Watching a live motor sport event is a thrilling experience and one of the best ways for motorsport fans to get close to the action, experiencing the sport’s sights, sounds and smells first-hand.
The event organisers strive to keep spectators safe but ultimately all spectators are responsible for their own personal safety.
Please have a look at this spectator safety video which demonstrates why the organisers ensure that designates spectator areas are provided.
So, if you come to watch this year’s Promenade Stages Rally, PLEASE:
- Always keep your own safety in mind
- Park in a designated car park and always follow marshals’ instructions
- Observe and obey all event signs
- Stay within the official spectator areas
- Do not enter any prohibited areas
- Keep off the road or track
- Listen to official announcements
- Leave the drone at home
- Expect the unexpected
Remember too – if you visit the Service Area this is also a potentially dangerous environment with movement of rally cars and hazardous materials being used. Please note that this is a No Smoking area. Please be vigilant and be aware of your surroundings and in particular keep children under close supervision.
WARNING: MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS
DESPITE THE ORGANISERS TAKING ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN IN RESPECT OF THESE YOU ARE PRESENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
RALLY SPECTATOR TIMETABLE
Friday 9th September
Pre-event scrutineering 14:00 to 18:00 hrs
First car starts 19:30 hrs
95 cars tackle 2 stages, the first in daylight and the second floodlit, around the unique New Brighton closed road circuit at Kings Parade
Last car finishes at 22.00 hrs approximately
Excellent viewing from both of the designated Spectator Areas, plus running commentary, Rally Village and catering facilities on site.
Car Park Charges: £10.00 per car including detailed colour rally spectator programme. If you come on Friday, please retain your Programme for discounted £5 parking on Saturday.
Saturday 10th September
Rally Starts at 8am Last Car Finishes at approx. 6pm.
95 cars tackle 10 Special Stages around the unique New Brighton closed road circuit at Kings Parade, New Brighton. Excellent viewing from both of the designated Spectator Areas, plus running commentary, Rally Village and catering facilities on site.
Car Parking Charges: £10.00 per car detailed colour rally spectator programme. Please retain your Programme from Friday evening for discounted parking of only £5 to the Rally on Saturday.
Winners Champagne Spraying
After all of the high speed action around the Promenade the day’s action finishes with the champagne spraying with the top 3 finishers at 6.30pm approx. on New Brighton Promenade.
Awards presentation shortly after in the West Cheshire Sailing Club club house.
The Promenade Stages Rally offers excellent spectator access and parking and a superb view of all of the stages. To get there simply follow the rally arrows from Junction 1 of the M53 Motorway and enter the spectator car parks via Sandcliffe Road. Access from Liverpool is via the Wallasey Tunnel and follow the signs for New Brighton Promenade. For a map & further directions click on the ‘Directions’ button from the main menu.
Spectator Access And Viewing
The New Brighton venue provides excellent spectator access, parking, safe viewing and spectator facilities include catering services, running commentary and toilets.
King’s Parade at New Brighton is a public road open all year round with the exception of when the venue is in use for special events. The road surface is therefore typical of what you drive on day to day – real tarmacadam !The road system around the Promenade is varied, with the width of road ranging from single carriageway to dual carriageway width, natural corners include fast and open bends to hairpins and tight hairpins. Throw in seven roundabouts, which are used on the rally in many different ways and a couple of chicanes and it all adds up to a real challenge.
Stage length ranges from 3.5 miles for the shorter stages to 4.5 miles for the majority of stages.