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2021 Nicky Grist Stages

Saturday 10th July 2021

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

We will be announcing detailed Spectator Information nearer the time of the event so please check back here for updates in the weeks leading up to the event.

Cars will be starting SS 1 Crychan at 09:29 and SS 5 Crychan 2 at 13:28

Cars will be starting SS 2 Halfway at 10:03 and SS 6 Halfway 2 at 14:02

A lot has been said recently about Spectator Safety on motorsport events and in particular rallies. Social media has been full of doom and gloom but there are also some glimmers of hope.

We need to show those that doubt us that we can manage our sport and that we are responsible and aware of our surroundings and so we are asking you for your help.

It’s the intention of the Nicky Grist Stages 2018 to run a safe spectacle for all involved. If you see someone acting irresponsibly ask them to think about their actions, but be calm and polite. If you are still concerned please report their behaviour to the nearest marshal.

We welcome all spectators to the designated Spectator Areas on and around the Epynt Ranges. Admission is only by purchase of a spectator programme (all monies going to local charities via Brecon Rotary Club and Tirabad Village Hall), which will be available as you enter any of the areas.

Military activity will be taking place on the Epynt Ranges throughout the weekend while the rally is taking place. At this sensitive time for rallying and the military, it is imperative that all of us use The Ranges sensibly and keep to the areas we have been allowed to use. Spectators being inconsiderate, driving poorly or attempting to watch the rally at points other than those that have been published could seriously affect rallying on MOD land in the future. So, at all times, please heed any requests from the marshals.

The Nicky Grist Stages event team has embraced the requirements of Rally Future. Spectator safety is paramount on this event and we are committed to all spectators having a safe and enjoyable day.

No spectating is allowed at locations other than the two officially designated spectator areas on Crychan and Halfway.

At these locations, trained Marshals will be on hand to engage and support your safety. Please ensure you comply with their instructions. They are there to ensure the smooth running of the event, compliance with the safety plan and your wellbeing.

Please respect all Nicky Grist rally signs and the tape. Yellow and Black is GOOD and provides an area considered to be safe for you to stand. Red and white is a NO GO area and will put you at risk from injury. Any spectators, photographers or marshals seen standing in red and white taped areas will be moved and may potentially cause the stage to be cancelled!  The organisers will also cancel a stage if any spectator is found to disregard the instructions of the marshals and safety officers and continue to behave in a manner that goes against the regulations of the Nicky Grist Stages.

Following on from last years successful partnership, the Nicky Grist Stages are pleased to be working in partnership with Go Safe and the local Police Authorities to ensure the event passes through the area with as little disruption as possible.

As well as having a high profile presence on the event, GoSafe will have a stand at Rally Headquarters on the Friday.

Please note it is a condition of admission to the Rally that spectators are only allowed to take video footage on Military land for personal use only. Footage may not be published into the public domain without the consent of the Nicky Grist Stages and/or Landmarc. Anyone found to have published such footage may be liable to a substantial fee.

WARNING

The event takes place on both Natural Resources Wales and Military Training Area Land. The Sennybridge Training Area is a live Military Training Facility and Military Units will be using areas not used by the Rally. Spectators are asked not to use any area not specified as a spectator point.

At the request of therequest of the landowners, can you please not fly drones on or near the stages, any unlicensed flying of drones can and will lead to stage stoppages and/or cancellations

SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out the latest Nicky Grist Stages news on our official social media outlets – all of which are regularly updated.

If you rally in England, you should probably have a read of this and contact them with your thoughts:

https://www.forestryengland.uk/news/forestry-england-asking-views-motorsport-the-nations-forests

📺 Be sure to tune in at 7pm (BST) this Thursday 27 August when we'll be airing the M-Sport Return to Rally Stages Highlights LIVE on our Facebook page! 🏁 #MSPORTERS #ReturnToRally #MSportStages

Provisional 2021 @BTRDARally Series dates:
20 February….Cambrian Rally
13 March….Malcolm Wilson Rally
17 April….Rallynuts Stages
22 May….Plains Rally

19 June….Kielder Stages
10 July….@nickygrist Stages
4 September….Woodpecker Stages
25 September….Trackrod Forest Stages

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