Prior hours of the Rally of Wales 2016


The Rally of Wales has lost the honor of being the quote that closed the season in the WRC. However, and by quirks of fate, the appointment in the English forest can end up being just as important at the time of to solve the various open fronts, while the runner-up position of riders and the title of constructors can have owner prior to the trip to the Rally of Australia. For this reason, Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen, Hyundai and Volkswagen are converted into the four main protagonists of a test in which Sébastien Ogier will premiere its condition of four-time champion of the WRC.

Speaking of the Rally of Wales GB is one of the tests of the calendar with a major history. The test comes contesting from 1932 with various stops through the fault of the II World War or the various crises of the oil. Be that as it may, the appointment of british has been fixed in the calendar of the WRC since its foundation in 1973, and in its sections have been added wins the best pilots of the history of the discipline. All in all, Hannu Mikkola and Petter Solberg are the pilots most successful in the Rally of Great Britain with four victories each.

the route of The Rally of Wales appeals to the traditional essence of the test, although the battle for the test two weeks before the rains may have less relevance and therefore, each section having a land much more compact. Be that as it may, the first stage of the rally is composed of eight special for a total of 180 kilometres against the clock, with the day’s longest rally. Comprises half of the route of the issue and in its interior it hides sections of the usual rally as ‘Sweet Lamb’ or ‘Hafren, always a great meeting point for the majority of the fans.


The small changes from the first day to basis to change the meaning
of the stretch are very discrete in comparison with the day of the sabbath,
the one that played the stretch of ‘Pantperthog’
, a special
recovered 20 years later. In addition, the second stage serves to tread
English soil with the super special stage in the vicinity of the Castle
, while Sunday closes the test with
six special, ‘Brenig’ which makes the work of Power Stage
orn rally that will feature a total of 330 miles against the

Ahead of the date of the Rally of Wales, is expected to
the sections change their morphology completely
. The mud common
stars in this test could give way to special dry with the earth
compacted in the absence of the presence of rain. All in all, to match the mounts
of tires
and therefore find the level of grip right will continue to be
one of the keys to achieve success in the English forest, where a
error to pay dearly for the proximity of the trees and the cant that
they have some of the gutters in the sections are more open.

With Sébastien Ogier proclaimed as champion, the two great struggles which will live in the Rally of Wales focus on the fight for second place between Thierry Neuville and Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, as well as in the battle for the title of constructors between Hyundai and Volkswagen. Both races will be intertwined so that the role of the own Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Dani Sordo are involved in the same. Even Hayden Paddon at the time of a sandwich between one and the other may have many things to say, any time expected to its best level with the back of the gravel.


despite the patronage of Volkswagen, in the Rally of Wales highlights the
great bet that makes Citroën Racing
in his last event as a team semi
official. Kris Meeke, Craig Breen, Stéphane Lefebvre and Quentin Gilbert
compete with four Citroën DS3 WRC, remain candidates to be able to sneak
in the positions of head. For its part, M-Sport competes at home with Mads
Ostberg and Eric Camilli, although the big news around the Ford
Fiesta RS WRC is the return of Yazeed Al-Rajhi. All in all, the pilot
Arabic is not among the candidates to get a good result unless
the number of casualties is very high.

it will Also be very exciting the fight in WRC2, although Elfyn
Evans can be seen from the barrier to the resolution of the title. The favorite
get it is Esapekka Lappi, which will also be escorted in the event of
need for the official drivers of Skoda Motorsport. The Czech brand is
favorite to the victory and even to step on the podium, but this last attempt
to avoid a Jose Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suarez that climbs to the Peugeot 208 T16 R5. A
car that is far from being competitive, but by the sighs already Pepe Lopez
after winning the 208 Rally Cup. Precisely with the 208 R2 will be the madrid
debuting in Wales.

Sections and schedules of the Rally of Wales GB 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
09:00h Shakedown Clocaenog 3,32 km

Friday, October 28, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
09:20h SS1 Myherin 1 31,82 km
10:11h SS2 Sweet Lamb 1 4,24 km
10:24h SS3 Hafren 1 35,14 km
12:15h SS4 Dyfnant 1 17,91 km
14:54h SS5 Myherin 2 31,82 km
15:45h SS6 Sweet Lamb 2 4,24 km
15:58h SS7 Hafren 2 35,14 km
17:49h SS8 Dyfnant 2 17,91 km

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
09:18h SS9 Pantperthog 1 9,64 km
09:51h SS10 Dyfi 1 21,12 km
10:27h ss11 state road Gartheiniog 1 11,34 km
12:04h SS12 Pantperthog 2 9,64 km
12:37h SS13 Dyfi 2 21,12 km
13:13h SS14 Gartheiniog 1 11,34 km
14:18h SS15 Aberhinant 13,91 km
16:27h SS16 Cholmondeley Castle to 1,80 km

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
09:31h SS17 Clocaenog 1 is 7.70 km
10:08h SS18 Brenig 1 (C+ Sport / WRC+) 7,93 km
10:28h SS19 Alwen 1 10,41 km
11:33hrs SS20 Clocaenog 2 is 7.70 km
12:14h SS21 Alwen 2 10,41 km
13:08h SS22 Brenig 2 (PS) – (C+ Sports / WRC+) 7,93 km