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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.

This year's rescheduled #NGStages20 has been cancelled - but it will return on Saturday 10 July 2021.

@QMCLTD @nickygrist @BTRDARally @WnRC @FiestaSTTrophy @PowysCC @Builthwells1 @BUILTHR @ToyotaNRG @GoSafeCymru

Read the full story on our new website:

http://www.nickygriststages.co.uk/nicky-grist-stages-set-to-return-on-10th-july-2021/

The time has come - our last round is upon us... 😭

Vote for your favourite and watch out for @lukebarry97's feature in the paper very soon! 📰

@NGStages @westcorkrally @RallyofScotland @GrizedaleStages

Sadly there is no #NGStages20 this weekend - but we still hope to run the event on Saturday 28 November. A full update on the current situation can be found on our new website. Fingers crossed, eh?! @QMCLTD @nickygrist @BTRDARally @WnRC @FiestaSTTrophy
http://www.nickygriststages.co.uk/nicky-grist-stages-not-this-weekend-but-hopefully-in-november/

FROM THE ARCHIVE…

Three years ago today (9 July), I was at @NGStages 2017.

Here’s a clip of rally winner @FredrikAahlin and @TorsteinEriksen preparing to attack the final loop of Epynt stages that afternoon. The tension is palpable!

🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @BRCrally | @CA1Sport | #BRC

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