WAles rally gb 2019
This year’s edition of the rally of legends made many memorable moments for Rally fans around the globe. Myself included.
On Thursday, the crews were unleashed upon the mid-wales forest shakedown, which was held at Gwydir Forest. After that and the official start, for the first time since 1999, the Ceremonial Start was held in Liverpool. The crews approached the Thursday night spectator stage at Oulton park which saw Ex-Championship winning crew Petter Solberg and Phil Mills come second among the 60 odd WRC entrants in an underpowered machine. Friday’s Stages went fairly smoothly except SS5 at Aberhirnant which was cancelled due to Spectator Safety reasons, preventing any Group-B like accidents.
If you aren’t a Rally Fan, I would encourage you to visit the Sweet Lamb stage. It is the embodiment of what motorsports should be. I have been going there for the past 2 years and made lifetime friendships. If you do endeavour to attend this stage, there are a few things to bear in mind.
1. Fireworks will be going off 24/7 even in the day.
2. Rave music along with alcohol-infused singing which always ends up with hilarity.
By the end of the weekend, the Toyota crew of Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were atop the standings for the WRC crews.
This next section is about the crashes, of which there were many spectacular occurrences. Craig Breen rolled in Myherin 1 and was limping a severely damaged car around the brutal mid-wales stages throughout the day. On Friday, Jari-Matti Latvala went off the road amid the Penmachno Forest stage and careened into a tree. Luckily, the crew were able to walk away with the only injured thing on them being their pride.