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WWRS Carlisle Info 13The format of the new DMACK Carlisle Stages, round three of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C Rally Championship, on Saturday 22 June has been unveiled.

Details of the event are now confirmed, with a route containing 45 stage miles and just 65 road miles. The rally will have a superb start venue, rally HQ and service area at Longtown, just north of Carlisle, and will be one of the most compact gravel rallies of the season.

Organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, the route will take in eight stages in some of the region’s best-loved forests. The action starts with a four-mile stage in Chamot Hill, followed by a four-mile stage at Arthur’s Seat and seven-mile stages in Newcastleton and Kershope. After service back at Longtown, the four stages will be repeated. Chamot Hill and Arthur’s Seat have not been used for around five years.

The event running order will be the same as for the Tour of Hamsterley, with a first group made up of Category 1 historic cars and 1400cc cars. Next up will be the main R.A.C. field, which will be followed by the modern runners.

The rally will be based at the premises of the R J Murray & Sons Haulage Company in Longtown, Carlisle: just five minutes from junction 44 of the M6. The venue will host documentation, scrutineering, service area and overnight secure parking within a warehouse. Scrutineering will be held from afternoon to early evening on Friday, and then the cars will go into the secure overnight park.

As well as catering for contenders in the WWRS R.A.C Rally Championship, the DMACK Carlisle Stages will be open to all other cars and is ideal preparation for anyone planning to enter the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally, which runs across similar forest stages.

“We’re delighted with the way the DMACK Carlisle Stages is coming together,” said rally manager Colin Heppenstall. “The start venue is perfect and we are very grateful to the team at R J Murray & Sons for their enthusiastic support for the rally. We have a very compact route, which will start at 10am and have the first cars back at the finish at around 3pm.”

Regulations for the event should be available before the Tour of Hamsterley (28 April), which is now round two of the WWRS R.A.C Rally Championship.

More details about the DMACK Carlisle Stages can be found at:

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