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:: Weekend format – Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April – reduces time away from work.
:: National ‘A’ status allows more UK drivers to compete and foreign participants are welcomed.
:: MSA BRC entry fees start at £800 for R1 cars.
:: One-day National events entry fees start at £515.

By moving to a weekend format, the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship (MSA BRC) will save participants both time and money, while the later start on Saturday enables many volunteer officials to support the event without the cost of overnight accommodation.

The new format retains the high-quality Forestry Commission stages which have gained the event its international reputation and allows the inclusion of competitive driving in the dark on Saturday evening. The midday Finish on Sunday (for MSA BRC and Mintex MSA HRCR British Historic Rally Championship contenders) makes it possible for the majority of these competitors and volunteer officials to be back at work on Monday morning.

Reconnaissance for MSA BRC contenders begins at 10.00hrs on Friday 5 April, thereby making it possible for some to reduce their accommodation needs to a maximum of two nights.

Mainland participants in the National events (which qualify for the ANWCC Forest and Historic Championships, the Brian Dennis Welsh Historic Rally Championship, the Citroen Racing Trophy, the two Fiesta Championships,  the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge, the “Old STAGER” Historic Challenge, the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, the Twingo Renaultsport R1 and R2 Championships and the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C Championship) can potentially compete with a maximum of one night’s accommodation; those who live relatively local to the event can complete pre-event documentation and enjoy upwards of 53 miles of competitive driving all within one day (Saturday).

“Our aim has been to reduce the cost for competitors and volunteer officials without compromising the competitive elements or the safety of those doing or managing the rally,” said Rally Manager, Kevin Witton.

Rally HQ and The MSA BRC Service Park are at the Welshpool Livestock Sales site, on the outskirts of Welshpool at Buttington Cross.

Both the one- and two-day rallies will begin with a Ceremonial Start in Welshpool Town Centre, the first at 11.30hrs on Saturday 6 April.

The one day events all return to Welshpool Town Centre for their Ceremonial Finish on Saturday evening. The first is at 18.35hrs.

There are two Ceremonial Finishes on Sunday 7 April: The Mintex MSA BHRC Championship event at 11.30hrs; The MSA BRC at 12.30hrs.

Rally Guide 1, Regulations, Entry Forms and outline spectator information can be downloaded from the official website at http://www.rallynorthwales.co.uk.

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