Bulldog International Rally North Wales 01/02 April 2011
Bulldog Rally boasts diversity
As the deadline for seeding on round two of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, Bulldog International Rally North Wales is upon us, the diversity of entries should mean another great battle in the classic Welsh forests.
The four Team entries represent; Renault with Autosport Technology’s brace of Twingos, Suzuki with a lone Swift from 586 Sports, Ford with M-Sport’s two Fiesta R2s and Citroën with Team C2R2 Max’s pair of C2s. It is also rumored that the awesome R3 Renault Clio and new Citroën DS3 will be making an appearance for the first time on BRC gravel.
Heading the international field the two wheel drive cars have the most varied range of drivers too, hailing from Estonia, Finland, Australia and Ireland as well as the domestic crews who represent all four corners of the United Kingdom.
The four wheel drive runners are happy to share just three marques of car, championship leader David Bogie sticking, like four others, with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo power, while Subaru nearly balances the Japanese brand war with four Imprezas. Škoda’s normally aspirated Super 2000 Fabia makes the third marque and with the recent announcement of the Fabia’s R2 variant, it will surely not be long before the Czech Republic is represented in the two wheel drive category too.
The 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship and its support series, the BRC Challenge, are set to maintain the same joint entry level as last year on this excellent event, a great achievement in the current economic climate and testament to the commitment of the stars of the show – the competitors.
Welshpool Town Council has arranged a market, fairground and live band for the new ceremonial start which will take place in the centre of the town on Friday 1st April from 6pm.. The action on the stages takes place throughout Saturday 2nd April, with a champagne finish at the Welshpool Livestock Centre that evening at just after 7pm.