Articles tagged Roger Albert Clark Rally

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Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...

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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...

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XJR-14 back on track

Minassian dominates Silverstone in rebuilt Jaguar After more than 20 years of inactivity, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-14 Group C car made a triumphant return to racing at the Silverstone Classic. Owned by Bob Berridge, the sole surviving example of the three chassis built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing has been restored by the Chamberlain-Synergy team and was driven by French sports car ace Nicolas Minassian. “...

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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...

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Hirvonen to rally new Mk2 Escort

Ford’s lead WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen could go head to head with team boss Malcolm Wilson in Escort Mk2s in historic rallying this season. Hirvonen, normally found at the wheel of a Ford Focus World Rally Car, has commissioned Escort specialist Mark Solloway to build him a period Mk2, complete with 240bhp BDG engine. The Finnish ace intends to use the car in competition when his WRC schedule...

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Wilson, Grist for RAC

Two of the people most closely associated with the late Colin McRae’s rallying career will take part in the fifth Roger Albert Clark Rally in mid-November. Malcolm Wilson, team boss of Ford’s World Rally Championship team, will tackle the event for a second time in a freshly prepared Ford Escort Mk2, while McRae’s former co-driver Nicky Grist will make his debut on the three-day rally alongside...

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Roger Albert Clark Rally

Helmsley & Carlisle, UK Ultimately, Gwyndaf Evans and John Millington scored a resounding victory on the 2011 Roger Albert Clark Rally, but that does not tell the full story of the eighth running of this challenging event. Created to re-live the RAC Rallies of the 1970s and ’80s, the Roger Albert Clark was once again a fierce test of man and machine as the four-day event tackled the forests...

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Event of the month -- Robert Albert Clark Rally

Just like old times. The traditions of the RAC Rally have been revived in a historic event that looks certain to grow in popularity. By Paul Lawrence. "This is the way a rally is supposed to be," said Stig Blomqvist during a quick service halt in a lay-by off the A68 in Northumberland. "It's no different to 1983," added the Swede on his way to winning the inaugural Roger Albert Clark Rally. De...

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Events of the month

Wales Rally GB Not so much an event of the month, this, as one of the finest of 2013. Its success, though, was founded on the clamour surrounding the stages rather than anything that happened within. A move to rallying's North and Mid-Welsh heartland generated a bumper crowd and a vibrant atmosphere, with numbers being such that spectators occasionally had to be turned away. World champion...

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RAC attracts strong entry

British rally stalwarts Jeremy Easson and David Stokes are among the leading entries for the 2009 Roger Albert Clark Rally, which starts in Pickering on November 13 and finishes four days later in Carlisle. The event, which recreates the classic Lombard RAC Rallies of the 1970s, will have a field of over 50 cars including Stig Blomqvist, winner of the inaugural event in 2004. “It’s the best rally...

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