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Rally North Wales Cancelled

Saturday 22 Mar 2014 [22:11]

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Cancellation of Rally North Wales

The Motor Sports Association, governing body of UK motor sport, regrets that Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club has been forced to cancel next month's Welshpool-based Rally North Wales, owing to a lack of entries. The event had been due to form the opening round of the 2014 MSA British Rally Championship.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive:

"We are naturally disappointed for all those involved with this event. Like everyone that organises motor sport events, they have put in many long hours of their own free time simply to get it ready for the competitors and spectators. It is a bitter blow for the team to have to cancel the event at such a late stage, but they cannot of course ignore the financial realities which they faced.

"We have been working closely with the event organisers to assist them over the past few weeks, and must now identify with them the issues which led to this situation. Stage rallying is a critical part of the fabric of British motor sport and the MSA has to be prepared to consider radical changes which is why the current tender for the BRC invites free ranging initiatives from prospective promoters."

Editor's notes:

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the national governing body, responsible for the regulation and administration of four-wheeled motor sport in the UK. The MSA is a member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and holds a seat on the World Motor Sport Council. The MSA represents 30,000 licence holders, 10,000 volunteer marshals and officials, more than 750 member clubs and issues permits for 5,000 motor sport events every year. As a result of its commitment to developing the sport, the MSA makes significant investment in the three elements of its Whole Sport Plan: 'Grow' targets an increase in participation levels, 'Sustain' invests in the infrastructure of the sport, its clubs and its people, and 'Excel' focuses on training future world champions and educating their peers.

Release MSA14-014: 22 March 2014

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