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Trackrod Rally Yorkshire will open in Ryedale
11:13am Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Motorsport
THE final round of the MSA British Rally Championship – the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire – will open with a spectacular night stage in Ryedale.
Organisers are planning to run the British Rally Championship and Historic Cup competitors on a testing 15-mile first stage in darkness through the high-speed Dalby Forest complex on Friday, September 28.
The only break in the darkness will be a floodlit spectator section in the Woodyard, near Dalby village.
Historic vehicles, spanning rallying’s golden era of the 1960s and 1970s, will get first use of the forests before the high-tech and highly tuned modern cars speed though the stage, which will be repeated in daylight and open to all other contestants when the rally continues with its concluding five stages on Saturday, September 29.
The popular National Rally has always been an integral part of the 36-year-old Trackrod Motor Club event, and will continue to accompany the international BRC and historic rallies on the second day of competition.
This will be the first time for several years that the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire has run stages on Friday night.
In addition to featuring as part of the British Championship, its feeder series the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge and the Motoscope Northern Historic Championship, the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire also forms a round of several regional rally title chases and includes the always popular Land Rover Challenge.
For the second year running the rally is based at the Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough, with scrutineering nearby and all servicing taking place at Adderstone Arena, near Dalby.
The National Rally competitors have the facility to scrutineer in Pickering on Saturday morning so being able to complete everything within one day.
The BRC Challenge, Historic and National events will start at Bridestones, near to Staindale Lake in Dalby Forest.
The international section begins with a ceremonial start and rally show on Scarborough’s West Pier at about 6pm on the Friday, with all finishers in all events due back along the resort’s sea-front on Saturday evening for the closing presentations.
Further information on the 2012 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire is available by visiting the website www.rallyyorkshire.co.uk