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Star studded rallyday at Castle Combe
9:42am Monday 13th August 2012 in News
Simeon Wakely from Bath, who carried the Olympic Torch through Bitton, near Bristol, will open the Feature Stage at Rallyday this Saturday at Castle Combe Circuit.
The 15-year-old was disabled from birth and from his wheelchair will proceed to the start line ahead of 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg.
The action packed day will give spectators the opportunity to view so many aspects of rallying.
Dakar Rally winner Jean-Louis Schlesser will make a rare UK appearance at the Cooper Tires Rally Raid Zone alongside the Race2Recovery team which will include injured servicemen driving Qt Wildcats. This team are offering passenger rides at £25 a run to raise money for Help for Heroes.
In addition to welcoming a number of former World and British rally champions, Rallyday looks set to be brimming with driving talent including 25-year-old WRC competitor Ott Tanak from Estonia, the Castrol Edge "Search for a Rally Star" finalists, and Scotland's rising young rally star John MacCrone.
MacCrone from the Isle of Mull, recently took fifth place in WRC Academy in Finland and will be at the event driving the Palletforce Rally Team Fiesta R2.
Five time former British Rally Champion and Rally legend Jimmy McRae who will be driving a Vauxhall Chevette and Audi quattro on Saturday said: "John is one of the up and coming young drivers
looking for a break to get to a higher level. With what he has shown, he has talent."
Action starts at 9am and entry costs £20 for adults, £15 for OAPs and is free for under-16s.
For more details, visit www.rallyday.com