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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 last 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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