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New International Standard Circuit Planned For Wales

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

 

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.

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