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After an emergency meeting was called last night, the organisers of the 2018 Grooms Garage are deeply saddened to announce that the event, scheduled for Sunday 27th of May is cancelled.

Due to difficulty in finding people to fill all the officials and marshalling roles required and a very low number of paid entries, with only 1 entry being received in the last fortnight, the club decided that the event was not both safe or financially viable to run.

Clerk of the Course Wayne Jones is devastated by the announcement, but says the club had no option.

“The organisers came together last night (Sunday 6th May) and concluded that due to the number of officials and marshals still needed and that we have less than half the minimum number of entries to reach the break-even point, we were faced with a potential loss of over £15,000 to add to the £5,000 loss from having to postpone the event from the original 4th March date due to the weather conditions” he said.

“I feel very sorry for the hard work that the organising committee have put in to organise both the March and rescheduled May event and I would like to thank them all for their efforts. I would also like to thank the officials, marshals and competitors who had committed to the new May date. It is a shame that after all this work that there didn’t appear to be enough interest in what we thought was a reasonably priced, compact event. I’m not sure what else we could have done to attract more people to come along to the rally.”

Competitors will be contacted regarding refunds.

Issued by the organising committee of the 2018 Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages.

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