Press release date: Tuesday 15 August 2023
The Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (22/23 September) will have one of the biggest entries of the UK season with 166 confirmed entries and 12 reserves. Against a trend of generally reduced entries for gravel rallies, this is a real boost for this branch of rallying.
The Trackrod is the only rally to include rounds of the British Rally Championship, the British Historic Rally Championship and the BTRDA Rally Series, as well as several regional championships, the Bowler Defender Challenge and the MINI Rally Challenge.
As last year, the event will feature three key elements. Rally Yorkshire will run over nearly 60 stage miles and is round six of the British Rally Championship, while the Trackrod Historic Cup is round six of the Fuchs British Historic Rally Championship. Running over 45 stage miles will be the Trackrod Forest Stages will be the penultimate round of the BTRDA Rally Series.
Rod Parkin, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire Clerk of Course said: “We are delighted with the response and hopefully the single use format has encouraged a great entry. There are just a few spaces available for anyone who enters and pays the entry fee quickly. Over this season, we’ve seen reduced entry levels on some gravel rallies but this shows that there is still good demand for forest rallying.”
The organisers are now making a big push to attract marshals as running five separate stages on Saturday as well as the Friday night stage in Dalby requires a lot of volunteers.
Once again, the event will present 20 x £100 randomly selected gifts to those who marshal on the rally. In addition, there will be the traditional mug and pen plus a worthwhile gift for each volunteer. The total marshal budget is over £6,000 in recognition of the vital support from marshal. This is partly funded by generous contributions from competitors.