Wales Rally GB has again joined forces with Toyota (GB) to reignite its exciting car livery design competition for young students, with the winning entry being applied to a GT86 rally car.
When liveried, the GT86 will be displayed within the Big Bang showcase located in the Service Park Headquarters in Llandudno where all the teams competing in the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship from October 3-6 are based.
Jointly co-ordinated by the rally organisers and the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) on behalf of the Welsh Government, the inspirational competition, first launched in 2017, is open to all primary schools, secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK with individual entry categories for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Winners of all four categories will be invited to Llandudno on October 3 where they will be presented with rally goody-bag prizes and enjoy a special behind-the-scenes insight into one of the world’s most exciting and technologically advanced sports.
The partnership with Toyota is very pertinent as the company returned to the forefront of the FIA World Rally Championship at the start of the 2017 season and last year captured the FIA World Championship for Manufacturers title. Moreover, Toyota is Wales Rally GB’s ‘Official Car Partner’ for the third year running.
“The livery competition has been a huge success, producing many excellent entries and two very worthy winners – that’s why we are so delighted to be continuing the scheme with Toyota’s support in 2019,” said Hugh Chambers, chief executive of Motorsport UK, organiser of Wales Rally GB.
“It is one of the many ways in which we maximise the presence of a major World Championship event in North and Mid Wales to the considerable economic, social and educational benefit of all those in the regions.”
Students wishing to enter the competition can download an entry form as well as design templates and further details from either www.stemcymru.org.uk or www.walesrallygb.com via the ‘Spectators’ and ‘Big Bang’ navigation. With a closing date of Friday, August 9, keen entrants have a couple of months to finalise their designs.
While open to students nationwide, to encourage as many Welsh educational establishments to engage as possible, EESW is proactively promoting the scheme to schools and colleges within Wales via the distribution of bi-lingual leaflets and with the provision of further information online.
Accompanied children aged under 16 are offered free admission to all the spectacular special stages. What’s more, admission to the buzzing Service Park in Llandudno as well as the Ceremonial Start on the Liverpool Waterfront are free for all ages.