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Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018

Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018

So, another year has passed and it’s time for another Rali Cwm Gwendraeth at Pembrey Race Circuit in Carmarthenshire.  It was an absolutely freezing morning compared to the previous year’s race.  But the sun did come out at times to try and warm the freezing hands of the spectators, marshalls & probably the competitors too.

As was expected, viewing was restricted again but I felt that there were not as many spectators than the previous year’s event.  I am guessing the cold weather put many people off but perhaps it is a worrying signal that perhaps no one wants to turn up because of the viewing area.  This was mentioned in last year’s report.  It’s probably a thorn in any organisers side when this is mentioned but I fear that the safety is putting the sport, at least from a spectators point of view, at risk.  I travel from Pembrokeshire and now Talbenny has closed off it’s events to spectators due to safety.  I really am hoping this will not happen at Pembrey Race Circuit.

On a positive note, however, I did enjoy the day & the areas that were designated for spectators were fine, we just need to move on for now and make the best of what we got.  Control was also managed very well by the marshalls.  Credit goes out to them, they are the unsung heroes of the sport & without them, there would be no motorsport events.

Rali Cwm Gwendraeth is part of the WAMC Tarmacadam Rally Championship, organised by Amman & District Motor Club and Gwendraeth Valley Motor Club.  Also included in the event is the Morswyn and Anita Williams Perpetual Trophy & Award along with the Ricky Nelson Memorial Award.  Race results can be viewed on the AMC Rally Results Website.

A portfolio of images from Rali Cwm Gwendrath can be viewed here.

Images from Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018

Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
The first retirement I was able to see in the morning, a T9 GTR.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
Chevette HS overtaking a BMW, something you don’t see very often.  Don’t underestimate the classic bodies, they are just as good as any other modern race car.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
A good ‘ol Escort Mark One negotiating a tight turn on the demanding Pembrey Race Circuit.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
Escort RS taking the turn then gaining speed as it approaches a straight.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
Subaru Impreza in a dazzling livery on the straight. It was going so fast the indicator side light popped out…. Hmm.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
MG Metro 6R4 hitting the tyres after going too fast around the bend at Pembrey Race Circuit.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
Another Impreza… Nuff said.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
Hey! look everyone! Another Impreza! This one was the eventual winner.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
A nice front view of a Toyota Celica passing through the gate.
Rali Cwm Gwendraeth 2018
A Darrian T90, love these!

Thanks for visiting.  If you are looking for someone to cover your race events in West Wales and Brecon or in the general area of these locations then leave me a message using the contact form.  A lot of my photography from these events are done in my own time as I am working towards accreditation & media photography, some of my work has also been featured in high profile magazines.

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