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The popular Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar in 2022 after securing a slot on the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series roster.

In a shift from its traditional March date, the 14th May event will once again be based in the picturesque Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh and provide some of the best rally drivers in the UK with classic forest tests in the renowned and little-used Tweed Valley and Wauchope Forest complexes.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the revived Hawick and Border Car Club organised event will be joined by new co-promoters, Berwick and District Motor Club and once again sponsored by Glasgow based building firm Brick and Steel Construction.

“We are delighted to re-ignite the Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally for 2022,” said Clayton Lackenby, Clerk of the Course.

“The event is an established feature of the rallying calendar but has been missing for two years thanks to the complications of the pandemic which has affected many motorsport events across the country. The enforced break has enabled the organising team to reinvigorate the event and offer competitors some classic tests in the Borders forests and bring a well-respected sporting occasion back to Jedburgh next May.”

The Border Counties Rally will feature in the BTRDA Rally Series calendar for the first time since the early 1990’s, offering contenders in the popular loose surface series a dynamic twist to the season. As one of the most popular rally championships in the country, bumper entries are expected as the rally will also mark the return of the SG Petch ANECCC Rally Championship, and Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship which has supported the event for many years.

From the now traditional ceremonial rally start in Jedburgh, crews will enjoy an action-packed day in the forests with the event service area and rally headquarters based in the nearby St Boswells. Jedburgh will also host the finish celebrations.

“We are extremely excited by the return of the rally next year and extend our huge thanks to John McClory from Brick and Steel Construction for his support. We are also delighted to have the support of our new partners at Berwick and District Motor Club to ensure we can continue the progression of the event. We hope to provide competitors with new twists on some old favourites including the return of the hairpin in Cardrona which has not been used for several decades. It’s an exciting time for the team.”

More information on the event will be released in the coming months.

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Image credit: Eddie Kelly Motorsport Photography

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