After the cancellation of the Dutch-organised Winter Trial, The Historic Endurance Rally Organisation was forced to abandon its planned Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo scheduled for February in light of on-going cross-border travel restrictions due to the Corona Virus. The Winter Challenge has been postponed for 12 months until February 2022 and in its place will be the UK-based Per Ardua Ad Infinitum classic rally running on 5-6 February.
The new event, based at Taunton in south-west England, will take in special tests and regularity sections across Somerset and north Devon, starting with a leg on Friday afternoon and evening which will finish in the dark at around 20:30hrs. Saturday will feature a full day of competition before a late afternoon finish back in Taunton. The logistics of running a UK-only event at this time are considerably easier and HERO has already successfully run a number of UK events within COVID restrictions.
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