With less than two months to go until the event, 2011 will see the third running of the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales which will be based in the market town of Welshpool for a second successive year.
The rally, which takes place on Saturday 2nd April 2011, is the second round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship and regulations for the Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club Ltd-organised event are now available.
Once again offering a unique challenge to competitors as it follows a compact route around some of the best forest stages the United Kingdom has to offer, the 2011 event will be the 51st running since it started as a road rally in 1958 and for the last 15 years, the rally has been sponsored by Bulldog Security Products Ltd of Much Wenlock.
The event will be based for the second year at Welshpool Livestock Sales at Buttington Cross and as well as the international rally, it also incorporates The Bulldog Historic Rally, The Bulldog Challenge Rally and The Bulldog National Rally. As well as the main British Rally Championship, the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales incorporates qualifying rounds of the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Championship, Hankook MSA Welsh National Championship, BRC Challenge, Brian Dennis Welsh Historic Championship and ANWCC Championships.
This year, the organisers have also formed a close partnership with Welshpool Town Council and are hoping to set up a number of activities for all ages on the run up to the event.
Final closing date will be Wednesday 23rd March 2011 with a Shakedown scheduled for Thursday 31st March 2011 and will be run by PEC at Corwen, west of Llangollen on the A5. Documentation for competitors wishing to participate in the Recce will be at Rally Headquarters on the evening of Thursday 31st March 2011 and the Recce will take place from 08:00 to 17:00 approximately on Friday, 1st April 2011 and competitors will have two passes at each location.
A media day is also being planned and further details will be advised once this is finalised.
Further information, including the comprehensive ‘Rally Guide 1′ which contains most information relating to the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales as well as media accreditation forms, marshalling and accommodation links is available at the official website: www.bulldog-rally.co.uk.