THE Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally team has confirmed spectators can attend at the highly anticipated race this month.

The organising team at North Wales Car Club have reached an agreement with the Welsh Government and Conwy County Borough Council, NRW and Motorsport UK following drawn-out efforts to plan the event since January.

The 66th running of the race once again forms a stage of the British Rally Championship, as well as the Pirelli Welsh Stage and ANWCC championships, with a new route comprising a total of 175 miles and 44 stage miles. There will be two runs, one passing through Gwydir, Penmachno, and Alwen, with the final challenge an entirely new Tarmac stage only previously used for road rallies.

Joint clerk of the course Alyn Edwards said the club hopes the announcement will please rally fans who have been starved of live action during the pandemic.

“Thanks to the current position with Covid-19, we are delighted to be organising an event fit to welcome spectators," he said.

“To ensure the event went ahead and spectators can attend we have had to devise a track and trace system. However, this remains subject to the Covid situation remaining stable. We must also reiterate that everyone must adhere to any guidelines in place at the time and follow the marshals instructions at all times.”

Social distancing is encouraged when viewing on the stages, should spectators fail to obey the Safety Car or marshals instructions and there are groups of spectators gathering, then the Clerk of the Course may be forced to cancel the stage in order to comply with Covid regulations.

Spectator tickets will be on a pre-sale basis, with spectators able to purchase a vehicle car parking ticket on line via the website. At the car park entrance, in exchange for the ticket they will be given a programme. The ticket will give access to one car park only.

Edwards added: “We must extend our thanks to all those in the Welsh Government, Conwy Council Safety Advisory Group, NRW and MSUK for their help and understanding.”

And for those who can’t attend the event, the team have put in place live coverage which will bring the action into their homes.

Julian Porter and Chris Rawes from the WRC and FIA ERC coverage, Killian Duffy and Andy Walsh from Onthepacenote, the Special Stage Rally Review team, and Sideways Media will be broadcasting from every stage end with two full stages live. This is in addition to the British Rally Championship and Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship broadcasting from their channels.

Additionally, media students from Coleg Llandrillo will be broadcasting from the service area throughout the day.