The organisers of the Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Stage Rally Championship have confirmed that they will continue to enjoy the support of the market leading tyre manufacturers as title sponsors while also unveiling a raft of new initiatives for the 2020 series.
The Championship calendar will start off with the Llandudno based Cambrian Rally on February 8th. The North Wales event will include classic stages in the Conwy area which, like the majority of the stages throughout the Championship, have benefitted from the maintenance programme carried out by Rally4Wales.
Round two is Rally North Wales on 28h March based in Dolgellau the event features some of the most iconic stages in the Dyfi forest complex.
Mid Wales is the base for third round of the Championship, Rallynuts Stages Rally, on April 18th, as last year the event organisers are promising some exciting changes to the route.
Round 4, on May 16th is the Plains Rally, another event with major changes planned, reduced road mileage and a central servicing.
As the Championship moves into the second half of its season it’s down to South Wales with competitors getting a rare chance to tackle the challenging stages in and around the Neath Valley on the Red Kite Stages, taking place on June 14th.
Round 6 takes competitors to Builth Wells for the popular Nicky Grist Stages on 11th July while the penultimate round takes them over the border to England. While the start of the Woodpecker Stages on 5th September may be in Ludlow, however, the bulk of the stages will be in Wales, specifically Radnor Forest.
The Championship concludes in the Forest of Dean with the Wyedean Stage Rally on 17th October.
Confirming the calendar and the series sponsorship, Dave Evison, Championship Secretary commented, “As an organising team we are delighted to be able to once again offer our competitors the opportunity to tackle some of the best rally stages in the country on events with a minimum of four weeks between each, easing budget and repair concerns. We are, of course, hugely grateful to Pirelli along with all our other sponsors, including the continued support of RAVENOLUK. We believe that the continued backing of such prestigious companies is a tribute to the superb events that the organisers put on and the competitive nature of our Championship. Meanwhile we have exciting plans for our Under 25 competitors with fantastic prizes, on offer in conjunction with OnThePaceNote.co.uk, for the winning Juniors.
Dave confirmed that the team, who welcomes Will Rogers, have been working hard to build on last year’s success with its focus firmly to offer contenders a professional yet friendly championship with great competition and outstanding media coverage, expect an announcement soon.
Also new for this year is an online championship registration form which can be found in the competitor’s section of the championship website together with the championship regulations. Competitors who are urged to register online can do so at https://bit.ly/2FJC0MW
For more information on the championship please visit www.wnrc.wamc.org.uk