Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally
Posted on February 07, 2018
Currently the event is the opening round of both the British Trials and Rally Drivers Association national championship, and of the Welsh Forest Rally Championship, and becoming a round of the MSA British Championship will mean it’s likely to attract more international competitors, as well as top UK drivers.
Councillor Louise Emery, Cabinet Member for the Economy commented: “An enhanced Cambrian Rally will further boost the local economy during a traditional quiet time of the year. Becoming a round of the BRC will bring extra profile nationally for the event as well as the County. These points fit with aspirations in our Events Strategy 2018-2022, such as extending our winter tourism offer.”
Cambrian clerk of the course, Alyn Edwards explained: “This is great news. Having this extra help from Conwy, in addition to the excellent support it has given the event over the years, will be a huge boost to our bid to be a round of the BRC, and will help us in our desire to become one of Europe’s leading motorsport events".
“We anticipate that having a proactive council behind us will be of great help. Especially as we plan to use the newly passed Welsh Government measure to allow motorsport events on closed roads, and having the support of the council, will, we hope help us in this respect.
“Our ultimate aim is for the Cambrian to achieve the same iconic status as the Ypres Rally in Belgium.”
The 2018 Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally starts on Llandudno promenade at 8.01am on Saturday, February 17, and takes in competitive timed stages in the Conwy Valley, Penmachno, and at Llyn Alwen near Cerrigydruidion, before finishing at Llandudno. There will also be a service area at Surf Snowdonia at Dolgarrog where the public can get up close to the rally cars and competitors.