Defending Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh rally champions Matthew Hirst anjd Declan Dear will be aiming for a third straight win on the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday, April 13th.

The 50th anniversary Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages contains seven stages, totalling 62.31 stage miles.

It starts from the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells at 08am on Saturday, April 13rg and has four stages (Sarnau, Tarennig, Myherin and Sweet Lamb) before service in Dolgellau.

In the afternoon, there is the repeat of Sarnau, Myherin Main and Hafren Main, before the finish back in Llandrindod Wells at 17:35.

The father of three-time Formula One world champion Max Verstappen has entered this year's Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages Rally.

Jos Verstappen is a former F1 driver and has been a regular in the Belgian Rally Championship since 2022.

He enters the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages Rally in a Skoda Fabia RS Rally2.


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The series leaders contest the event in their Delta Salvage/Witham Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 and will face stiff competition from the likes of Perry Gardener/Jack Bowen, who return to the series in their TNT AGRI Fiesta R5, and Dan O'Brien/Mark Glennerster, who finished second on Round 1 in their O’Brien Group Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
Hirst started his title defence in style with a commanding victory on the recent Get Jerky Rally North Wales but there is a long way between now and what the Doncaster ace hopes will be a record-breaking fourth Pirelli Welsh title.
Jonathan Brace/Paul Spooner will be aiming to get their Historic class W8 title challenge back on track after a burnt-out windscreen wiper motor stopped their Dave Jenkins Motorsport-run Brace’s Bakery Ford Escort RS1600 Mk1 on Rally North Wales.

They will be back battling with Andrew Stokes and Newtown's Jonny Tad Evans (Stokes Rally Team Ford Escort RS1600 Mk1) and Gary Smith and Churchstoke's Clive Jones (Escort RS1600 Mk1).

Peter Hinton and Newtown's Lewis Sim will be aiming to extend their early Historic class W7 lead in their Escort Mk2.

The top three finishers in each Historic class at the end of the season will be put forward for the David Stokes Historic Challenge award for drivers and the Guy Weaver award for co-drivers.
Dave and Freddy Brick will be looking for a strong Hockly Motorsport-supported 1400cc class points finish after fuel pump problems stopped their Vauxhall Nova on Rally North Wales.

They will be fighting for class W2 honours against the likes of last year’s class runner up and Welsh Junior frontrunner Ashley Francis-Adams who is co-driven by Mark Ammonds of Presteigne in his T2 Fabrication-backed Nissan Micra.


The Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages will be live streamed on the Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship’s and Special Stage TV’s Facebook pages during the event, featuring action from all the registered competitors.