THE best news about rallying in Wales for a LONG Time!!

Following extensive high level discussions between all parties in recent weeks, a totally new outline concept has been agreed for a deal to allow international and national level rallying to continue in Wales on the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) operated forestry estate.

Rally4Wales will manage a ‘self-repair’ team attending to the forest roads after each rallying activity, resulting in organising clubs working directly with Rally4Wales to enable repairs to be made. It is anticipated that costs will be in line with the pre-2016 forestry charges for at least the next three years.

Rob Jones, Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased with the progress made. There are details and formalities to be agreed but the MSA is certainly optimistic.”

Jamie Edwards, founder of Rally4Wales, said: “This is an exciting, innovative new concept to sustainably underpin forestry stage rallying in Wales.”

Tim Jones, Executive Director Operations, North and Mid Wales for NRW, said: “There are still a few details to deal with, but we are optimistic that this innovative new approach will enable NRW to continue to host rallies into the future.”

All three organisations will provide further details in due course.

Joint statement on forest rallying in Wales