HAVE YOUR SAY WE NEED YOU! GET IN­VOLVED WITH MN MN SAYS... For­get the back­ground trou­bles, now it is show­time in Wales

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There has been the row over the price of re­pair­ing stages in Wales, which threat­ened to de­rail the sport in its heart­land com­pletely. There has been the bick­er­ing and moan­ing over World Rally Cham­pi­onship run­ning or­ders. There has been the su­perb bit-part sea­son by Kris Meeke as Citroen pre­pares for a chal­lenge in 2017.

But now we can for­get all of that and get back to en­joy­ing the sport as we know it. It is time for Wales Rally GB. Pack the wellies and a Ther­mos flask and se­lect your favourite van­tage point. The boys are back in town and they will be giv­ing it ev­ery­thing for vic­tory.

While there are some ele­ments of the World Rally Cham­pi­onship that need some se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion to gal­vanise its fu­ture, there is noth­ing quite like go­ing out there and see­ing (and hear­ing) the best in the world gun­ning for glory on one of the best ral­lies on the cal­en­dar.

There will be plenty to cheer for the home fans too, with both Kris Meeke and Craig Breen in fac­tory cars giv­ing it ev­ery­thing for the sup­port­ers, and there is a host of other Bri­tish tal­ents spread through­out the en­try list. Make sure you are there to spur them on. Matt James, Ed­i­tor

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Peter Atkins appeals to our Art Ed­i­tor Mike Stokoe’s taste with a Bri­tish clas­sic Ch­eryl Closs’s dra­matic shot from Snet­ter­ton Prop­erly side­ways, taken by Ge­off Ben­gough

There is a line there some­where...combe fun, by Neil Orm­ston The For­mula Ford Fes­ti­val can be tough. By Gary Hill

Croft ral­ly­cross shunt, by Phil An­drews

Lewis Pinch­beck, aged eight, cap­tured this

Steve Taylor got this Es­cort bat­tler Adrian Tren­holme’s rally im­age

Rob Lees en­joyed his out­ing on the Mull Rally

Howard Thomas’s hol­i­day snap from Spain

Sil­ver­stone clas­sics fight, by Terry Healey

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