The organisers of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship have announced that the award for the best Championship round of 2017 goes to the Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally.
Making the announcement, Championship co-ordinator Dave Evison said, “Choosing the recipient gets harder every year with positive feedback from out competitors for all eight rounds of the series. The team from Sixty and Worcestershire Motor Club chose to ring the changes with their route last season and this award recognises the hard work they put in to make a success of their revised route.”
Responding to the announcement, Pete Wood, Clerk of the Course of the Woodpecker, said, “It was a great surprise to receive the award for a second year. We made a few changes to our route which went well with competitors. Hopefully we can continue keeping the competitors happy in 2018. We are really proud to receive the award and our thanks go to all Welsh Championship competitors and to the championship co-ordinators for running such a popular championship.”
The Eventsigns Woodpecker Rally will be round eight of this year’s nine round series taking place on Saturday 1st September. Dave Evison commented, “We are really excited about the programme of rallies that we have for our competitors this year and the Woodpecker will face stiff top competition to maintain their place as top event.
The Pirelli MSA Championship gets underway on February 17th with the Llandudno based Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally.
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The organisers of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship have confirmed that coverage of all nine rounds of the series will be broadcast on TV as well as being available on demand and on-line.
Leading motorsport TV production company Special Stage will be filming every event for inclusion in their weekly Rally Review programme to be broadcast by Front Runner TV. The subscription free channel is available both on Sky and on Freesat.
The coverage will also be available on Facebook and YouTube as well as on the Special Stage web site and via their dedicated app.
As an additional way of watching, you will be able to see coverage on 'Motor Trend On Demand', a US platform which has just increased its presence in the UK with availability on Amazon Prime Video. The platform is subscription based, but as well as Special Stage there are plenty more car related shows and worldwide Motorsport events. You can take a look and get a 14-day free trial by checking out their website.
Confirming the comprehensive package of coverage, Championship co-ordinator Dave Evison commented, “It’s great to be working with Special Stage again. Our competitors always produce terrific action and the production team do an outstanding job covering it. We are delighted that this will now be available to a worldwide audience.”
The provisional programme schedule for Front Runner TV is for the opening round of the Championship, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, to be broadcast on March 8th, followed by the Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages on April 5th and North Wales Rally Service Rally North Wales on April 12th
Up to date details of broadcast schedules will be available on www.specialstage.co.uk.
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The organisers of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship have unveiled a new initiative for 2018 specifically with the club competitor in mind. Supported by advanced lubricant technology company RAVENOL the RAVENOL Challenge category carries with it a prize fund valued at more than £3000.
The competition is open to drivers and co-drivers who have not finished within the top 10 overall on any round of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship or any equivalent status championship on more than one occasion between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2017.
Points for the RAVENOL Challenge driver and co-driver will be awarded on the same basis as for the overall championship.
This is the fourth year that RAVENOL have supported the Welsh Championship and confirming their backing of the RAVENOL Challenge series, RAVENOL UK Managing Director, Brian Chase, commented “Our support of the Welsh Rally Championship over the last three years has been both rewarding and successful and we have made many friends along the way. We have no hesitation in renewing our agreement for another three years and recommend anyone planning a season in stage rallying to enter what has to be one of the UK’s best organised, and certainly most friendly, rally championships. “
Championship coordinator, Dave Evison, welcomed RAVENOL’s continued support adding, “club competitors are the life blood of our championship and our sport and I know that supporting them is important to RAVENOL. The RAVENOL Challenge title is a way of giving something back to these crews. With the qualifying events offering some of the best forest stages available anywhere, we believe this initiative will make the championship even more attractive to competitors regardless of what class they are competing in.”
In addition to their support of the RAVENOL Challenge initiative, RAVENOL UK have also confirmed that they will pay the championship registration fee for any crew entering the championship in a Land Rover Freelander
You can find out more about the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship, including the RAVENOL Challenge category at wnrc.wamc.org.uk and about RAVENOL’s range of advanced lubricants at www.ravenol-direct.uk.