This year’s Motorsport UK Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship will break new ground with a seven-part ‘Sideways to Victory’ entitled series broadcast free to view online.
Brian Chase, Managing Director of Ravenol UK, has been instrumental in restructuring the online broadcast coverage, and thanks to his enthusiasm and commitment rally fans will be able to watch action from the Welsh Rally Championship in a new, innovative and exciting feature-style format.
Instead of just the usual car followed by car standard rally coverage, Ravenol has planned to release three videos from each event. On the Sunday evening following each round there will be a short action-packed teaser film highlighting the drama and spectacle of rallying to whet the appetite of knowledgeable and loyal rally fan and hopefully a new wider audience.
This will lead up to the main adrenalin filled movie ‘Sideways to Victory’ (named in memory of the late great Roger Clark) which will be broadcast on the Wednesday evening, with each round of the Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship featured in the seven-part series.
The third video from each round will be a montage of action clips featuring every registered competitor at least twice – providing they survive the challenge of some of the world’s best gravel forestry stages and pass the camera locations!
This year’s Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship will be run in association with Pirelli, which has supported the series since 2012.
|2023 Motorsport UK Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship, in association with Pirelli
Saturday 25 March….Get Jerky Rally North Wales
Saturday 15 April….Rallynuts Stages Rally
Saturday 20 May….Plains Rally
Saturday 8 July….Nicky Grist Stages
Saturday 9 September….Phil Price Memorial Woodpecker Stages
Saturday 28 October….Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally
“We’re delighted to continue our long-standing support of the Welsh Rally Championship, which is an incredibly popular series that showcases a wide variety of cars and competitors as well as some of the finest stages in the world,” said Jonathan Wells, Pirelli Motorsport Manager UK.
“Although gravel rallying is facing a number of challenges in the current economic climate, the Welsh series is in rude health, which is a tribute to the quality of the organisation and events. These form a great fit with our tyre range, which incorporates all the lessons learned from the FIA World Rally Championship and covers a huge family of all-weather Scorpion products, from the 13-inch GM for historic cars to the renowned 15-inch K and KM for more modern machinery.”