8th June 2016: Press Release. R.A.C. Rally The Future

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd has taken the decision not to organise an alternative event in November 2016.

The response to the initial announcement about a 100-stage mile event took the club by surprise with the amount of positive feedback from more than 50 people who took the time to write in and we would like to thank each and every one of them. All the comments are read to gauge what the feeling is for the future of the ...Roger Albert Clark Rally.

It was important for the club not to get into a situation where insufficient entries would be received and the event would have to be cancelled. The cancellation of the 2015 event cost £16,000 and the club needs time to consolidate its finances, not only for the Championships and event it is promoting in 2016 but also for the future in 2017 and beyond.

Work for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally is in hand and it is planned that it will become a biennial event. The date we are working towards is 9-12 November 2017 and the event would then run again in 2019.

From many discussions held and feedback received, the outline of the event will be a four-day format offering between 200 and 225 stage miles using forest districts around the country, with stages of a length to challenge the competitors. It is hoped that forest districts in Wales, Yorkshire, Kielder and the Scottish Borders will be used and other forestry areas are also being considered.

It is our intention to make this event open to all vehicle types and it will be available on both subjective route notes and maps.

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