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The initial entry list for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally is rapidly heading towards capacity with 116 crews having placed deposits against entries for the 21-25 November 2019 event.

With just over a year to go to the start of the rally, 116 deposits have been paid and at least six more are expected imminently. Read More »

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The final draft of the route for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally has been confirmed and will not feature a leg into Yorkshire.

The organising team had hoped to take the rally back into the Yorkshire forests during the Saturday leg of the 21-25 November rally, but the Forestry Commission Yorkshire Forest District has rejected the request on the grounds that: ‘the event is too close to the Malton Stages’. Read More »

Competitors from across the sport have given plans for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally an overwhelming response following the opening of the entry deposit scheme 10 days ago. Read More »

The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally will be the toughest yet, with 300 stage miles in five days of rallying when the 12th edition of the rally runs in November 2019. Read More »

The award winners for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship were celebrated at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Saturday (3 February).

Around 130 competitors and their guests were on hand to cheer the major winners. In addition, Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell collected the major award from the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The overall champions for the BHRC, completing a record-breaking hat-trick of titles, were Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke and they received their awards from Simon Blunt, General Secretary of the MSA. Read More »

The organisers of the Roger Albert Clark Rally have revealed outline details of the 12th edition of the rally, which will run in November 2019.

After the runaway success of the 2017 edition, Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall has confirmed that the 2019 rally will build on that success by following a broadly similar format. The provisional date is 21-25 November 2019, but this remains provisional subject to the date of Wales Rally GB. Read More »

The 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the 2018 RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will be unveiled to the public at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (11-14 January). Details of the 2018 Carlisle Stages will be announced along with early information about the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club will be on stand 6105 in Hall 6 to take the wraps off its future programme, which has four major elements: Read More »

Irishman Marty McCormack drove his Kumho-shod MKII Ford Escort to a memorable outright victory in last weekend’s (November 10-13) Roger Albert Clark Rally – arguably the toughest British special stage event of the last 20 years.

Success in so challenging a competition was particularly sweet for the Co. Derry-born driver, as a roll in Ypres back in June had robbed him of an almost certain podium place in this year’s British Rally Championship, in which he nevertheless achieved three podium finishes. Read More »

Amigos Tequila Beer founder Steve Perez steered his crowd-pleasing Lancia Stratos through 6 punctures to an impressive top twenty overall position and fourth in class on the longest and toughest event in the British Rallying calendar, the Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13th November).

Perez, from Chesterfield and three-time event winning co-driver John Millington had dragged the familiar Amigos liveried Stratos up to just outside the top ten before yet another puncture would hamper progress throughout the final day, dropping them down the order and scuppering Perez’s goal of being first “non-Ford” home on the event. Read More »

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 »