Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Racecourse to host Pirelli Rally Village

The Pirelli International Rally is already one of Cumbria’s a major sporting attractions, bringing motorsport enthusiasts from across the UK thronging into Carlisle to enjoy the high octane, thrill a minute action and now the event organisers are planning a major expansion by creating a “Rally Village” at Carlisle Racecourse where the event is based.

There will be a host of attractions for the public to enjoy including a multitude of trade stands plus all sorts of car displays including historic, modified and “Drifters”, and there will be lots of “Hands On” opportunities including the famous Pirelli rally car simulator which gives a virtual experience of driving over one of the rallies many off road “Special Stages”.

The Rally Village will be a “Must See” curtain raiser before the action gets under way and car enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to get a close up view of all the competing rally cars and crews, take photographs and collect autographs. There will be a host of exhibitions and trade stands plus “Public Participation” opportunities in addition to the unique Pirelli Rally Simulator. The rally service area and the spectacular champagne spraying finish ceremony will all be happening at the same location and spectators can take advantage of the racecourses superb facilities to enjoy a grandstand view of all the action.

The Pirelli International Rally Village promises to be a major part of the weekends all action activities with something for car enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy before heading off to see the cars in action on the high speed forest stages. Admission to the show will be free and there are ample car parking facilities at the Carlisle Racecourse venue where there are superb restaurant, bar and catering facilities which will be available over the rally weekend.