Update on the plans for 2016

The calendar for the 2016 season has already been confirmed and is based around eight of the best one-day value for money forest stage rallies, with the best 6 scores to count.

The opening round next year will be the Cambrian Rally and event organisers have confirmed that the date change has allowed them greater flexibility with the choice of stages in North Wales which was the reason for moving away from Wales Rally GB.

Regulations for the 2016 RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series will be published in the week leading up to Christmas when the registration for 2016 will also open. As you would expect the 2016 BTRDA Rally Series will continue to be based on the successful format of four championships; Gold Star, Silver Star, 1400’s and Rally First plus the BTRDA Historic Cup, Production Cup and MG ZR Challenge.

Cambrian Rally – 13th February – North Wales – Llandudno
Malcolm Wilson Rally – 12th March – Lake District – Cockermouth
Somerset Stages – 16th April – West Somerset – Minehead
Plains Rally – 14th May – West Wales – Welshpool
Carlisle Stages – 11th June – Kielder Forest West – Carlisle
Nicky Grist Stages – 9th July – Mid Wales – Builth Wells
Woodpecker Stages – 3rd September – South Shropshire – Ludlow
Trackrod Forest Stages – 1st October – North Yorkshire – Pickering

One addition for 2016 will be the SVP 205 Cup which will initially be based on the iconic Gp A Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi. This idea has been developed by Dominic Delaney of Specialist Vehicle Preparations (SVP) and we hope that the SVP 205 Cup competitors and cars will be a great addition to the BTRDA Rally Series. For more information about the SVP 205 Cup please go to their website at www.svp205cup.co.uk

We are anticipating the announcement of another exciting one make challenge next week that will also be an integral part of the BTRDA Rally Series in 2016.

A new BTRDA Rally website is being developed which will provide easier access on mobile phones and tablets.

2016 BTRDA Rally Challenge The mixed surface BTRDA Rally Challenge includes events from both the BTRDA Rally Series and the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, with the aim of recognising the best competitors on both surfaces. The 2016 calendar provides a choice of 7 events with the best 5 scores to count, but they must include at least 2 scores from each surface.

  • 16th April – Somerset Stages – 80% Gravel
  • 6th / 7th May – Manx National Rally – Asphalt
  • 11th June – Carlisle Stages – Gravel
  • 9th July – Nicky Grist Stages – Gravel
  • 7th August – Tyneside Stages – Asphalt
  • 30th August – Mewla Rally – Asphalt
  • 1st October – Trackrod Forest Stages – Gravel

2015 Award Presentation Before we get into gear for the Cambrian we still need to finish off the 2015 season in style with the Awards Presentation and Party on Saturday 9th January at the Ramada Penns Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield. The full list of award winners has been circulated and can be found in the Newsletters section along with the ticket booking forms. Competitors and especially award winners are encouraged to send in their ticket applications A.S.A.P. so we can sort out the table allocations and layout.

Photo is Boyd Kershaw / Bryan Hull on the Cambrian Rally courtesy of ralliphotoswales.