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Croeso, Welcome to the Rallynuts Stages Rally 2023
This year will be the 49th running of this Midland Manor Motor Club organised event that has widely been recognised as a key stage rally in the British calendar. A winner in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 of the prestigious Speedsport Trophy for the best event in the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs (WAMC) Forest National Stage Rally Championship, it also won the Chairman’s Cup in 2019 for the best event in the WAMC Historic Stage Rally Championship.
Based in the market town of Builth Wells, Powys, the Rallynuts Stages Rally will once again use the unrivalled facilities of The Royal Welsh Showground for its Rally HQ.
Competitors will leave the confines of the Royal Welsh Showground and head for 44 stage miles of gravel stages in some of the most iconic forests that British rallying can offer. Approximately 27 miles of this will be first usage. The competitive action will centre on the Myherin, Sarnau, Sweet Lamb and Hafren forests to test competitors to the limit. The stages in Myherin feature roads not generally available for use, to add another string to the events bow. Following a mid-point halt back in Builth Wells a second visit to the plantations but with some revised stage route will add further challenge. An excellent day’s Motorsport is rounded off with a finish back at The Royal Welsh Showground.
The event is a round of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series; the Motorsport UK Pirelli Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship; the HRCR Stage Masters Challenge; the Bowler Defender Challenge and the IPS Rally Challenge.
We have permission from Motorsport UK to place classes RF1.4, RF2.0, 1400C, 1400S and H1 and H2 at the front of the field and run in reverse seeded order, (slowest first); followed by the main field in seeded order based on anticipated performance.
Our aim is always to bring you a cost effective rally of the highest quality that uses some of the best forest tracks that mid-Wales can offer.
For those who choose to travel to the event on the day and subject to COVID regulations and restrictions, we may be able, by prior arrangement, to provide the later runners with noise and scrutineering on the Saturday morning. This must be at least 30 minutes before your start time.
We wish to thank our title sponsor, Rallynuts Motorsport Ltd (www.rallynuts.com) for their continued support and that of Braces Bakery (www.bracesbakery.co.uk) for supporting our marshals.
We could not run this event without the support and help of every marshal and volunteer who generously give enormous amounts of time at no cost to the event. On behalf of the organising team, Rallynuts Motorsport Ltd and every competitor, we thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain our relationships with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society please observe the 10 mph speed limit at all times within the Showground. Another event is taking place at the site over the weekend, so we need to be aware of this.
Finally, we very much look forward to seeing you all in Builth Wells in April and hope that you have a safe, memorable and enjoyable day’s rallying.
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE