British Rally Championship leader Matt Edwards completes an astonishing zip wire stunt over Snowdonia in a Fiesta to promote this year’s World Rally Championship UK event
Wales Rally GB has produced a stunning video of a Fiesta rally car being carried high over Snowdonia on a zip wire, to promote this year’s event.
Wales Rally GB, Dayinsure, Zip World and Slate Mountain joined forces to create the ‘#Skydriver’ video, to promote the UK’s forthcoming round of the FIA World Rally Championship, adventure tourism in north Wales and the availability of short term vehicle insurance. It is believed to be the first-ever feat of its kind performed anywhere in the world.
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The car was piloted in the stunt by Matt Edwards, who is currently leading the MSA British Rally Championship. The video of the stunt which can be seen above.
The stunt took place at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns visitor attraction – an award-winning adventure sports and heritage destination which for the first time will be hosting two speed tests on the Friday of this year’s Wales Rally GB. The rally takes place on October 4-7.
Located high up in Snowdonia just to the north of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the venue also is home to Zip World Titan, the largest zip zone in Europe, and The Slate Mountain.
‘To promote the thriving adventure sports destinations in north Wales which, of course, includes the World Championship rally, our original thoughts were to put some of the top drivers down the zip wire. But, together with those at Zip World and our title partners at Dayinsure, we all got a bit carried away,’ admitted Ben Taylor, managing director of Wales Rally GB.
M-Sport World Rally Championship driver and last year’s Wales Rally GB winner Elfyn Evans also was present for the stunt.
‘The stunt sounded absolutely crazy when I first heard about it and, believe me, it was even crazier to witness. I’m just glad it wasn’t me in the car,’ Evans said.