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Drivers and teams head to Cardiff for Wales Rally GB shakedown

Drivers and teams have been arriving in Cardiff as the Bay area is turned over to the Rallyfest Zone ahead of this year’s Wales Rally GB.

Teams are arriving in Cardiff ahead of this year's Wales Rally GB

Teams have been setting up throughout the day in the Welsh capital ahead of this evening’s shakedown in the city’s docks area – ahead of the Bay’s début as a special rally stage in the WRC.

The final stage of this year’s WRC is also the last time the current two litre cars will run.

With a seventh World championship already in the bag for Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb, this week sees the competition for second place take centre-stage with Sebastien Ogier, Petter Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala all fighting for a podium finish in the driver’s championship.

The Rally of Great Britain is one of the oldest rallies in the world, having first been staged in 1932 and it has been a part of the WRC since its inception in 1973.

Fog, wind, rain and slippery track surfaces make the Wales Rally GB one of the most testing in the WRC calendar.

Changes in the FIA regulations mean Wales Rally GB is a four-day event this year starting with in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 11 November.

We’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest scores and information from the rally this week on our blog, via twitter @ITVJayneL and @ITVWales and at ITV.com/Wales.

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