Rallying has taken place throughout the forests and lanes of Wales and beyond for many generations. Thankfully many villages, towns and cities recognise the many economic opportunities this brings as they welcome motorsport into their villages halls, hotels and businesses.
In recent years’ motorsport has looked to capture the information that is so important when it comes to selling our sport to the wider community. The importance of the ‘value’ of the motorsport ‘pound’ spent locally during events was brought to the attention of many following the successful Rally4Wales campaign in 2016.
“Rallying remains under the spotlight in Wales. Therefore, its vital that everyone attending rallies in Wales contributes by feeding back what they bring to the economy. It doesn't matter if you are spectating on your local event and spending £20 on fuel to attend or you are a major rally team running three cars on a rally. Every penny makes a difference to the rural Welsh economy and the impact of motorsport in Wales was brought to the attention of everyone during the Rally4Wales campaign last year. It's no secret that the sport brings tourism revenue of around £15 Million per annum into Wales - but I urge everyone to play their part in helping showcase the f inancial and economic benefits that rallying brings to Wales. Whilst we cannot imagine a Wales without rallying, there are many businesses in Wales who would struggle without the added financial benefits a rally brings to the town. Rally4Wales Contracts Limited fully supports the efforts to provide more information on the real world value of the sport”
Jamie Edwards, Managing Director, Rally4Wales.
“Any information provided is vitally important to help protect the future of our sport”
Paul Loveridge, Chairman, Welsh Association of Motor Clubs.
“Welsh forest rallying provides an important economic boost to many rural communities, such as the Dolgellau area in my constituency. When a rally takes place, businesses in the immediate area benefit from the influx of spectators, marshals and competitors who often spend a day or more in the area, spending their money locally.”
Liz Saville Roberts Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionydd.
How Can We Help ?
Well we have made it even simpler to collect the details required.
A live form has been placed on the internet which can be accessed through any medium such as laptops, tablets and mobiles phones.
The Link to the survey is http://rallydata.co.uk/914539
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Alan Jones, Knighton.
Alan, who lived most of his life within a stone's throw of Radnor Forest, will be greatly missed in Mid Wales and beyond for both his knowledge and commitment to club motorsport
His support for event organisors and competitors was balanced with a desire to maintain the relationships with the local communities where rallying takes place.
Motorsport will miss his considerable contribution and his cheery disposition.
Funeral details will be announced when available.
Welsh Tarmac Rally Championship position update after Round 2 Click here for information
King of Epynt Championship positions after Round 1 Click here for information
The 2017 Welsh Road Rally Championship provisional standings after round 4 have now been uploaded to the website. Click here to view.
Championship positions update after Round 2, The Tour of Epynt Click here to download a copy
The 2017 Welsh Autosolo Championship Supplementary Regulations and Registration form have now been uploaded to the website. Click here to view.