Pledge after illness puts brakes on Superprix
FANS of motorsport will have to wait another year for the first Superprix of Wales.
The high-octane motorsport extravaganza was scheduled for Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on the weekend of June 7 to 9.
But it has now been postponed a year.
The mastermind behind the project, retired international racing driver Tim Matthews, has fallen ill.
“It’s unfortunate, but we are confident the event will take place in 2020,” said Superprix of Wales spokesman Simon Griffiths.
“Nobody could have foreseen what’s happened with Tim – but the 12-month delay will enable us to produce a bigger and better show in 2020.
“The Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire Council have been fully behind the event from the outset.
“We’ve also had huge support from Parc y Scarlets.”
Mr Griffiths added: “We appreciate that this will be disappointing for motorsport fans as we know from the initial feedback we received that everyone was looking forward to the event, which was originally scheduled for June this year at Parc y Scarlets.
“We are also grateful to those who have sent messages of support and ‘Get Well Soon’ to Tim.
“He appreciates everyone’s thoughts and hopes to be back to full fitness over the coming months.”
The motorsports extravaganza will run for three days on a specially-designed course that will see cars power around the outside of the ground and then through the middle of the stadium.
There will also be demonstrations, displays, a motor show, trade stands and a food village.
Drivers Brett Smith, Cameron Davies and Steve Griffith at the Superprix launch. The event will now be taking place at Parc y Scarlets in the summer of 2020.