The Truck stop in Örebro is to become a service site and the start and finish of the KAK Midnight Sun Rally in 2019. The huge area (55,000 square metres) will not only give the 180-200 competitors and their teams, trucks and caravans all the space they need, it will also be, “A full service area that few rallies can match,” said Wilhelm Douglas from KAK, as organisers have taken the idea of a service park a few steps further and will provide fully equipped garages, access to a tyre shop, car wash facilities and much more. The huge area will also give space and parking to thousands of spectators, who will be welcomed with events and experiences for all ages including an ‘open
driving school’ and a playground where the youngest may build and drive pedal cars. The first stage of the rally will be an “audience stage”, running from the town’s the golf course to its ski resort. Run since 2006 as a historic event the Midnattssolsrallyt has always attracted a large national audience, but over the years there has been an increasing interest internationally and KAK intends to encourage this with better service for competitors and more activities for spectators. Run as both a competition and regularity rally for cars built up to 1990, this year’s event will be dedicated to local rally legend Stig Blomqvist. Dates are 10-13 July. In a controversial move, organisers have restricted drivers in the historic competition category to those over 40 years of age. Entries open in mid-April at www.midnattssolsrallyt.com.