Support for a new closed road car rally coming to the East Riding

Date
Thu, 17 Feb 2022
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is supporting a closed road motor rally heading for East Yorkshire when Beverley & District Motor Club host the East Riding Stages at the end of February.

The event, running on 27 February 2022, follows in the footsteps of the successful Clacton Rally which first ran in 2018, after Motorsport UK gave the green light for competitive events to take place on closed public roads.

A success over most of mainland Europe, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey, it has long been the wish of many motorsport fans in the UK to see similar events take place on British soil.

Yorkshire has long been the hot bed of rallying in England and it is fitting they now join the growing band of Closed Road Stage Rallies.

"It's been over two years in planning, but over 40 years of dreaming," said Rally event director Richard Vincent.

"The club are hoping that the event will become a firm favourite amongst competitors and marshals alike. Running in late February it gives crews a chance to shakedown their old and new machinery without the pressure of championship points at stake."

Cllr Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The council is delighted to support the hosting of the East Riding Stages by Beverley & District Motor Club. It is so pleasing to be able to bring yet another experience to the residents in the East Riding and I am sure this is very exciting news for motor rally fans in the region.

"I know Yorkshire is a hotbed for rallying in England so we are all really looking forward to the event getting underway at the end of February."

Eight stages are planned over two loops, offering 50 competitive miles of special stages to test the crews. They will be a mixture of tight and twisty to straight and simple, something to test even the most seasoned competitors. The rally has attracted a full entry of 100 cars.

Rally spectators can enjoy the action from the Coom Hill stage in the grounds of Burton Constable Hall, while wheelchair users can watch at the Rise stage. 

Further information on the event can be found here: www.bdmc.org.uk

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