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Wales Rally GB gains boost from closed-roads legislation

Organisers of the World Rally Championship’s Wales Rally GB have welcomed new government legislation on closed-roads motorsport events in the country. Following a campaign run by the Motor Sports Association, the Welsh Government has changed its laws to allow local authorities to suspend the Road Traffic Act for authorised motorsport events without requiring individual Parliament Acts, with similar legislation coming into action in England in April last year. Wales Rally GB organisers have been thrilled with the decision as it opens up the event’s stage possibilities with Managing Director Ben Taylor hinting at an entirely new special stage on closed roads. “We have been working...
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