First Round of 2013 BRC Postponed

After careful consideration, Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Car Club Ltd, organisers of the Rally North Wales, scheduled for 6th and 7th April, have taken the tough decision to postpone the Welshpool-based event. Kevin Witton, event manager, explains their rationale:

"Since Wednesday (March 27th) of last week we have been closely monitoring the adverse weather conditions within and surrounding the Dyfi, Dyfnant and Gartheiniog forests which were to provide the Rally with its competitive sections. Today (Monday 1st April) we made a more detailed survey of the gravel roads to be used as Special Stages and found them all to be covered with significant patches of hard ice. Given the depth of the ice, especially on the exposed North-facing roads and under the trees, and the long-range weather forecast, it is unlikely to thaw before the event is due to start. Three of the four Clerks of the Course, who are responsible for the safe running of the rally and who drove through the stages today unanimously decided that for the safety of Competitors. Marshals, Rescue and Recovery crews and Spectators, the event should be postponed."

"We will now begin discussions with the Championship organisers in an effort to find an alternative date for our event, which should have been the opening round of this year's BRC."

Almost 140 entries had been received for the Rally and the organising team has been working to advise every one of the situation.

2nd April, 2013