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Largest Wales Rally GB entry for five years could make December’s event the most popular in the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship.

The Wales Rally GB entry list, published today, Wednesday 1st November, details 118 Amateur and Professional teams from 32 Countries intending to line up outside Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for the ceremonial start at 7.30 pm on Thursday 30th November.

In 2002 the World Rally Championship capped entries at 90 cars, but with WRGB now qualifying for the World, British, Ford Fiesta and Mitsubishi Rally Championships, permission was given to accept increased numbers. This year’s rally now looks set to equal the impressive starters list in 2001, when 117 crews tackled the three day rally.

With just Rally New Zealand (10 - 12 November) yet to run before teams head for Wales, the indications are that WRGB will be the most popular event in this seasons 16 round World Rally Championship, bettering the iconic Neste Rally Finland, which attracted 101 entries.

Not only are entries endorsing the popularity of the event but ticket sales too.