New route across classic Welsh Stages and entry fee held for 4th June event
Organisers of this year’s Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages are delighted to announce that not only will the event be going ahead as planned on the 4th June, but there will be no increase to the advertised entry fee of £525.
The popular event offers 44 competitive stage miles in classic Welsh forests such as Cefn, Crychan and Radnor, seeing an exciting new route across stages which have been chosen this year primarily for their prime condition. The organising team has also ensured the event provides maximum value for money for its competitors by providing 64% of single stage usage (36% of repeat usage) with an entry fee of just £525.
Thanks to the efforts of the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the governing body of UK motor sport was able to reach an agreement with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) late last week to secure an extension to the 2015 road usage fees. This means the Midland Manor organised event can now scrap the surcharge that potentially could have been imposed if an agreement was not reached with NRW and competitors will now be able to sample some of the best stages in the country at a realistic cost.
Joint Clerk of the Course Chris Ashley is confident the route will suit everyone in the field “We have deliberately chosen the stages this year because we know they are of an excellent surface and stand up very well to a second pass” says Ashley. “The route was also designed to avoid any roads used previously this year by other events as best we could, meaning the entire field can benefit from smooth roads. Add to this just 36% of repeat usage and we truly believe we have an excellent format for all. I would encourage everyone to enter as soon as possible to ensure they can sample classic Welsh Stages at this price”.
“It has of course been a tense time for all of the rallying community and whilst the situation after our event has not yet been resolved, this news from the MSA means we can continue to offer some of the best stages in Wales at a cost effective figure” he adds. “We extend our sincere thanks to the MSA for all their hard work in negotiations with Natural Resources Wales and we can really press ahead with plans to host yet another fantastic event in the Welsh forests.”
The Builth Wells based rally is proud to be a round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, the new HRCR Stage Masters Challenge and a reserve round of the FMP Rally Challenge.
The 2016 Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages event regulations and online entry form are available on the brand new event website, visit www.severnvalleystages.co.uk