- Capacity entry of 180 cars plus reserves
- Forests reported to be in prime condition
- Entries still being accepted
The new entry process for the 2021 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (24/25 September) has worked well and the event now has a full entry of 180 cars plus a reasonable, but not excessive, number of reserves.
With more than six weeks to go until the rally, the organisers are still accepting entries and there is a fair possibility that any entries placed now, which will be added to the reserve list, could still get a place on the rally.
By opening the entry portal for two days and then selecting the first 150 entries randomly, the pressure to enter within minutes was removed and the development seems to have been appreciated by competitors. The remaining 30 places were filled at the organisers’ discretion.
Rod Parkin, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire Clerk of Course, said: “The revised system has gone well and we are pleased to have taken a full entry of 180 cars plus a modest number of reserves. It is possible that all the current reserves will get a place as the event gets nearer and there may even be room for a few more. So, if prospective competitors have not entered yet, it is still worth doing so.”
A route survey conducted at the weekend found the famous Yorkshire forests to be in superb condition, having been un-used for nearly two years. “The Forestry Commission has done a fabulous job in repairing any sections of road that needed work,” said Parkin.
The rally will be the fourth round of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship as well as a round of the Fuchs British Historic Rally Championship and the BTRDA Rally Series and will be used to test Forestry England’s capacity for re-starting large scale events. Rally Yorkshire includes stages on the Friday evening for the BRC and historic competitors with a total of 57 miles of stages. The BTRDA contenders will cover 45 miles on Saturday and all stages will be single use.
Event regulations are available at: www.rallyyorkshire.co.uk
The organisers are now recruiting marshals for the event and have a wide variety of posts to fill. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Richard Webster via firstname.lastname@example.org