Nicky Grist keeps its mixed surface format
The Nicky Grist Stages will remain a mixed surface event for 2017 and a clash with the British Grand Prix has been avoided.
The event was well received by competitors as the Epyntbased rally used gravel on Saturday and asphalt on Sunday. Army exercises on the Epynt Ranges caused it to be delayed, but on the whole feedback on the event was positive.
Both Saturday and Sunday’s mileage will be increased – with the aim of 70 miles on asphalt on Sunday – giving competitors more stage miles, while the event forms part of the Welsh Rally Championship and the BTRDA.
“We are truly blessed to have some of the very best forestry stages in Wales right on our doorstep,” said Nicky Grist.
“We’ll have a different route layout for Sunday’s asphalt stages, which will allow the event to breathe. Cars will still start at 30-second intervals on the Tarmac – this makes it actionpacked for the spectators, and has proven to keep the roaming sheep off the road, which is an important safety consideration.”
The event will also feature a new start in Builth Wells town centre. It takes place on July 8/9.
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