Wales GB Rally 2011 sets off at the Great Orme - Llandudno
The Wales GB Rally got off to a roaring start for the first stage, with seventy four drivers tackling the Great Orme section featuring towering cliffs on one side and a sheer drop to the sea on the other. Wales, UK. 10th November 2011
The first stage of the Wales GB Rally got off to a roaring start around the Great Orme in Llandudno on Thursday.
Andrew Coe the chief executive of Wales GB Rally said the road around the Great Orme was one of the "most spectacular roads in the UK".
Seventy four drivers tackled the course which is flanked by towering cliffs on their left and sheer drops to the see on their right.
The 350-mile (563km) rally over four days will continue through forests in mid-Wales finishing in Cardiff on Sunday.
As the drivers lined up at the start they were stunned to hear French driver Sebastien Ogier crashed his Citroen one mile into the stage losing a wheel.
Former British Rally champion Gwyndaf Evans was on hand to advise his driver son Elfyn and also stood in as one of the team's mechanics