RAC moves to Sunderland

Sunderland will be the host city for the 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally (November 28-30), as the event moves north for the biggest shake-up in its 10-year history.

With the rally start, finish and HQ all based in Sunderland, the route will make extensive use of the Kielder forest complex and take in several stages that are completely new to the event.

“This is the major refresh I wanted to give the event,” said rally manager Colin Heppenstall.

“It should deliver the fresh challenge that competitors wanted. We are very grateful to everyone in Sunderland for their enthusiastic co-operation.”