Spectators are welcome. There is a car parking fee of £10 per vehicle. The entrance for spectators is the main entrance to Weston Park on the A5. Do not attempt to use the entrance at the western end of Weston Park, this is the Telford side. This entrance is for competing cars and officials and car parking is very limited. In addition please do not park along any of the country lanes around Weston Park.
Please use the crossing points which will be controlled by marshals. Please follow their instructions. The crossing points will be closed while the stages are in progress. This is for your safety.
Stay within the designated spectator areas. These are the safest areas for you to be in.
Read the spectator safety information at the bottom of this page.
What is happening
There are 10 stages on both days. This is made up of five stages each run twice. After each pair of stages there is a short period of time when the stage lay outs are changed.
Before each stage you will see a number of other cars on the stage. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes before a new stage the Spectator Safety Car will travel through the stage. They are checking that all spectator safety measures are in place, that spectators are in the areas they are supposed to be and that the stages are setup and laid out correctly for the competing cars.
Approximately 10 minutes before the new stage starts the Safety Car will
run through the stage with its siren sounding. They are making a final check that all is well and warning that the stage will start shortly.
After each pair of stages the sweeper car will run approximately 1 minute behind the last car.
They are checking that the stage is clear. This also indicates that it is safe to cross at the crossing points until the spectator safety car runs through again
Stage times – these are approximate times
Stage 1, 08.15
Stage 2, 08.52
Stage 3, 09.44
Stage 4, 10.27
Stage 5, 11.15
Stage 6, 11.53
Stage 7, 12.46
Stage 8, 13.23
Stage 9, 14.00
Stage 10, 14.44
Last car approx, 15.10
Stage 1, 08.15
Stage 2, 09.02
Stage 3, 10.09
Stage 4, 11.57
Stage 5, 12.05
Stage 6, 12.53
Stage 7, 14.01
Stage 8, 14.44
Stage 9, 15.30
Stage 10, 16.12
Last car approx, 16.55
All times are approximate
Spectating on stage rallies can be great fun and it brings you close to the action. Spectators must, however, make sure that they stay safe.
Spectators will find lots of advice on how they can stay safe and act responsibly while at a stage rally. We’ve tried to provide some of this advice below.
- Make sure you know what’s going on around you.
- Do you know what that approaching car is doing?
- How do you know, if you’ve got your back turned towards the approaching cars? Don’t sit with your back against the barriers.
- Do you know what your young children are doing?
- Are they about to run under the tape?
Always expect the unexpected
Even though you are in one of the designated spectator areas you never know if a car is going to go off on the grass and slide much further than anyone could expect. Will a stone get kicked up and fly much further than you think.
Stay in the designated spectator areas
We’ve placed these in the best areas to view the cars and with our experience are in areas of lower risk. Don’t go off else where in the park. You’ll only be asked to return at the end of the stage. If you put yourself in a dangerous position then we’ll have to stop the stage until you are safe. The competing crews won’t thank you for that!
Remember that in an accident anything can happen
Did you view the video. If a car rolls it is completely out of control and can go further than anyone could think.
Always follow the instructions of the marshals
The marshals are there for your safety. Even though we design the spectator areas to be safe if the marshals think that things are becoming risky they will ask you to move. Please do so for your own safety. Don’t go onto the stage if there is an incident. Go back if the marshals tell you to do so. Don’t cross at the crossing points while the stage is in action. The marshals will stop you for your own safety