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    Wales Rally GB 2017

    Rather than dominating the News and Rumours thread with discord, we might as well get started here!

    Latest itinerary available here: http://www.walesrallygb.com/spectato...verall_map.php

    Does anyone know yet which direction they're running Myherin and Dyfnant this year?

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    Have to assume the stages are being run in the same direction as last year. Didn't see any info about them being switched around when the route was announced.

    Question from me - is the Shakedown still the same section of Cloc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Have to assume the stages are being run in the same direction as last year. Didn't see any info about them being switched around when the route was announced.
    Yeah they normal make note of any directional variations over the previous year in their press release, which is this essentially: http://www.walesrallygb.com/media/3942.php

    So I presume they're all the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Question from me - is the Shakedown still the same section of Cloc?
    We can only hope so!

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    This is today's news. Competitors with an international competition licence and a car with an MSA Log Book/national registration will be able to join the main Rally GB entry list, like has been allowed throughout the WRC this year. The separate National rally will still run, but will go back to only using the Saturday and Sunday stages, but with the start in Chester on the Friday. It'll make for an interesting entry list.

    http://www.walesrallygb.com/news/3981.php

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    "Adult prices start at just 10 for Visit Conwy Tir Prince, 23 for the family-friendly RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle, 28 for a day pass or 99 for the full four-day premium event pass. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free. "

    Or absolutely nothing if your itinerary is Clocaenog s/d, Myherin Pikes Peak, Dyfi. Could have done Gwydyr on Sunday but as I have Steely Dan / Doobie Bros tickets for Sunday in London I shall head southeast on the Saturday afternoon
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    A full 4 day pass..... but you don't get 4 full days of action.....
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    Another more significant route change due to a tree disease. Myherin cut - a second run of Aberhirnant added.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report...b-route-change

    Anyone know which part of Myherin they've cut? Have to assume it's the end part? Or perhaps some at either side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
    Anyone know which part of Myherin they've cut? Have to assume it's the end part? Or perhaps some at either side?
    It'll be interesting to see. I don't imagine it's just the section on the east side (the beginning last and presumably this year) though, as there isn't that much of the SS actually run through the forest itself on the east side. They do though obviously have to pass through it on the way to the stage. Going by the new stage distance, I'd guess that they're just cutting out the loop through the forest on the west side of the stage, so by that theory Pikes Peak should still be in.

    The addition of the pre-dawn, now first running of Aberhirnant should make doing three stages on the Saturday logistically easy to do, if rather tiring! I feel sorry for anyone marshalling that stage, as it'll be a bloody long day with a huge gap in the middle. Doing two night stages in one day though, that's something novel at least! Hopefully IMS will be kind enough to post the new timetable soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    Steely Dan/Doobie Bros tickets for Sunday in London I shall head southeast on the Saturday afternoon
    Very lucky, two great bands. S/Dan one of my long time favourites, Becker & Fagen = : ).

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    New spectator access required for Myherin and some other stages seemingly reversed but no info on what.

    I guess we'll have to wait until September for a fuller picture - http://www.walesrallygb.com/news/3985.php#.WVywwYQrLIV
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