Pledge af­ter ill­ness puts brakes on Su­per­prix

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

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.

Pic­ture: Chris Fair­weather/Huw Evans Agency

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.

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