This is the most important thing to
remember whenever you go to watch a
motorsport event. It is a dangerous sport
and that inevitably means that there are
potential risks involved.
The key points to remember:
- Pay attention to the marshalls.
They're there to help you and
protect you. If they tell you to stop
standing somewhere then move!
- Remember that rally cars travel
quickly. Don't get in their way,
don't put or drop debris into their
path, and consider what might
happen if there's an accident.
- If you travel out to any of the more
remote stages then please
remember that it's a British winter.
Dress appropriately, take some
food and a hot flask, and
remember to enjoy yourselves in
spite of the flu you've just caught!
Travel early to avoid the disappointment
of missing your favourite stages.
Directions to each and every stage are
available from this site in the Stage Info
section and are there to help you.
If you're following the rally from stage to
stage then remember that the police will
be in plentiful numbers. Getting a speeding
ticket would spoil your day - so if you find
you're going to be late for one stage then
decide to skip it and aim for the one after
it. It'll be easier and safer that way.
2.5 million spectators were recorded at
last year's event. It's going to be busy - so
Our advice is to always park in the official
car parks. Anything else can, and often
does, lead to tears. Details of all official
parking for the 1996 RAC Rally are
available in the Stage Info section.
Most service areas on the rally are unable
to accomodate spectators due to their size
or location and spectators are kindly
asked not to attempt to gain access to
them. Two service areas, however, are
open to spectators:
At end of Leg 1, Saturday 23rd
Car and Coach park D, Elland Road,
Leeds. First car due at 21:23
Parking:in Car Park C opposite.
Approach from M621 junction 1 via
A6110 (outer ring road).
At end of Leg 3, Monday 25th
Bodelwyddan Castle, Off the A55
(Chester to Abergele Road). First car due
Parking: on ONE side of adjacent public
road. Approach via A55 - no parking on
A55, if you do then your car will be
towed away by the police.
Safety in Service Areas.
DO NOT try to take your car into the
DO NOT block the access roads to the
DO NOT crowd the service crews when
they are working on the cars.
DO NOT stand around the time controls
at the entrance and exit of the service
BE VIGILANT for cars and service
vehicles moving in the service area and do
not block their route.
STAND IN SAFE PLACES in the areas
set aside for you.
OBEY the instructions of the marshals.
The Speed Team.
You may well see us travelling from stage
to stage. Look out for a Peugeot 806
mobile office with Orange stickers all over
it and sitting inside will be the scruffiest
bunch of reporters you've ever set eyes
on! Say 'Hello' if you see us there!