Roger Albert Clark Rally 2021
The Roger Albert Clark Rally
Press release: Monday 19 April 2021
Entries set to open for 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally
+ Entries will open at 0900 on Friday 30 April
+ Entry capped at 135 cars, including 20 places for foreign crews
+ Event regulations to be published on Sunday 25 April
The organisers of the 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally (25-29 November) are gearing up for a rush of entries when the event entry list is opened at 0900 on Friday 30 April.
With 350 forest stage miles in five days across England, Scotland and Wales, the biennial event will be a massive boost for UK rallying after two years heavily impacted by the COVID pandemic. Teams, engineers, preparers, component suppliers and fuel and tyre companies will all benefit from the event after around 18 months with very little forest rallying in the UK.
There is expected to be an immediate rush for the 115 places earmarked for UK crews and Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall has confirmed that places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Crews will need to enter on-line via the rallies.info entry system. A completed entry form along with payment of the £1000 entry deposit will be needed to secure a place in the entry list.
Heppenstall said: “The level of interest in the event is unparalleled and we are expecting a big rush when the list is opened at 9am on Friday 30 April. We expect the 115 places available for UK crews to fill very quickly. It is imperative that intending competitors download the event regulations and follow the entry and payment instructions to make sure of a place.”
The event regulations are due to go live on-line on Sunday evening (25 April) and will be available on the event website at www.racrmc.org Full details of how to make an entry will be detailed in the regulations.
Heppenstall expects the 20 places for overseas crews to be filled and once the 115 places for UK crews are taken a reserve list will be started for a maximum of a further 15 crews.
The full details of special stages to be used on Welsh leg of the rally (Sunday 28 and Monday 29 November) will be published next Thursday (29 April).
The Roger Albert Clark Rally
Press release: Thursday 19 November 2020
2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally announced
Outline details of the 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally have been announced and planning is underway for another epic stage rallying challenge over five days in November.
The event will run from Thursday 25 to Monday 29 November and rally manager Colin Heppenstall is planning to make the 14th edition of the biennial rally at least as tough as the hugely successful 2019 event. A year on from the 2019 rally and a year ahead of the next edition, Heppenstall has two outline routes under development.
“We are currently working on two separate routes depending on forestry allocations,” said Heppenstall. “Unfortunately, we won’t be able to confirm the route until April next year, at the earliest, once conversations can be had with Forest England, Forestry and Land Scotland and National Resources Wales and Rally4Wales.
Option 1 covers 365 stage miles (590km) over five days with an entry fee of £4,500; starting in the north with stages in Kielder, Scotland and Mid Wales and finishing in Leominster.
Option 2 covers 300 stage miles (480km) over five days with an entry fee of £4,000; starting in the north with stages in Kielder, Scotland, Yorkshire and Mid Wales and finishing in Leominster.
“It is fair to say that the 12 months since lasty year’s rally have been a tough time for rallying. We wanted to underline our commitment to running the Roger Albert Clark Rally as planned in November 2021 and we hope that this will give everyone something to plan for and look forward to, whether they are competitors, marshals or spectators.
“Over the last few weeks, I have had numerous enquiries from around the world about when entries are being opened for the 2021 event, so I think there is going to be high demand for places on the entry list,” added Heppenstall.
“Once we have been able to confirm the details of the event, regulations will be published with a maximum entry of only 105 cars plus up to 20 foreign crews and a further 10 reserves.”
Entries will be taken on a first come, first served basis with an initial deposit payment of £1,000. For the 2019 event over 200 deposits were taken for the eventual 126 starters While the main focus of the event is historic rally cars, two-wheel-drive cars of any age also have an important part in the concurrent Open Rally.
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