It’s all Green for Go for the spectacular Superprix of Wales – a ‘world first’ motorsport event to be held at Llanelli’s magnificent Parc y Scarlets rugby stadium.
There’s just 32 weeks to go until the engines roar at the stadium on the weekend of June 7 to 9 next year.
“The excitement is building,” event promoter Tim Matthews said at his Llanelli HQ this week.
“We’ve all been working overtime on getting the necessary licences and safety permissions you need for an event of this scale.
“It’s been a massively busy time, but we’ve had great cooperation from the team at the Scarlets – and at Carmarthenshire Council – and everything is on track for next June.
“This is a multi-million-pound event and something which will truly be a world first – a unique fusion of Rugby Union and the very best of British Motorsport.”
Mr Matthews, a retired international racing driver, added: “In the coming months, we will be working closely with the local community to explain our plans in detail. But you can be assured that we are planning a spectacular event which will put Llanelli on the international stage.
“Our ambition is to attract an estimated 60,000 spectators to Parc y Scarlets over the Superprix of Wales weekend.
“We hope the event will be a massive boost to the local economy, with local businesses, hotels, restaurants, pubs and tourism facilities receiving the spin-off benefits that come with staging such a huge event.”
Here’s a taste of what the public can expect –
- A chance to see racing cars ranging from Formula 1 to Le Mans class vehicles in action on a specially-constructed track in and around the stadium.
- British Touring cars and World Rally cars on the circuit.
- Pioneering, but sometimes dangerous, F1 championship cars of the past on display.
- A host of ace drivers, from stars of the future to British, European and previous World Champions.
- Crazy stunt driver Terry Grant and his team.
- The biggest and most spectacular collection of racing machinery ever to have been assembled in South Wales.
Mr Matthews said: “There will also be plenty of focus on Rugby Union, as we are, after all, in the home of the world-famous Scarlets.
“The Superprix of Wales will be the culmination of a number of years of hard work and planning. It will give spectators a unique opportunity to see, hear, smell and get up close to a collection of iconic racing brands and equipment.
“To be able to run these machines in and around Parc y Scarlets is fantastic. It will be something like creating a Mini Monaco here in South Wales. The Superprix of Wales will give spectators an incredible opportunity to sit in comfort and watch the action – and they can use the fabulous facilities Parc y Scarlets offers visitors.”
You can find out more about the Superprix of Wales on the following website –
Tim Matthews alongside the 1989 Camel Lotus Formula 1 at the launch of Superprix of Wales at Parc y Scarlets.
Tim Matthews and Parc y Scarlets stadium manager Dave Healey at the press conference to launch Superprix of Wales at Parc y Scarlets.