallying season, but also to the entire FIA World Rally Championship.
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…