The BTRDA are very pleased to confirm their provisional calendar* for the 2018 BTRDA Rally Series.
The BTRDA Rally Series, which will include the 65th running of the Gold Star and Silver Star Rally Championships plus the BTRDA 1400 and Rally First Championships, the BTRDA Historic Cup and Production Cup and the Fiesta ST Trophy, is consistently the most popular rally championship in the UK and will continue to provide the best selection of popular forest stage rallies.
The 2018 calendar contains eight one-day forest rallies starting on 17th February with the Cambrian Rally in North Wales and finishing on 29th September with the Trackrod Forest Stages in North Yorkshire. The final points table will be based on a competitor’s best 6 scores, which provides some flexibility to fit in the events around family or business commitments or even to recover from an expensive car problem.
2018 Calendar (*subject to MSA approval)
|1||CAMBRIAN RALLY||February 17th||North Wales|
|2||MALCOLM WILSON RALLY||March 3rd||Lake District|
|3||RALLYNUTS STAGES RALLY||April 14th||Mid Wales|
|4||PLAINS RALLY||May 12th||West Wales|
|5||CARLISLE STAGES||June 9th||Kielder Forest West|
|6||NICKY GRIST STAGES||July 14th||Mid Wales|
|7||EVENTSIGNS WOODPECKER STAGES||September 1st||Shropshire/Welsh Border|
|8||TRACKROD FOREST STAGES||September 29th||North Yorkshire|
We are very grateful for the wholehearted commitment from all the event organisers, because without their unstinting efforts we could not promote such a successful rally championship.
Details of all the categories, classes and incentives plus the TV coverage will be confirmed over the next couple of months, but competitors and supporters can be assured that the BTRDA Rally Series will continue to provide competitors and followers with some Serious Fun!
Back to the 2017 season and the EventSigns Woodpecker Stages, the penultimate round of the 2017 BTRDA Rally Series, which has again attracted a huge and varied entry of more than 140 cars. If competitors are still planning to compete then you need to submit an on-line entry A.S.A.P.
If you want to be part of the Woodpecker Stages, then the event organisers will still welcome any offers of help, especially with marshaling on the stages which is essential for the event to be a success. Please contact the Chief Marshal – Graham Hopewell via e-mail at [email protected]
Entries are now open for the Trackrod Forest Stages on Sat 30th September which will be the final round of the 2017 RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series and the MAXXIS MSA English Rally Championship. The event is based at Filey on the Yorkshire coast and uses all the best forest roads in North Yorkshire to provide 45 miles of single use stages. This is always a popular event with competitors and spectators and where the Championship winners will be confirmed. Event regulations and on-line entries at www.rallyyorkshire.co.uk/competitors-information
Photo is the current BTRDA Rally First leaders Bart Lang / Sinclair Young. (images courtesy of ralliphotoswales)