Revamped route planned for 2019
Llandudno and Liverpool are looking likely to feature heavily on the schedule for next year’s Wales Rally GB.
The event organisers are understood to be investigating the potential for moving the rally’s service park to Llandudno, where an Ypres-style town centre service park would be utilised.
To further raise the event’s profile, Manchester and Liverpool are in discussions to host the start and potentially an opening stage run through the streets of either city.
A source told MN: “We’ve worked with Llandudno and Conwy for a very long time and this would seem to be the next logical step to move the service park. We know the place has the infrastructure – certainly hotels aren’t going to be a problem. Llandudno’s a great fit for us.
“As for the new start venue, Liverpool or Manchester would make a huge amount of sense. Both have a massive centre of population and running the ceremonial start and a stage out of either would be a real coup for the event.”