The affirmation of Liverpool as a get started venue and the Cheshire circuit because the opener – in conjunction with the carrier park being moved from Deeside to Llandudno and a brand new Colwyn Bay level on Saturday night time – are the principle revisions to the course for 2019.
Oulton Park returns to the Rally GB timetable for the primary time since 1993.
Motorsport UK leader govt Hugh Chambers mentioned: “We really feel strongly that by way of transferring the begin to Liverpool and Thursday night time’s curtain-raiser to Oulton Park, this yr’s Wales Rally GB is not going to most effective get off to its maximum obtainable and thrilling get started for a few years, but in addition trap extra folks into Wales for the incomparable motion which follows within the forests.
“The addition of Colwyn Bay will additional lend a hand us in our efforts to exhibit this outstanding game to even wider audiences – a quest that’s counseled by way of our determination to transport the carrier park into Llandudno the city centre.”
The mainstay of the motion at the October 3-6 tournament will stay the similar as remaining season, with the forests of north Wales getting used on Friday and Sunday, whilst Saturday’s motion stays rooted round mid-Wales.
Course co-ordinator Andrew Kellitt has as soon as once more labored exhausting to adapt a course which is hamstrung now not most effective by way of the FIA’s laws at the period of street sections, but in addition this yr by way of the tree illness which has price the development the Gartheiniog check.
The ever-popular Dyfnant level strikes from Saturday to Friday for this yr and can be run two times. Aberhirnant may also be again at the itinerary, once more operating at the opening day.
Saturday’s Dyfi, Myherin and Candy Lamb Hafren levels are all prolonged from remaining yr (to hide the lack of Dyfnant and Gartheiniog from that day’s motion) and day two is marginally longer than remaining season.
The woods used on Friday and Sunday transfer round, with the roads Elsi and Penmachno roads with regards to Betws-Y-Coed transferring to open the development’s gravel motion (Gwydir, additionally on this house is Thursday’s shakedown level). The Clocaenog house is used on Sunday with Alwen and Brenig operating two times. Brenig returns because the powerstage.
The Nice Orme level runs simply as soon as this season and can most effective come with the headland stretch principally as a result of streets of Llandudno are busy being the carrier park.