2012 Roger Albert Clark Rally support events unveiled
Posted: September 13, 2012 7:54 PM
Four individual rallies will support the 2012 Roger Albert Clark Rally, (23-25 November) and will offer some of the most cost effective forest rallying in Britain this season. Regulations for the four events have now been published.
The support rallies all offer competitors a chance to be part of what many people regard as the best rally of the season, as well as the opportunity to tackle classic stages in Yorkshire and the Scottish borders.
“I would love to see clubmen who regularly compete on local events come and join us and sample the flavour and atmosphere of the Roger Albert Clark Rally,” said Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall. “I have tried to make the support rallies as user friendly as I can with as compact a route as possible at a very affordable cost. To make it even more attractive, for those who can put together a three-car team I am offering a special team rate on certain rallies. I look forward to seeing them at the start in November.”
The four support events for the 2012 Roger Albert Clark Rally are:
The Peregrine Print Rally
42 stage miles; entry free £400 (cost per mile £9.60)
Based at the Pickering event headquarters, the Peregrine Print Rally will take in classic Yorkshire forest tests, including Friday night stages in Dalby. The event will finish on Saturday afternoon at Croft.
The De Lacy Night Rally
27 stage miles; entry fee £250 (Cost per mile £9.26)
For a club team of three cars the total entry fee is £625 (£7.72 per mile)
The De Lacy Night Rally runs completely in the dark of Friday evening, starting at 7.30pm in Dalby Forest and finishing at 10.25pm after 27 stage miles and minimal road mileage.
The Clubman’s Rally
43 stage miles; entry fee £400 (cost per mile £9.30)
For a club team of three cars the total entry fee is £1,100 (£8.53 per mile)
Based near Newcastleton, the Clubman’s Rally runs through Sunday over stages in Glen Dhu, Newcastleton, Riccarton and Craik as well as the new Florida stage before finishing in Hawick. The rally starts at 10am on Sunday and finishes at 2pm.
The Return Challenge
44 stage miles; entry fee £400 (Cost per mile £9.09)
For a club team of three cars the total entry fee is £800 (£8.33 per mile)
The Return Challenge runs on Sunday, starting from Hawick and taking in stages in Craik and Wauchope as well as the new Florida stage before concluding in Kershope. The first car will start at 2.30pm on Sunday and finish at 5.30pm. As an added incentive, the organisers are offering a 50% reduction in the entry fee for the Return Challenge if competitors also enter the Clubmans Rally. A full refund will be issued if competitors cannot run on the Return Challenge.
The combination of entering the Clubman’s Rally and the Return Challenge offers a total event of 87 all-forest stage miles for a special entry fee of just £600, giving a price per mile of £6.89. “We believe that is the deal of the season and I don’t know of any other UK forest event offering a price per mile of under £7,” said Heppenstall.
For more details about the Roger Albert Clark Rally, and its support rallies, please visit