Rally stage for Harrogate?

HARROGATE could be set to host a stage of the World Rally Championship if a bid to bring the event to Yorkshire is successful.

High-level talks between MPs, tourist promotion body Welcome to Yorkshire, local authorities and the championship’s promoters have been taking place in a county bid to host the Great Britain leg of the FIA World Rally Championship next year.

The three- or four-day event would involve rallying across the county, including town centre stages – likely to include Harrogate.

A submission to rally promoter North One Sport would need to be made over the summer with a decision expected in September.