* The London-Casablanca historic rally was marred by the death of a competitor in November. Warren Chmura died when his 1967 Citroën ID19 left the road and slid 60ft down a grassy bank. The accident remained unexplained as Motor Sport closed for press.
* The British Historic Rally Championship will visit Northern Ireland in 2010. The Ulster Rally (August 20/21) has been added to the schedule in place of an event over the Epynt ranges following a survey of competitors.
* Two of Europe’s most popular historic rallies have formed a partnership, which will result in the winner of the 2009 Roger Albert Clark Rally getting a free entry for the Boucles de Spa in February 2010. The winner of the Belgian event will then earn a free entry to the 2010 Roger Albert Clark.
* Races at Anglesey and special stages in North Wales will feature in the 2010 Tour Britannia, starting in Cheshire on September 7. Day two will be run in Wales, with competitors heading into the Midlands on day three for a range of stages including hillclimbs and a race at Mallory Park.
* The third Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will run on July 17/18 in 2010. A speed event over a 1.2-mile course in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire will again be supported by powerboat racing on the mere.
* The international Rallye des Alpes is returning to the classic calendar in 2010 after a two-year sabbatical. The FIVA event on June 20-26 will start at Geneva and finish at St Moritz. It will also mark the centenary of the first running of the original Alpine rally.
* Former World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl won the Costa Brava Historic Rally in a 1981 Porsche 911RSR. Röhrl was co-driven by Peter Gobel on the Historic Rally Championship event and saw off a strong field, including Jean Ragnotti’s Alpine A110.
* Paul Wignall and Mark Appleton won the ninth Rally of the Tests, run in tough weather conditions in Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland. The winner’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint beat the similar car of Dermot Carnegie/Ian Tullie.