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Due to the cancellation of the Mid Wales Stages the event is now the 5th round of the:

 ”WAMC Brian Dennis Motorsport Welsh Historic Rally Championship 2018”

Competitors who have already entered the event or intend doing so and who are or will be registered on this championship are required to notify the entry sec by email of this fact. The entry form will not be amended to include this championship. (08/05 09:50)

2018 Red Kite Stages is launched

The wraps have come off the 2018 Red Kite Stages and entries have now opened for the Amman and District Motor Club event, which will run in the forests of South Wales on Sunday 24 June.

In a break with tradition, this popular forest event will run in the superb, and under-used, forests of South Wales and will be organised to the new Rally 2WD format, with all the two-wheel drive cars running first on the road. The 2WD event will run through the morning, with the 4WD event following as soon as possible afterwards.

The organisers are now inviting competitors to reserve a place on the entry list with a £50 deposit towards the full entry fee. All places secured with a deposit will be held until 24 May when the balance of the fee must be paid. All entries, including those reserved with a deposit, will be accepted in order of receipt.

Clerk of the Course Gareth Thomas said: “We recognise that many crews are planning to enter other events before the Red Kite. So we have introduced a deposit system to allow crews to show a commitment to our event, without having to outlay a full entry fee at this point.”

The event will start a maximum of 120 2WD cars and a maximum of 30 4WD cars for a route covering five special stages and 45 stage miles in a very compact route, taking in less than 70 road miles.

The mid-summer date should ensure that the superb stages are in perfect condition. Around 18 miles will be double-used and the start and central servicing will be on hard standing close to Neath town centre. Scrutineering will be on Saturday 23 June with the possibility of Sunday morning sessions for the four-wheel drive cars. The first 4WD car will start at 1pm on Sunday.

The route will include stages that have not been used since Wales Rally GB in 2012 and all of the stages will be in NRW forests, with no usage in Walters Arena. The event is supported by Harris Signs & Graphics Ltd in Swansea and the organisers are grateful for the support of all the event sponsors and partners.

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For more information, please contact Paul Lawrence (paul@tfmpr.com) 01952 510382. Details about the 2018 Red Kite Stages are available from www.redkitestages.co.uk

All change for 2018.

2018 brings about a change of both date and venue. Our event will now be running on the 24th June in and around the Neath area.

We have moved the event from our normal base in Llandovery to the Neath Valley to use stages that haven't been used for numerous years and hopefully better weather. The event will run to the new and exciting Rally 2WD Format giving 45 stage miles over some of the best and underused stages in the area entirely on NRW estates.

The event is a qualifying round of the following championships:

Fuchs Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

Pirelli MSA Welsh Stage Rally Championship.

Restruct Ltd & www.jelfmotorsport.com Welsh Clubmans Mixed Surface Championship 2018.

Rally 2WD Challenge.

FMP Rally Challenge 2018 - Supporting Wales Air Ambulance.

Further details will be posted later.