Wales Rally GB was the seventh and the last event of the 2016 season where the 2015 winners of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy, Marius Aasen and Veronica Engan competed in WRC2 with the DMACK Fiesta R5.
The event was once again based in north Wales, and was one of the toughest events with no midday service – only regroup and tyre fitting. It started with ceremonial start Thursday evening in Colwyn Bay, and on Friday morning the crews was driving a four-stage loop, including– the longest stage of the event at 35.14km, Hafren, driven twice. This was also the longest day of the rally with changing road conditions.
At Saturday eight stages was driven including famous names like Gartheiniog and Dyfi before Sunday brought the event to a close with six stages, and the finish podium celebrations in Llandudno.
Marius Aasen said:
“I have been home for some days now, and I am really happy with my first Wales Rally GB. It´s been one of the toughest events I have ever driven with the fog, but maybe one of the best too. I cannot imagine that the 2016 season already is over. I am so thankful to Omera, DMACK and M-sport and to my other sponsors who gave me this opportunity. It has been a fantastic year; I have driven seven WRC2 rallies, been traveling around the world and got experience to go even faster. It´s been a fantastic journey to be a part of a proper WRC team and I have learned so much. I know I have so much more speed to show now, and really hoping for more in 2017.