WRC Rally GB Gets Green Light — New Deal Signed To Use Welsh Forest

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Threats hovering around World Rally Championship's Britain round, Wales Rally GB has evaded as a new deal has been signed to use government-owned Welsh forests.

Earlier this year, Natural Resource Wales - which runs Welsh forests used for rallying, demanded an increase in fee in order to repair the forests after the rally. Without a proper agreement between NRW and UK's motorsport body, the Motor Sports Association, all rally events were unlikely to happen.

But now a fresh three-year deal has been made between NRW and MSA which protects the WRC round. But the National rallying is still under the scanner as the new deal only covers the World Rally Championship round.

A campaign named as Rally4Wales has suggested a proposal of repairing the NRW roads after each rally, and this is still under discussion between NRW, MSA and Rally4Wales.

 

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Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 15:54 [IST]
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