YORK rally navigator Mark Casey is teaming up with Lincolnshire’s Stewart Scott in a Ford Escort RS2000 for this weekend's Roger Albert Clark Rally.

This whopping four-day, 305-mile event, which started in Leominster today, is the third RAC Rally the pair have joined forces in.

They were 34th overall and second in class in 2012 and 23rd overall and again second in class in 2013.

This year's event is the longest in the rally's history.

Today involves two stages at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb before the rally heads into the Welsh Forests and back to Leominster. The cars are then trailered up to Carlisle.

Tomorrow sees the crews head into the Kielder Forests for 10 stages totalling over 95 miles. For day three, the crews head into Scotland for nine stages and a further 71 miles, with service at Lockerbie Lorry Park.

The final day sees a return to Kielder for 73 miles before the event finish at Kielder Waterside.

A total of 93 competitors are on the entry list for this years event.

Wigginton-based Casey and Scott are being supported on the event by Casey's parents, who are piloting the management vehicle, and the service crew of James Hainsworth and Craig Brightmore, the proprietors of C&J Auto Services in Thirsk.