Roger Albert Clark Rally 2017

November 15, 2017

Today saw the two-wheeled drive rally cars finish the Kielder Forest part of the Roger Albert Clark Rally 2017.

The action began on Friday 10 November 2017, in Shelsley Walsh for two short, sharp stages before, for the first time in the event’s history, moving into the Welsh forests for a day of classic stages. A special transport section then allowed crews to load the cars onto trailers to head north to Carlisle.

Saturday was a tough day with stages across Northumberland including our infamous Kielder Forest. Sunday was then spent in Scotland before Monday’s crews tackled the central block of Kielder Forest for another tough leg including a two 19-mile stage in Caplestone Fell.

Three former event winners took part in the event including 2014 victors Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis from Yorkshire and Northern Irish ace Marty McCormack and co-driver Liam Moynihan.
Yorkshire legend, and the former double winner, Steve Bannister was back this year and the final crew in the big four was the pairing of triple MSA British Historic Rally champions Jason Pritchard (Builth Wells) and Phil Clarke (Church Stretton).

The Rally went straight past us and we loved being able to watch all the cars going speeding by, and whilst there was one car that ended up not quite making a corner, the speed and determination of the drivers was amazing to watch and be a part of!

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