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Rally News , Features and Reports, February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > Roger Albert Clark Rally 2020

Paul Lawrence Reports on one of the toughest rallies in historic motorsport

 

McCormack the third

 

Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell won the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally in late November after a fabulous battle with Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke on the 13th edition of this unique event.

Marty McCormack on the way to a record third RAC win.  Photos Paul Lawrence

For four and a half days, over 31 special stages, McCormack drove faultlessly to take a 52-second victory after more than five hours of flat out rallying.  However, the result was in doubt until the very end as Pritchard never stopped chasing despite a puncture in Scotland on Sunday morning that proved a turning point in his rally.

Rally News , Features and Reports, February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > East African Safari Classic 2020

Rosenberger Rules under the African Sky

Paul Lawrence Reports

 

Austrian driver Kris Rosenberger and co-driver Nicola Bleicher headed the Safari Classic Rally at the finish in Mombasa on Friday 6 December after nine tough days through Kenya and Tanzania. 

Rosenberger, who last rallied in Kenya back in 1989, took his Tuthill Porsche 911 to a 93-second victory over the similar car of 2015 winner and rally legend Stig Blomqvist.  Porsche 911s claimed the top eight places as Tuthill Porsche and Team Tido Race 4 Health dominated the leader board.

Kris Rosenberger and Nicola Bleicher head towards victory.  Photos McKlein

Rally News , February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > Six events for Tour European Rally Historic

The Tour European Rally (TER), created in 2016 by the Italian TV producer Luca Grilli, is aimed at “merging the assets of some outstanding rally events in Europe to create a series in order to have an enhanced global promotion.   The chosen events must have outstanding characteristics: based in tourist-oriented areas, they must possess unique specific features different from the other championship events and they must display an excellent touristic and/or historical background.”

In 2019 the Tour European Rally Historic based on the same principles ran for the first time and comprised six events.  Won by the German crew of Heinz-Walter Schewe and Frank Blondel in a Porsche 911 SC, the championship attracted a truly international entry, though modest in number in the first year.

For 2020 promoters have announced a new six-event calendar based in southern Europe and taking in one gravel rally and five asphalt events, beginning with Rally Città di Arezzo in Tuscany, on the gravel roads that are part of the history of rallying from when Rallye Sanremo was in the World Rally Championship.

Rally News , February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > Crown to take on the World

Not content with winning the Peking to Paris rally for the third time last year at the age of 87, Gerry Crown is about to embark on his next adventure. The remarkable Australian octogenarian has now entered the ultimate circumnavigation challenge – Rally the Globe’s eponymous Round the World.

87 year-old Gerry Crown won the 2019 Peking to Paris. His next exploit will be to rally around the world

Rally News , February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > Midnattssolsrallyt 2020

2020 will mark the 15th running of the KAK Midnight Sun Rally in historic form, which is just as many times as the KAK Midnight Sun Rally ran in its original form from 1950 to 1964. This anniversary will be celebrated during the event.

Based in the city of Örebro, about 200kms west of Stockholm and open to 2wd cars made before 1990, the rally will run in three legs with a total length of approximately 900kms with nearly 160kms of special stages. Due to less and less uptake, the regularity class will be discontinued.  Dates are 8-11 July, when the sun is indeed high. See www.midnattssolsrallyt.com for details.

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > Midnattssolsrallyt 2020

Rally News , February 2020

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > 2020 Tour Auto

The 2140km route for this year’s Tour Auto has now been determined, with the now traditional days of presentation and scrutineering in Paris’ Grand Palais before the official start from Linas Montlhéry. Night stops will be in Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Toulouse and Pont de Gard before the finish in the ‘cité phocéenne’ of Marseille. Circuits visited will be Nevers Magny-Cours, Charade, Albi and Ledénon. Dates are 20-25 April. See peterauto.peter.fr.

MAGAZINE  > RALLY NEWS > 2020 Tour Auto

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