The demand for places on this year’s Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 10 July) has been truly unprecedented, with 150 entries received within the first 15 minutes of the application process going live!
The current situation is that Quinton Motor Club has received over 180 entries.
Entries are currently open to competitors registered for the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship, MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series, Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship, Motorsport UK National Rally Championship, Motorsport UK English Rally Championship in association with Seacon UK Ltd, HRCR Rally Masters Stage Championship, Welsh Historic Rally Championship and ANWCC Forest Rally Championship, plus members of Quinton MC.
But hope is not lost for other non-registered crews, which can enter from 18:00 on Monday 31 May, as the entry process will continue as scheduled.
“I’ve heard of single venue rallies filling up fast, but never like this for a forest rally. In my experience, the number of entries received in such a short space of time is unprecedented,” says Nicky Grist Stages Clerk of the Course Neil Cross.
“It’s been an amazing response and it proves how popular forest rallying is and what an economic boost the sport is to the local communities that events like ours visit.
“We are allowed to start a maximum of one hundred and fifty cars. Every year there are a certain percentage of competitors who drop out for various reasons – they can’t get their car ready, unexpectedly work or family commitments intervene, things like that. If some crews are forced to withdraw, competitors on the reserve list will get a run.”
The running of the Builth Wells-based event is subject to Welsh government guidelines.
All documents and information will be published on nickygriststages.co.uk
Marshals can also register at rallystageteam.co.uk