The 2013 Wales Rally GB moved up to North Wales this year and was a massive success! Thousands of spectators ventured out to the classic forest stages over the last 4 days, creating an amazing atmosphere similar to the old RAC Rally days of the 80s and 90s when the route visited North Wales.
Sebastien Ogier wins the final event of the WRC season in Wales, 21.8
seconds up on Volkswagen team-mate, Jari-Matti Latvala; Thierry Neuville
is third ahead of Mads Ostberg and Andreas Mikkelsen.
Local Welshman Elfyn Evans finished 8th overall and wins the WRC2 in his Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5.
Other local Welsh drivers competing on the WRC event were Mark Higgins, finished 10th overall and Tom Cave 12th, both driving Ford Fiesta R5.
Osian Pryce finished 30th overall after some engine problems but showed great pace in his Citroën DS3 R3T.
Following the WRC rally was the national event, split into a 3 day and a 2 day route, using most of the WRC stages. Several local crews were competing including Motorsport-Tools customers:
Ieuan Rowlands in his Volvo powered Escort Mk2,
John Rowlands with a high reving Honda S2000 engine!
Ian Jones, Vauxhall XE powered Escort Mk2
David Jones, Proton Satria GTI