Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:55PM
The organisers of Tour Britannia have just put the finishing touches to the final route for the 2011 edition due to run in Wales and the West Country from June 17th to the 19th.
The Friday route will be terrific and will include two challenging tarmac stages at Epynt both wide and smooth, followed by a more challenging eleven-mile stage at Caerwent. On the same day, there are two other stages and a race at Pembrey.All stages are tackled twice so there is wonderful value here for those drivers who revel in the rally side of the event. On Saturday, there will be a chance to sample the legendary hillclimb at Porlock plus racing at Castle Combe as part of an existing race meeting. Then on Sunday morning, a return to Caerwent – this time run in the opposite direction – will precede a visit to Prescott Hill Climb, a venue that simply oozes motor sport nostalgia.
The final race event will be at Silverstone where the cars will tackle the International circuit.
The seven hundred mile route will take the competitors through some of the most beautiful and scenic roads of South Wales, the West Country and Cotswolds, possibly even rivalling those in North Wales that were so much enjoyed by competitors last year.
In commenting on this, Alec Poole, the Commercial Director of the event said : “In planning the route each year for Tour Britannia, our initial brief is to choose venues that even the most experienced competitor will find interesting and want to drive. We then go back over the route making sure nothing is missed and invariably find some gems that we can add, which move the event from being merely good to excellent. For example, the toll road that we have found in Weston-Super-Mare is a case in point. It’s things like that that make me wish I could enter the event myself.”
The full route will be unveiled on the Tour Britannia stand (Hall 2, Stand B36) at the Race Retro Show on February 25th. Competitors and potential competitors in both Competition and Regularity categories plus the new-for-2010 Targa category are welcome to visit and ask questions about the event.
Prospective competitors should take note that the entry list is filling up fast, which could be due in part to the fact that the Tour Britannia has moved from September to its new date in June but is more likely to be the fundamental attraction of competing in an event unique within Britain that so happily blends racing and rallying.
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For further information, please contact:
Tour Britannia Ltd
29/30 Horse Fair
Oxon OX16 0BW