After Rallye Sunseeker provided a superb opening round to the year, attentions are now turning towards the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales on Saturday 2nd April, Round Two of the 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship.
The Sunseeker saw a dramatic battle between David Bogie and Tom Cave for the win, with Bogie coming out on top to lead the championship standings as they head to Welshpool for the Bulldog. Both will be hoping to emulate 2010 Bulldog winners Keith Cronin and Barry McNulty as they look to maintain their title charges.
2011 sees the 51st running of the event, which will once again be organised by the Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club. For the 15th consecutive year, the event will be sponsored by Bulldog Security Products Ltd of Much Wenlock and will be based for a second year at Welshpool Livestock Sales at Buttington Cross.
A deal has recently been agreed with Citroen Midland, who will be providing official Citroen C-Crosser 4 x 4 vehicles for rally organisers, including the Spectator Safety Officer and Chief Marshal, to use during the event.
Entries are beginning to roll in for the event, that as well as the International rally for BRC runners, also hosts The Bulldog Historic Rally, The Bulldog Challenge Rally and The Bulldog National Rally.
The event will incorporate rounds of the BRC, the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Championship, Hankook MSA Welsh National Championship, BRC Challenge, Brian Dennis Welsh Historic Championship and ANWCC Championships.
The final closing date for entries to the International event is Wednesday 23rd March 2011, while potential entrants for the Historic, Challenge and National sections have until Tuesday 29th March 2011.