The prospect of top-level worldwide rallying returning to the UK has elevated following the information final month that Rali Ceredigion is in discussions to join the ERC.
The asphalt occasion situated across the seaside city of Aberystwyth has been rising in stature since its inaugural version in 2019. This yr it is going to host the fifth spherical of the British Rally Championship and a spherical of the FIA European Rally Trophy.
Occasion organisers have been working carefully with regional stakeholders, together with Ceredigion County Council, and business companions to safe the assets and infrastructure to assist safe ERC standing.
Rali Ceredigion representatives attended the Royal Rally of Scandinavia ERC spherical in Sweden final month, the place they met with the championship promoter to debate the occasion’s future.
Autosport understands the rally is more likely to be included within the 2024 ERC schedule, with the sequence within the means of finalising its eight-round calendar.
Aberystwyth occasion has featured on the BRC calendar lately
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“We’re working very laborious to utterly deliver Wales into the ERC in 2024,” stated Simon Larkin from ERC organisers, WRC Promoter, when requested about Rally Ceredigion’s future.
Ought to Rali Ceredigion achieve success in securing a slot on the 2024 ERC schedule, it might deliver worldwide rallying again to Britain for the primary time because the 2019 Wales Rally GB – the final time the World Rally Championship visited these shores.
Wales hosted a WRC spherical from 2000-2019 till a lack of funding resulted in Britain shedding its spherical of the world championship.
Efforts to deliver the WRC to Northern Eire since have to date been thwarted by a scarcity of presidency funding, ensuing within the UK set to miss out on a spot in the 2024 WRC schedule.
As beforehand reported, the WRC is set to finalise a 13-round 2024 calendar with plans to go to Saudi Arabia and the USA shelved till 2025.
The championship will visit Latvia for the first time following affirmation that the Baltic nation’s Rally Liepaja occasion can be promoted from the ERC to interchange Estonia.