WRC 2012 Feed
Rally Sardinia preview | WRC Oct 16, 2012
Sebastien Loeb may have clinched his ninth world rally title on home soil last month, but the Frenchman has never made a habit of giving up… especially when another victory is up for grabs in...
In Quotes | WRC Rally France Oct 7, 2012
“I didn’t go all out to try to win. But obviously, it was better if I did.” Sebastien Loeb proved once more that he was a master of understatement after sealing his ninth drivers’ title and Citroen’s...
Jari-Matti Latvala scored an emotional win for Ford at the Wales Rally GB while Sebastien Loeb continued his march towards claiming his ninth world championship at the Rally France.
Mikko Hirvonen Is On His Way To Rally GB | WRC Sep 13, 2012
With Britain’s round of the WRC moving from November to a less rain-sodden September, could this be the fastest Rally GB ever?
Six of the Best | Rally Great Britain Sep 11, 2012
Revisit some of the most iconic moments in Rally GB's storied history with Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Jim Clark...
- Cardiff, Wales
- SEP 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- SEP 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Ever since the WRC was established way back in 1973, Britain has consistently been a qualifying round. It dates back even further, in 1932 and for many years after it was known as the RAC Rally because of the organiser. While the event used to roam around England, Scotland and Wales, making it a test of endurance rather than a demonstration of speed, this all changed in 2000, when the action set down roots in south Wales. Further stages were later added which took the race further north and into mid-Wales in 2008.
There was also a move towards a mixed surface format in 2010 with some asphalt sections creeping in to the predominantly gravel runs, while the Cardiff Bay special stage ran entirely on asphalt roads close to the main service area in the Welsh capital.
But with that all said, it’s the gravel-based forest stages that Wales Rally GB is most famous for. Fast and undulating, the roads are often made slippery by rainfall and there’s even a chance of snow and ice. This year’s event will mark a move away from its end-of-term slot to a mid-September date, which it last occupied in 2005.