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Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell won the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) after four days, 270 stage miles and 29 special stages in the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland.

The Northern Irish crew battled hard with leaders Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke over the first two days and moved ahead when Pritchard was sidelined by a broken halfshaft. Once ahead, McCormack continued his stunning pace to win by 1m44s from fellow former winners Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis while Roger Chilman and Bryan Thomas turned in a star performance on unfamiliar stages for third after leading overall during the opening day in Wales. The concurrent Open Rally was won convincingly by the Ford Escort Mk2 of David Hutchinson and Jeff Garnett. Read More »

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A true epic saw the 91 starting crews take in 30 stages across England, Scotland and Wales, in the 260+ stage mile event. It all started st Shelsley Walsh with a run up the hill climb and a historic first ever competitive run down the hill to follow. Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) lead by a single second after the opening pair of stages before the real meat of the rally began. Roger Chilman & Bryan Thomas (Escort MkII) set fastest time by 18 seconds through Radnor, to lead Pritchard by 9 seconds with Steve Bennett & Osian Owen (Escort MkII) third overall. Pritchard was joint fastest with Matt Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) on Gwibedog but fastest on the Epynt stage put Pritchard back in to the lead as the crews headed up to Carlisle. Chilman was 2nd overall, just 9 seconds back with Rudi Lancaster & Guy Weaver (Escort MkII) just over half a minute back in 3rd place. Read More »

One of the most anticipated rallies of the season is nearly here as the Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) pitches 95 rally crews against the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland. Read More »

Spectator information for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally has been announced, with extensive access for fans across most of the special stages on the 10-13 November rally.

With over 100 entries confirmed, including at least 15 from mainland Europe, the event is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about rallies on the year. Competitors will tackle 300 stage miles in Wales, England and Scotland, taking in many classic forest special stages. Final times for the special stages will be published on the event website: http://www.racrally.org Read More »

* Saturday: Peregrine Print Rally (49 stage miles for £350)
* Sunday: R.A.C. Clubmans Rally (42 stage miles for £325)
* Monday: R.A.C. Kielder Rally (47 stage miles for £325)

The support rallies for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) have been announced and the three one-day rallies will offer some of the best value gravel rallying in the UK with entry fees from as little as £7 per mile. Read More »

– Entries building for Roger Albert Clark Rally
– Over 100 places now confirmed
– 13 European crews entered with more expected
– Dave Watkins wins draw for £1625 entry refund

More than 100 confirmed entries have now been taken for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) and the final total is expected to grow to around 120 cars. Read More »

The 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally will feature a rare mixed-surface special stage during the opening leg of the four-day rally in Wales on Friday 9 November.

The fifth stage of the Welsh leg will feature 2.5 miles of asphalt, followed by 4.5 miles of gravel on the Epynt stage. For those familiar with the Epynt ranges, the stage will start at the western end of the Burma Road and head to the Llandeilo’r Fan triangle before switching to gravel by joining the stage often known as Route 60. Read More »

The Herefordshire town of Leominster will be the focus of British motor sport in November when the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally is based at Brightwells.

The rally’s involvement in Leominster was officially launched at Brightwells today (15 August) with officials from Leominster Town Council meeting the team at Brightwells and representatives from the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club. Read More »

Rob Smith and Alun Cook took their second victory in the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship on round four, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 30 July.

For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship came together on the same event and a mighty battle for top Fuchs points raged between Smith/Cook and Neil Williams/Sion Jones in their Ford Escort Mk2s. After a tremendous day-long battle on Epynt, Cook took the championship maximum by just five seconds. Read More »

Marshal registration for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally is now well underway and the event organisers are seeking volunteers for a wide range of duties as the route covers 300 competitive stage miles in four days from Friday 10 November to Monday 13 November.

The confirmed route will make the Roger Albert Clark the longest special stage rally in Britain for 22 years. Not since the 1995 Network Q RAC Rally, which featured 317 stage miles, has a UK special stage rally taken in 300 stage miles. Read More »