New route for 2017
Posted on November 16, 2016
AN INNOVATIVE new format incorporating iconic stages some of which have never been used before on the event - means that February’s Cambrian Rally is set to give an explosive start to the 2017 BTRDA forest rally series.
Only four classic stages will be on offer but they are ones that will make competitors and enthusiasts tingle with anticipation. Clocaenog, Alwen, Aberhirnant, and Llangower offering 45 testing stage miles comprise the mouth watering menu for this year’s event.
The entirely new route devised by clerk of the course, Alyn Edwards, sees the Elsi and Gwydyr stages dropped, and there will be no Tarmac excursion around Llandudno’s challenging Marine Drive.
He explained: “We think that only running four top quality stages, with three of them being used as in the same format as for 2016’s Wales Rally GB, will prove attractive to competitors and spectators alike and there is the added bonus of increased spectator safety because we will be able to deploy more marshals on each stage".
“There will be limited double usage helping to ensure that the quality of the stages is maintained throughout the event.”
Other attractions will be a 12 mile Aberhirnant stage, one main service at Ruthin, and a central re fuel location.
The event starts and finishes on Llandudno promenade on February 11, with rally HQ again being based at the conveniently located St George’s Hotel, with scrutineering at the nearby Victoria Centre carpark.
Regulations will be available in early December.
Released on behalf of the Cambrian Rally 2017 by Judith Phillips 07821510770.
For further comment or clarification please contact clerk of the course, Alyn Edwards on 07828024443