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Spectacular Supermoto to wow Wales Rally GB crowds

•UK's best riders to slip-slide and wheelie in front of rally fans
•Advance Chirk Castle RallyFest tickets available priced from just £25

The list of entertainment confirmed by the organisers of Wales Rally GB for this year's family-friendly RallyFest at Chirk Castle (14 November) continues to grow as crowds are set for a scrambling Supermoto showcase at the medieval, National Trust owned fortress.

For those who aren’t familiar with the sport, Supermoto is essentially a two-wheel version of rallycross where riders are tasked with getting the better of a course made up of 75 per cent asphalt and 25 per cent off-road sections, with jumps and bumps thrown into the mix for good measure.

As in rallycross, the racing is hectic and riders must display immense skill to negotiate the undulations and extreme contrasts offered up by a changing surface with their high-performance racing bikes.

The riders are set to star at Chirk Castle with a variety of tricks, stunts, wheelies and time attacks to whip the crowd into a frenzy between the dirt-slinging rallying action.

“Supermoto UK in association with Dave Clarke Racing are hoping to have ten or so of the best riders in the country and a few star ‘wildcards’," said Neil Jay of Supermoto UK. In addition to the on-track action, we will have a pit area in the RallyFest zone and we invite families to come and have a look around, grab some autographs and get children sitting on the bikes. Being invited by Wales Rally GB to perform at the Chirk Castle RallyFest stage is the highlight of the year for us. It is an honour for Supermoto UK and Dave Clarke Racing to perform on a world stage and we can’t wait to rev up the crowd!”

Meanwhile, on the day, there will be a wealth of activities for fans to enjoy, including parades and displays of supercars and historic rally cars as well as a cavalcade of Colin McRae rally machinery to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the legendary Scot's World Rally Championship title triumph.

Holder of 22 stunt-driving world records, Terry Grant will also be at Chirk Castle with a show-stopping performance of bravery and car control. All of this will be topped off by high-octane WRC action as the world’s fastest drivers blast their way through a specially designed competitive section laid out along the private roads around the medieval castle.

RallyFest has been created to offer fans and spectators much more than just the thrills of the dramatic rally stage. There will be more exciting attractions to be announced in the build-up to Wales Rally GB, the UK’s concluding round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship.

Fans wanting to experience RallyFest and the host of entertainment on offer can take advantage of discounted Special Stage tickets by purchasing in advance.

The four-day World Rally Pass is the all-inclusive ticket for fans. It provides access to all the individual Special Stages as well as Thursday’s pre-event Shakedown. It is priced at £99 for adults (or just £1 for accompanied children aged 9-15) and comes with a desirable hard card and lanyard plus an event programme valued at £9.

Forest Passes offer a similar level of flexibility as the World Rally Pass but for individual days of the event. Again they include an official programme and can be purchased in advance from just £25 – a considerable saving on Single Stage tickets which will cost £30 on the gate.

Tickets for the family-friendly RallyFest at Chirk Castle are available now for £25 with an even greater discount for families. Full ticket information can be found on the website.

For further updates, follow Wales Rally GB on Twitter @WalesRallyGB or join the conversations on facebook

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