Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/thecheck/public_html/wp-content/themes/inhype/content-single.php on line 24

New International Standard Circuit Planned For Wales

1 Mins read

The WTCC Could One Day Head To Wales - Photo Credit:


Ambitious plans have been drawn up for a new £200m motor racing circuit in the South Wales valleys, a track which would have the potential to host championship's such as MotoGP and the World Touring Car Championship.

The plans are for a 'motorsport centre of excellence' within a new industrial, commercial and leisure complex. The new circuit would be in Ebbw Vale, which is situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 25 miles from Cardiff.

The circuit would be comfortably the biggest in Wales and would bring top level national and potentially international motorsport back to the country, with its current biggest circuits Anglesey, Pembrey and Llandow not capable of hosting top level events at the moment.

No planning application has been made yet, but a spokesperson for the project has confirmed they are in discussions with the Welsh government and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Mr Nick Smith, the Labour MP for the area, says it would be a 'real game-changer' for the area and believes road connections in the area are good enough and that the complex would be a good source of employment for the area.

4147 posts

About author
Simon provides coverage of the support championships for the BTCC, having been a fixture in the TOCA paddock for over six years.
Related posts
British GTOther

Steller Motorsport to run GT4 Audi in British GT

1 Mins read
Steller Motorsport will contest for GT4 honours in British GT this season, after Silver Cup line-ups were outlawed in GT3.
British Rally ChampionshipOther

Elliot Payne to embark on his debut Junior British Rally Championship Season

2 Mins read
At just 18, Elliot Payne will compete in his first-ever full season of Championship Rallying, as he sets out to compete in the Junior British Rally Championship.
Formula 1Other

"Thoroughly deserved victory and an important one for us" - Horner

2 Mins read
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner knows just how important it is to keep Mercedes under pressure, as Max Verstappen gets the teams first win of 2021.

Leave a Reply