BUILTH WELLS: NICKY GRIST STAGES July 9/10

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When you ask Bri­tish rally fans about their favourite events, the 1980s edi­tion of the Welsh In­ter­na­tional Rally is al­ways close to the top.

The mix­ture of Welsh gravel and Epynt as­phalt, to­gether with Group B ma­chines, cre­ated one of the best events on the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship cal­en­dar, at­tract­ing com­peti­tors from all over the world.

In 2016, the BRC wants to re­turn to some­thing sim­i­lar with the ad­di­tion of the Nicky Grist Stages. Pre­vi­ously known as the Quin­ton, for some years the event has run on a Satur­day as a gravel rally and part of the BTRDA Rally Cham­pi­onship, but now it will share cham­pi­onships and the BRC will use the Epynt Ranges on Sun­day. With R5 cars at the front, there’s also the chance of the odd in­ter­na­tional en­try. And with Max Vata­nen con­firmed in an R5 – the Vata­nen name will bring an­other sub­tle link to the 1980s event back to the present day.

While the route is yet to be con­firmed, get your­self to Half­way on Satur­day be­fore stand­ing any­where on the mil­i­tary ranges on Sun­day. It’s all dra­matic view­ing up there.

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