The Mayor of Salgótarján, Mr. Zsolt Fekete and the representatives of Magyar Nemzeti Autósport Szövetség (Hungarian National Motor Sports Association) announced the date of Salgó 2017 rally on a press conference on Wednesday.
The race will be held on April 29 (Saturday) and April 30 (Sunday).
As usually large parts of Salgótarján’s centre will be converted to prologue racetracks and pit lanes, while the special stages will be located on forest tracks around the town. The exact locations of special stages are about be revealed later.
(Video of the press conference. Hungarian language.)
Japanese car electrical equipment producer Mitsuba Ltd. is expanding its capacities at its plant in Salgótarján. A section of the new facility was officially inaugurated today.
The project will be fully completed by 2017 with an investment of 4.3 billion forints (EUR 13.9M) and will create 150 new jobs in Salgótarján.
President and CEO of the Mistuba Group Mr. Hino Noboru told reporters: “The construction of the new, 8600 square metre section of the facility is an important stepping stone in the company’s 4.3 billion forint development and expansion project. The new section is doubling our storage and production capacity, which was necessary in view of the increase in orders. Production lines are being continuously installed in the new unit”.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary Mr. László Szabó, Mitsuba’s expansion in Salgótarján is also proof of the fact that Hungary is a reliable partner that offers an attractive investment environment for companies that wish to come to Hungary to create jobs.
Mayor of Salgótarján Mr. Zsolt Fekete, the town’s deputy mayors and the region’s MP were present at the inauguration ceremony.
After a few challenging editions and many long periods without any significant motorsports events in our region, a new chapter of car-racing history will be written in 2016. The “Salgó Rally”, Nógrád County’s eldest, largest and most famous racing event will return and again be an exciting rally for automobiles and their crews and hopefully a memorable event for the spectators.
This years’s Salgó Rally will be held on 17th and 18th September.
September 17th, 07:30
Technical registration and handover of vehicles at Ipari Park.
September 17th, 16:00
Prologue of the race in downtown Salgótarján (Fő tér).
September 18th, 05:00
Pit lane opens in downtown (Fő tér).
September 18th, 07:00
The race will take place on roads between these locations:
Salgótarján – Kazár – Vizslás
Cered – Zagyvaróna
Vizslás – Kazár Salgótarján
Zagyvaróna – Cered