The Wales Rally will continue the Road to Wales initiative for a third season, with eleven free invites to the event open for Britain’s best rallying talent.
There will be a change to the format however. In 2014 the Road to Wales prize roster saw the 11 free entries given to six front-runners from various classes in the 2014 MSA British Rally Championship with the other five to the winners of the UK’s five premier national rally championships.
For 2015 the entries will be divided differently, as the BRC continues its sabbatical, and the entries have now been transferred to six of the individual rounds that featured on the 2014 BRC calendar: Pirelli Carlisle Rally; Rally North Wales; Rally Isle of Man; RSAC Scottish Rally; Ulster Rally and Jim Clark Rally.
Organisers of these events have set up their own selection criteria for the allocation of the Road to Wales prizes.
A continuation of the scheme sees the respective champions of the MSA English Rally Championship, ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship, Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship and the REIS – RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series will be offered free entries into the Rally.
In the MSA ANICC McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship, the no-cost entry will see one driver receiving a free prize drive on Wales Rally GB in a Citroen DS3 provided by David Greer Motorsport.
“The Road to Wales has proved to be a huge success and we had no hesitation in continuing the initiative in 2015,” said Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB. “Wales Rally GB needs to be not only the climax of the WRC but also a fantastic end-of-season festival to celebrate the very best of British rallying and the Road to Wales makes sure that some of this country’s best will be on the stages in November.”
Full details of the 2015 route will be published later in the year with ticket details announced at the same time.