The East Riding Stages Rally 2022
The sight, sound and excitement of closed road rallying is heading for East Yorkshire next year, when Beverley & District Motor Club host the East Riding Stages on February 27th 2022.
The event follows in the footsteps of the successful Clacton Rally which first ran in 2018, after Motorsport UK gave the green light for competitive events to take place on closed public roads.
A success over most of mainland Europe and Ireland, the Isle of Man and Jersey, it has long been the wish of many motorsport fans in the UK to see similar events take place on our shores.
“It’s been over two years in planning, but over 40 years of dreaming,” says rally event director, Richard Vincent.
Yorkshire has long been the hotbed of rallying in England and it is fitting that the county now joins the growing band of closed road stage rallies.
“The club are hoping that the event will become a firm favourite amongst competitors and marshals alike. Running in late February, it gives crews a chance to shake down their old and new machinery without the pressure of championship points at stake,” Vincent added.
The event will have four special stages, run over two loops, making a total of eight stages. The rally will offer 50 competitive miles over a mixture of roads, from tight and twisty to straight and simple, and have something new to test even the most seasoned competitors.
Michael Patterson of Patterson’s notes has already driven the stages to advise on bogey times, commenting, “It was really good to see something different.”
In conclusion, Vincent would like to thank the East Riding Events Department, East Riding Highways and the members of ESAG as well as the local Parish Councils and residents for their support in organising the event.