Carmarthen ready to welcome Roger Albert Clark Rally
The Welsh town of Carmarthen will host the opening activity of this November’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, the biggest event of its kind in the UK this year.
Up to 170 rally cars and support crews will assemble in Carmarthen for the biennial rally which has attracted competitors from all over the world headed by international level drivers Kris Meeke, Oliver Solberg and Chris Ingram.
Event documentation and scrutineering will be held at Carmarthen Showground on the western side of the town on the main A40. This will run from 10am until 5pm on Wednesday 22 November and access for spectators is free of charge.
On Wednesday evening, all competitors will take part in a ceremonial start outside the Guildhall in the centre of Carmarthen. The first car in the seeded running order will go over the startline at 7pm and the rest of the field will follow at one minute intervals. Car number 1 will start at approximately 7.45pm.
Once again, there is free access for all spectators and it is hoped to have a commentator on hand to chat with the crews.
On Thursday morning (23 November), the cars will re-start from Carmarthen Showground with the first car away at 8am. Spectators are welcome to attend, free of charge.
The event will give the town’s tourist industry a major boost at an otherwise slow time of the year and hotels in the area are heavily booked. The value of the rally to the town of Carmarthen is estimated to be in the region of a quarter of a million pounds.
Spectator tickets for all days of the Roger Albert Clark Rally are now available for purchase via the event website.