The Metropole will be welcoming the Wales Rally GB crews when the teams come tearing through mid Wales in November.
This year the rally sports a 160-car field, and the event will kick off with an opening ceremony on November 13 at Eirias Stadium in Colwyn Bay.
Top international entries include Volkswagen Motorsport’s reigning World Rally Champion and last year’s Wales Rally GB winner, Sébastien Ogier, plus the two leading home hopes: Elfyn Evans, (driving for the Cumbrian-based M-Sport World Rally team), and Kris Meeke, representing Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT.
Other notables targeting success in Wales are Rallye Germany winner Thierry Neuville, and former F1 star Robert Kubica.
British potential includes Matthew Wilson and Scottish Rally Champion, David Bogie, along with two up and coming Welsh drivers, Tom Cave and Osian Pryce.
There’s also a well-known rallying newcomer among the national ranks – former England cricketer Graeme Swann.
We wish them all luck, and are sure the event will be action packed and full of excitement.
source: Nerys Lloyd-Pierce