2013 BRC will be best five from six

Following last week’s announcement that Rally North Wales will not run in 2013, organiser’s of the MSA British Rally Championship and the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge have confirmed that they will not seek to replace the event and the series will be decided on the six remaining rallies.

Mark Taylor, Manager, MSA British Rally Championship, said: “It was always going to be difficult for such a well supported rally, hosting four major championships, to find a replacement date at relatively short notice. It’s a real shame the rally won’t run this year, as it is one of the more popular events in the rally calendar.

“It’s also a blow to the organising team, who have worked tirelessly over the past nine months preparing for the event. To find an alternative date at this stage would have been an almost impossible task; rather than go off half-cocked, I think this is a good decision. I have spoken to the organising team and have assured them that Rally North Wales will be a counting round of the 2014 BRC and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the club in preparing for next season.”

The new opening round in the 2013 BRC calendar, the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally has confirmed that the recent change in weather, which forced Rally North Wales’ original postponement, means that the Kielder stages are in pristine condition for the event in two weeks time.

For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit http://www.rallybrc.co.uk.

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