1:21pm Friday 20th September 2013
THREE individual rallies will support the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally over the weekend of November 8 to 10 and will offer some of the most cost- effective forest rallying in the UK this season, with entry fees from as low as £7.43 per mile.
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.
The three support events for the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally are The Peregrine Print Rally, The Clubman’s Rally and The Return Challenge.
The Peregrine Print Rally consists of 33 stage miles with an entry fee of £250. Based at the Pickering event headquarters, the Peregrine rally will take in classic Yorkshire forest tests in a compact route on Friday. The chance to tackle night stages in Dalby makes this a rare opportunity for crews looking for a very good value rally. The rally will finish at Pickering on Friday night after 33 stage miles and minimal road mileage. These cars will run first on the road, ahead of the main Roger Albert Clark Rally.
The Clubman’s Rally consists of 37 stage miles with an entry fee of £350. Based near Newcastleton, on the Scottish Borders, the Clubman’s Rally runs through Sunday over stages in Kershope, 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 also consists of 37 stage miles with an entry fee of £350. The Return Challenge runs on Sunday, starting from Hawick and taking in stages in Craik and Wauchope as well as the 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 significant reduction in the entry fee for the Return Challenge if competitors also enter the Clubmans Rally, offering 74 stage miles for just £550.
A £200 refund will be issued if competitors retire on the Clubman’s Rally and cannot compete on the Return Challenge.
For more details about the Roger Albert Clark Rally, and its support rallies, visit rogeralbertclarkrally.
org THE Guisborough-based Milwaukee Yamaha team heads to the legendary Assen circuit, in Holland, this weekend as the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship Showdown gets under way and James Ellison is preparing to kick off the final three round title decider in style.
Ellison secured his position among the elite Title Fighters at Donington Park last time out and arrives at the Dutch track with a 26-point deficit to the standings leader, but with 175 points up for the taking over the final three rounds a strong weekend at Assen could see him close the advantage. Ellison has plenty of experience of the GP circuit from his time on the world stage and is determined to return to the podium this weekend.
Australian team-mate Josh Waters will make his debut at Assen for Shaun Muir’s team and will be hunting top ten finishes as he bids to have a strong end to the season after just missing out on the top ten at Donington Park at the previous round.
A CAPACITY 100-car entry containing some of the UK’s top crews has been assembled for the 2013 Stobart Rail Pendragon Stages Rally, which takes place on the North Yorkshire and Cumbrian border on Sunday.
After the success of last year’s event, the organisers will once again have a spectator area located on the Warcop Army ranges just off the A66.
The spectator area will have viewing of all eight stages with the action starting at 8.15am.
Access to the spectator area will only be via a park-andride scheme from Grand Prix Services in Brough (postcode CA17 4AY). Admission is £5 per person with under 16s free when with a paying adult and this price includes parkand- ride and access to the spectator area. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available all day and buses will run every 20 minutes.
For further information, visit pendragonstages.co.uk
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