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2018-08-01 17:11

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Dayinsure Wales Rally GB and Zip World UK have joined forces to produce the #Skydriver viral video promoting the UK’s forthcoming round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Filming for the mind-boggling stunt took place at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns visitor attraction – an award-winning adventure sports and heritage destination which for the very first time will be hosting two thrilling speed tests on the Friday of the 2018 Wales Rally GB (4-7 October).

The largest zip zone in Europe

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. Without giving the game away, both Slate Mountain and Zip World feature strongly in #Skydriver.

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Edited for social media audiences, the 90-second video stars Matt Edwards, the ace who’s currently leading the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, plus a brief cameo appearance from Elfyn Evans who famously won last year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB to become the first, and only Welsh driver to win a round of the premier league FIA World Rally Championship.

As the #Skydriver cameras roll, Edwards is seen donning his race-suit, gloves and helmet and slipping behind the wheel of a Dayinsure liveried Fiesta rally car. The car is then filmed atop the mountain, the engine is fired up, the wheels spin.

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"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 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

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