This Saturday (14th April) sees the WD-40 Rally Team head to Builth Wells to compete in one of the most popular rally stages in the UK.  But how much do you know about the newly renamed ‘Rallynuts Stages’?

  1. It’s former name is the Severn Valley Stages. The name changed to Rallynuts Stages this year, to celebrate a commercial partnership with the racewear and accessories company.

 

  1. The event originated in the 1970’s and used special stages on private land. This included old railway tracks along the River Severn, and ran as far South as Gloucester.

5 Facts About the Rallynuts Stages – WD-40 RALLY

 

  1. In 1977 the event moved to February. However, terrible weather conditions caused this to change. Now the it takes place in the spring. Fingers crossed we get some sunshine this weekend!

 

  1. Around 130 crews will be looking to battle it out over 45 miles of classic rallying terrain in the Cefn, Crychan, Gwibedog and Radnor forests

 

  1. The WD-40 Rally Team (Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson) are seeded first for this year’s event following their BTRDA Gold Star Championship winning season in 2017 and a strong start this term.

Check out the video below to learn more about co driver, Michael Wilkinson…

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