DRIVETRIBE EXCLUSIVE: Wales to host brand-new road race event
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Words: Shaun Pope
We can exclusively reveal that road racing is due to make a comeback in Wales, with a brand-new event set to take place at the Epynt circuit, unused since 1953.
The full story will be revealed tomorrow at Motorcycle Live at the NEC, at which the Welsh Road Race event will be revealed to the public.
The 5.25 mile tarmac track surrounding the Eppynt ranges near Sennybridge in Mid Wales will host a time trial style race, similar to the format of the Isle Of Man TT.
The event has been given the green light by the secretary of state for defence.
It is their intention to stage racing in various classes, including: Lightweight – 125cc to 250cc capacity, Supertwin – 650cc capacity, Supersport – 600cc capacity, Superstock – 1000cc capacity
Welsh RR Zero Electric Road Race The event will also incorporate a parade of classic & exotic machinery.
Each class will consist of a maximum of 40 machines, with 2 motorcycles setting off together at 10 second intervals.
Each machine will be timed in order to produce an eventual winner in their respective categories
Eppynt circuit during the 1950s