More than 120 entries received for new-look Mid Wales Stages in Newtown

MSA British Rally Championship entrant Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton will be amongst the leading entries to this years Mid Wales Stages. He tackled the recent Cambrian Rally as a shakedown for his Peugeot 208 T16 R5. Photo: MCR Motorsport Media.

Organisers are pleased to have received almost 120 entries across the three events which form the Newtown-based Mid Wales Stages Rally.


The new-look event on March 5 and 6 has the honour of being the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship and eyes have most certainly been on the enviable list of crews entering the series this year from across the world.


In the National A event, entries have flooded in from Australia, India, Finland and Norway all keen to vie for the BRC crown.  Newly announced Top Gear presenter Chris Harris is also worth a mention, entering his brand new Toyota UK backed GT86 which will see its UK debut on the event.


The National B event for BRC Cup and Defender Challenge crews boasts 30 entries including a trio of the unique Mitsubishi Mirage R5’s.


But the Newtown & District Automobile Club organised event has seen impressive levels of entries in the Viking Motorsport – Links Electrical Clubmans Rally as well which takes place on Sunday, March 6.


More than 40 entries form the one-day event and range from World Rally Cars to Historic Escorts and even a Datsun 240Z. This section of the rally plays host to the contenders in the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, Jelf Motorsport Welsh Clubman Forest Championship, ANWCC Forest Rally Championship, HRCR Stage Masters and FMP Rally Challenge.


The rally offers classic Welsh stages and is based at Theatr Hafren in Newtown.  It kicks off with two stages totaling over 25 miles under the cover of darkness on Saturday, March 5 for National A and B crews.


The remaining 43 stage miles are contested by all events on Sunday 6th, before the Ceremonial Finish greets the successful finishers back in Newtown.


Event regulations are available to download and a full online entry system is available at


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