Blomqvist signs up for RAC rally

Former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist (left) is the first star driver to confirm an entry for this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, which will run from November 13-16 in the forests of Yorkshire, Scotland and Northumberland.

Blomqvist will pilot a Ford Escort Mk2 from the David Sutton stable in a bid to win the event he last tackled in 2005, when he finished second to Mark Higgins.

The sixth running of the rally that re-creates the RAC Rallies of the 1970s will start in Pickering and include a stage in Langdale forest in the darkness of Friday night. New stages include a test in Shepherdshield before the finish in Carlisle on Monday.