Event Information & Calendar
Round 5 – Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally – 21st July 2018
Epynt Motor Club are delighted to be celebrating 40 years of The Mewla rally. First ran in 1978 over the Epynt Range roads (in the dark), the event has witnessed many changes in rallying but still remains a classic test for all. We once again welcome our sponsors Brian Dennis and his son Tim, of the Old Forge Garage are well known to everyone in the sport, and have been great supporters of Epynt Motor Club for many years. This year we will be a qualifying round of the Protyre MSA British Asphalt championship 2018, J.D.Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Championship, the Hirefit King of Epynt, Senior 1000 Championship and the ANWCC Stage Rally Championship. The rally will once again be based on the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells where the excellent facilities will be used for our Rally Headquarters and scrutineering. There will be the option of scrutineering and sign-on on the Sunday. There will be thirteen stages on the Epynt Ranges, providing over 75 stage miles. Regulations will be available from epyntmc.co.uk at 8pm on Wednesday 20th June. If you are interested in marshaling please contact our Chief Marshal, or complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/SW7zJcFReoFQq6oC2.
Spectator Information will be released in the week leading up to the event. We look forward to welcoming you, be it as a competitor, marshal or spectator.
Round 4 – Carryduff Forklift Down Rally – 21st July 2018
The 2018 Carryduff Forklift Down Rally will be held on the 21 July, with the Rally HQ and Service Park based in and around the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Balmoral Park close to Lisburn City. The Down Rally will be a counting round of the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and the MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship. Provisional event plans include 3 closed road stages (repeated 3 times) and a Spectator Special Stage within the grounds of Balmoral Park. The event will be televised as part of the MSA Asphalt Championship.
Round 3 – Rally van Wervik – 9th June 2018
The MOTUL rally of Wervik is organised by the Auto Club Scuderia Vervica association.
Round 2 – Manx National Rally – 11/12th May 2018
The championship visits the isle Of Man for round 2 and the Bet on Aces Manx National Rally. (Please note the event is having some technical issues with its website. The site listed below is a temporary one.
Manx Auto Sport has announced that online casino and sportsbook Bet on Aces will be the new headline sponsor for the Manx National Rally.
Mark Quayle, Chairman of Manx Auto Sport said, “We are delighted that Bet on Aces has agreed to support the Manx National Rally as headline sponsor and look forward to working with this new and forward-thinking organisation. This much valued support will allow Manx Auto Sport to build on their already successful Manx National Rally.”
Mark Ellison, President of Manx Auto Sport said, “This new multi-year deal with Bet on Aces will secure the event for the foreseeable future and is not only great news for the club and its event, but also for the Island’s tourist industry and economy.”
The Manx National Rally is already a tremendous success in the rallying world, with competitors enjoying some of Europe’s best rally stages over a compact route. This year’s event offers close to 130 competitive stage miles over day and night legs. It is expected that some of the best crews from the UK and Ireland will be heading to the Isle of Man to compete in one of the fastest and demanding events on the rally calendar.
With the new partnership announced, we will now begin our promotion of the Bet on Aces Manx National Rally, not only to rally crews and fans but also to the many volunteers required to successfully run the event, both from the Island and further afield.
Round 1 – Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour Of Epynt 2018 -10/11th March 2018
Port Talbot Motor Club is pleased to open the revitalised and returned Protyre MSA Asphalt Championship of 2018, The ‘Tour’ having been a part of the MSA Asphalt Series through its many permutations, but now a series that promises to truly return the new Championship to the very top of British rallying. We are of course delighted to be working alongside the new organising team with its Welsh connections through Jane Evans and Paul Evans, both experienced in organisational and media roles, and in addition the new series Sponsor Protyre, that has already demonstrated a huge commitment to enhancing the Championship.
For 2018 Port Talbot is also pleased to welcome back our event Sponsor, The Melvyn Evans Tour of Epynt again supported by one of the leading preparation businesses in our sport and indeed with a successful competitor at the helm of that business. The rally is also included in the JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Championship 2018, the Hirefit King of Epynt Challenge, the FMP Rally Challenge, and the ANWCC Stage Rally Championship 2018, and Port Talbot Motor Club welcomes competitors in all these worthy series to the event.
The event will provide the best stage roads available over the legendary undulating roads that flow over the military roads and snake over Mynydd Epynt as perhaps few others do in British rallying, with around seventy five stage miles included in the route that will include at least five stages and possibly up to seven as the routes are finalised, 2018 having an emphasis on the longer stages that provide a challenge to crews and cars as they take in those extra miles at speed. Service will be at the usual central ‘Quarry’ location on the military ranges, and the PTMC organising team are sure that the event will be a worthy inclusion in all of the series.
Round 4 – Carryduff Forklift Down Rally – 21st July 2018
Round 5 – Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally – 25/26th August 2018
Round 6 – Keldine Autos Cheviot Stages Rally – 27/28th October 2018