Fans of Wales Rally GB – the 13th and final round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship – will be able to tune in to all of the action of the season-decider through an innovative new application for both Apple and Android devices. The Wales Rally FM (87.7FM) app is available in both the Apple App Store and Android Market and will give listeners access to the expert commentary of leading motorsport pundit Mike Broad and a studio of experts, as well as reporters live on the stages.
Wales Rally FM is a dedicated radio station for Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship. When the cars are on-stage, the station broadcasts live with times, splits, results and interviews with drivers from the end of stage, as well as comments from the team managers and engineers in service. The introduction of the app, new for 2011, complements the existing broadcast through the www.walesrallygb.com website and on 87.7FM.
The presenters of Rally FM – including Sky News and ESPN presenter Jon Desborough – will also be touring Wales in the run-up to the event, running Rally competitions and handing out leaflets. The Rally FM tour bus will be arriving in Cardiff at 10am on Tuesday 8th November, visiting FordThorne and Whitchurch High School, before spending the night at the Royal Welsh Showground, near Builth Wells.
On Wednesday 9th November, the Rally FM tour bus will spend the morning at Shakedown – where the competing drivers will be putting their cars through final preparations – and the afternoon around Builth Wells, visiting Llanelwedd Primary school, before heading to Llandudno in the evening. The bus will spend all day Thursday 10th November on the seafront in Llandudno, supporting the flagging off and official opening ceremony for the event.
The Rally FM tour bus will then move to the Service Park at the Royal Welsh Showground near Builth Wells throughout Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November, before heading to Cardiff on Saturday night ready to spend all day in the city for the official close to Wales Rally GB on Sunday 13th November.
Andrew Coe, chief executive of Wales Rally GB’s organiser, International Motor Sports Limited, said: “It’s great news that the Rally’s dedicated radio station is now available through so many different formats – smartphone apps, online and through 87.7FM. There is a great team of presenters this year and Wales Rally FM will help to keep spectators even better informed throughout the whole event.”
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