Colin McRae and Richard Burns are among the drivers
Some of the world's top rally drivers were caught by speed cameras around the site of the British leg of the world championship, a court has been told.
Port Talbot Magistrates Court was told on Tuesday that among 20 names compiled by South Wales Police were Britain's Colin McRae and Richard Burns.
It is alleged the men were driving in their high-powered cars between stages where they starred in front of thousands of spectators in the 2002 rally in the forests and hills of Wales.
They were among 138 drivers who took part in the British leg of the World Rally Championship which was based in Cardiff.
Reigning world champion at the time, Richard Burns was accused of breaking the speed limit five times - going over 30mph, 40mph, 50mph, 60mph and 70mph.
The others were accused of breaking the 30mph speed limit as they drove to the next stage of the rally on November 14 last year.
Drivers included in the group of 20 are:
Former world champion Scot Colin McRae, 34, living in Switzerland.
Four times world champion Finnish Tommi Makinen, 39, living in Monaco.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz, 42, of Madrid, who is twice world champion.
German Armin Schwarz, 40, based in Monte Carlo, a former European champion.
Estonian Markko Martin, 26, living in Tartu, Estonia, who finished second in last year's GB rally.
Only Schwarz pleaded guilty to speeding - admitting five charges of breaking the limit, all at 30mph along country roads.
Solicitor Paul Trotman, representing the other 19 rally drivers, said most intended to plead guilty.
Schwarz's lawyer Glenda Owen said he faced disqualification from driving on the points "totting up" procedure.
"Disqualification would lead to exceptional hardship for himself and the Hyundai team he drives for," she told the court.
Their cases have been adjourned until 10 November.
As in racing, as in life - if this action proceeds against the drivers (and I have no reason to doubt that it will!), the ones with multiple offences will will be disqualified from driving on UK roads and will not be able to take part in next years Rally Of Great Britain (which is traditionally known as the "RAC Rally").
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