Welcoming back the Wyedean Rally to the Forest of Dean!Posted on 02nd November 2016
November will be a big month for motorsports lovers in the Forest of Dean, as the Wyedean Rally returns to the area with exciting new offerings. After many years of being hosted at Chepstow Racecourse, the brand new Wyedean Rally will now be held exclusively in the Forest, with the start and finish line located at the Vantage Point business village in Mitcheldean.
The event is set to be a significant one, featuring six specialist stages, 40 miles of the finest gravel roads in the UK, and up to 120 cars taking part. In addition, this year’s rally sees a new date on the calendar. The event will be called the ‘Winner Garage Skoda Wyedean Stages Rally’, taking place on November 12th.
According to the Wyedean Stages Rally website, Winner Garage Skoda are this year’s sponsors for the new event, which forms part of the qualifiers for numerous contests including the Welsh Forest Rally Championships, Welsh Clubmans Forest Rally, the Mixed Surface Rally Championship, the Loose Stage Rally Championship, the Forest Stage Championship and the Gwynne Speed Rally Challenge. The rally offers the opportunity to “scrutineer” on the Friday night, with three stages run twice and eight championships occurring over the course of the rally.
After losing its place in the national rally championships last year, after 32 seasons, the Forest of Dean Motor Club have moved the occasion back to its traditional November date, and retained its status in the Welsh championships. The exciting event has been open to all for competitor applications, and features drivers from locations ranging from the Forest of Dean Motor Club itself to Redditch District Car Club and Hereford Motor Club.
As The Forest Review reports, Paul Loveridge of the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs, has said the event is “attracting a lot of attention”. He explains, “The Forest tracks are in the best condition they have been for years and people are supporting the event”.