The Route to be Taken
Lombard Rally Bath 2019 will take you on a route that initially recreats the first morning of the 1986 Lombard RAC Rally. Starting from Bath Racecourse the cars will head into Wiltshire and Gloucrstershire. Mid-morning on saturday will see the cars arrive at Cirencester Park where they will drive an exact recreation of the old special stage used on the Arkell Rally in the 1970s and also used on the Lombard RAC Rally. Following one run around the park, the cars will return to a stop in the centre of the park, to swap rally stories old and new. Whilst the drivers have a quick coffee, spectators will be able to have a look at the cars, before they have a second run. There will be other attractions and stands to visit. SPECTATOR NOTE – THE USUAL FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH A COMMENTARY, PLEASE SPECTATE HERE.
The cars will then visit other Stately Home venues in Gloucestershire before passing over the Severn Bridge to take lunch at the Celtic Manor Resort. Again, spectators will be welcome to see the cars at rest.
After lunch the cars will visit three other former rally stages in the Welsh Valleys – Parc Bryn Bach at Tredegar, Aberdare Park, plus another secret venue.
Just as dusk falls the cars will return to Celtic Manor Resort before driving through a specially organised all tarmac stage inside the resorts’s grounds, which includes the roads used on Wales Rally GB a few years ago. That will be spectacular! Spectators who want to watch in the dry and warm surroundings of the 2010 Clubhouse will be able to purchase a special hospitality ticket, including food.
SATURDAY’S Dinner will take place at the Function Suite of the Celtic Manor Hotel, and, like last year, will conclude with a Charity Auction.
On Sunday Morning, after a leisurely breakfast there will be an optional run back towards Chepstow, offering two more former Lombard RAC Rally stages to drive, before a lunch at Celtic Manor Resort.
The entries for Lombard Rally Bath 2019 are two thirds full,so if you would like to join us, don’t hang about they won’t last long!