Rally GB Gets Indoor Superspecial

This year's Wales Rally GB is set to make history after event organisers confirmed on Tuesday that the British round of the championship is to host the first ever indoor WRC stage - with a superspecial planned for the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff

Rally GB Gets Indoor Superspecial

In a move designed to boost spectator interest in the event, plans have been announced for a one-kilometre superspecial to run through the stadium on the Saturday evening of the September 16-18 event. Although the lower level of seating at the stadium will need to be removed, it is hoped that 50,000 spectators will still be able to attend the special run.

Andrew Coe, chief executive of Rally GB organiser International Motor Sports said: "I'm delighted that we have been able to secure the use of the Cardiff Millenium Stadium, which is a truly world-class spectator facility.

"This initiative, which will take the WRC into a covered arena for what we believe to be the first time in its history, will allow us to introduce rallying to new audiences and help secure the future development and growth of the sport within the UK. It is a hugely exciting development for Wales Rally GB."

Organisers of the rally have also been granted permission by the FIA to increase the number of entries of the event from 90 to 120 because of increased interest from competitors.

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