Popular event tops 100 entry mark as eager crews line up to tackle classic Welsh stages
Over 100 entries have already been received for this year’s Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages and with only days left until entries close for the 4th June event, organisers are predicting one of the largest entries the event has seen for many years. Crews from some of the best rally championships in the UK will head to the Builth Wells based event to tackle 45 miles over seven “prime condition” stages which have been confirmed after the final route survey this week.
As a round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, HRCR Stage Masters Challenge and FMP Rally Challenge, the Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages will see a wide and varied depth of entries to this year’s event. Thanks to the efforts of the Motor Sports Association and Natural Resources Wales, an extension to the 2015 forestry fees (for this event only) enabled the event to go ahead as planned.
Regular championship contenders will be joined by MSA British Rally Championship hopefuls who are all eager to sample the fresh new route in 2016 which includes the popular Radnor test after a break of six years. In a bid to provide a value for money rally, the Midland Manor Motor Club organising committee has achieved a route which has 64% of single stage usage (36% of repeat usage) with an entry fee of just £525 and only utilises stages which have been chosen for their prime condition.
Joint Clerk of the Course Chris Ashley is pleased with the format and conditions for this year’s event. ”I believe we have provided a great route this year and the road conditions are looking tip-top” says Ashley.” he said. “The team has worked hard this year to provide a strong route that will suit everyone and we have ensured that only the hardest of forest tracks have been selected to ensure the entire field has good quality stages to compete on during the day. We indebted to Paul and Craig from Rallynuts Motorsport Ltd for the support they are providing this year”.
The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells plays host to the rally and provides an unrivalled venue for Rally HQ, Scrutineering, Attended Overnight Parking, Start/Finish, Service Area and Awards Ceremony. Competitors will be flagged away from the Showground at 8.30am on Saturday 4th to tackle seven classic Welsh stages, before returning to the finish just after 3.30pm.
The 2016 Rallynuts Motorsport Severn Valley Stages event regulations and online entry form are available on the event website at www.severnvalleystages.co.uk .
The closing date for entries is midday on Friday 27th May.
Those requiring Common Route Notes of types A,B and C will need to order these by Monday 23rd May.
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