Rally North Wales has secured a new partnership with Trailhead Fine Foods for 2023 which will see the popular loose surface stage event move its base from Dolgellau to Welshpool.
The March 25 event will be known as the Get Jerky Rally North Wales, promoting the Welshpool-based company’s leading nutritious, high-protein beef jerky snacks brand.
Organised by Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Car Club (WSSCC), the rally will feature stages in world-class forest complexes, famed for their pivotal role in events such as Wales Rally GB.
The move to Welshpool will offer new opportunities for the rally, ensuring the event remains fresh and exciting as it continues to progress.
This new partnership with Get Jerky is an exciting phase for the rally with event organisers set to announce more details on the planned schedule and format in the coming weeks.
WSSCC chairman Guy Weaver said, “Rally North Wales is overjoyed to welcome Get Jerky as title sponsors of the event and we are very excited to announce that Welshpool will be the host town for 2023 which in itself offers new opportunities for the rally.
“Get Jerky is an extremely popular and trusted brand in motorsport and used Wales Rally GB in 2018 to launch the product to the world. We can really resonate with their business model and, as they are based in Welshpool as well, it made complete sense to move the event to their home town.
On the international front there are changes too.
Extreme E has today announced its calendar for the upcoming 2023 season, with the series heading to new locations for the first time and revisiting some of the championship’s 2022 favourites.
The sport for purpose championship takes place in off-road locations as part of its mission to drive awareness of climate change issues, such as global warming, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, wildfires and extreme weather, whilst promoting sustainability and the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet.
Extreme E’s third season kicks off once again in Saudi Arabia with the Desert X Prix on March 11-12. If the racing in Saudi Arabia is anything like as exciting as last year’s round in NEOM then Extreme E fans should be in for a treat – as Johan Kristoffersson scored a dramatic victory in the closing stages for Rosberg X Racing (RXR) with a late overtake on ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team’s Laia Sanz.
In May the championship will head back to the UK for its first X Prix in Scotland. At the midway point of the season, Extreme E will return to Sardinia – where it has raced in each of its past two campaigns. The Italian island has been the setting for some incredible on-track actions and some of the series’ most dramatic moments, and more of the same is expected in 2023.
The fourth X Prix of Season 3 will see Extreme race in another new setting, with the championship heading to either the USA for its inaugural round in North America or to the remote parts of Brazil.