The 21st edition of the Rally of the Tests sees some changes, as after 10 years Clerk of the Course Guy Woodcock is passing the mantle to a new team of George Mullins, Andy Pullan and Seren Whyte to continue to deliver this classic endurance event – the one everyone wants to win.
While honouring the traditions of the past, the organising team is looking at new and old favourites for the route. Starting just south of the River Humber near Scunthorpe in the east of England, the event will finish, four days later, near Darlington in County Durham, close to the River Tees. Scaling the heights in Yorkshire and the North East through the Yorkshire Wolds and the North Yorkshire Moors and venturing into some new territory, there will be challenges aplenty, especially in the new areas.
There is also a RAC Rally of the Tests Lite, designed to retain a high number of quality, flowing, tests but with a reduced number of sections in the dark and the amount of map plotting required by crews. This leads to an earlier finish each evening, offering all the thrills, without the spills! Dates are 2-5 November, and entries are full with a waiting list. Eligible cars are up to 1991, and organisers HERO have cars available for rent. See heroevents.eu for all the details of tis and HEROs other upcoming rallies, including the amazing Badawï Trail event, which travels through Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates at the end of October. You’ll also find details of the one-and-only, unique Peking-Paris there, which takes place in May-June next year.
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