NEWS: New Wales Rally GB Service Park Boost

With Wales Rally GB just over one month away now and the WRC circus set to come to the UK, organisers have given the new North-Wales-based event another boost – with a brand new service park area at the Toyota Engine Plant at  Deeside. 
The all-new service park has seen a quarter of a million pound investment (jointly funded by event organiser International Motor Sports and the Welsh Government), and will pay host to 150 rally teams and FREE live entertainment, from X-Factor star, Joseph Whelan and top ten chart band Republica whose signature single ‘Ready to Go’ seems tailor made for such a racy event.
The project has involved significant geotechnical surveys and ecological impact studies and resulted in the creation of more than eight acres (c34,000sqm) of hardcore surface in readiness for the arrival of 150 rally teams competing in the final round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship.
To provide solid parking for all the service vehicles, hospitality units and other heavyweight temporary structures 13,000 tons of locally sourced crushed stone has been imported from near-by Halkyn in north Wales. The stone has been laid on a porous membrane to add further reinforcement to the substructure.
A further five acres will be rolled and prepared to provide on-site car parking for up to 1500 official, team and spectator vehicles while the neighbouring Toyota facility will house both the event’s busy Headquarters and Media facilities.
As well as providing the competing teams with the required space and conditions for them to service their high-tech cars, feed personnel and entertain guests, the FREE to enter Deeside facility will boast a host of added attractions and initiatives to entertain and enthral visitors of all ages.
“We have invested considerable funds into this fabulous new service park in Deeside and we want to encourage as many people as possible to come and see the cars, experience the event and have a great time,” said Andrew Coe, Chief Executive of event organisers International Motor Sports Ltd. “Deeside is not only perfectly placed for some of the legendary Welsh forest stages and the two new family-friendly RallyFest stages at Chirk Castle and Kinmel Park, but also is close to major roads such as the M56 and A55 thus providing those living in places like Liverpool and Manchester a rare chance to experience the excitement of World Rally Championship. It’s a not-to-be missed opportunity and another important element to the revitalisation of Wales Rally GB.” 
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