Having celebrated the 70th Anniversary of its coveted BTRDA Gold Star® and Silver Star® Rally Championships in fine style this year while, at the same time, maintaining its ethos of ‘Serious Fun’, the BTRDA is pleased to announce the calendar for the 2024 Rally Series.
Retaining the format that has found favour with so many competitors, eight of the finest one-day gravel events the UK has to offer are included and, with everyone’s best six scores to count, the element of choice – so important in these busy times! – continues.
<<<< Russ Thompson / Stephen LInk. Winners for Class B13 and with 100% finish on all events in 2023.
Featured image is Liam Clark in a R2 Fiesta on the Nicky Grist Stages.
Spread over almost eight months, the season begins in early March with the traditional high-speed run through the forests of the Lake District, courtesy of the Malcolm Wilson Rally, prior to the first of three visits to Wales for the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024. Winner of the Bill Turner Trophy for the ‘Best Event’ in 2022, the Border Counties Rally then precedes the Kielder Forest Rally which heralds the halfway point of the year.
Following the Nicky Grist Stages in mid-July, a two-month break gives everyone the chance to regroup prior to what often proves to be a hectic run to the finish as Cups,
Categories & Classes are fought over! The Woodpecker and Trackrod Forest Stages are at the beginning and end of September, respectively, before Llandudno hosts the grand finale, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, over the last weekend of October.
So, the full 2024 BTRDA Rally Series calendar (best 6 scores to count) is as follows :
- MALCOLM WILSON RALLY 9th MARCH Cockermouth / Lake District
- RALLYNUTS STAGES 13th APRIL Royal Welsh Showground
- BORDER COUNTIES RALLY 11th MAY Jedburgh / Tweed Valley
- KIELDER FOREST RALLY 15th JUNE Hexham / Northumberland
- NICKY GRIST STAGES 13th JULY Builth Wells / Mid Wales
- WOODPECKER STAGES 7th SEPTEMBER Ludlow / Shropshire
- TRACKROD FOREST STAGES 28th SEPTEMBER Filey / Yorkshire Forests
- Visit Conwy CAMBRIAN RALLY 26th OCTOBER Llandudno / North Wales
Dylan Fowler-Bishop / Dan Evans Class 1400C Micra >>>>
More information about the 2024 BTRDA Gold Star, Silver Star and Bronze Star Championships and the various categories and classes will follow next month.