Wraps come off 2023 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire

The Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (22/23 September) will be one of the most significant gravel rallies in the UK this season as the only rally to include rounds of the British Rally Championship, the British Historic Rally Championship and the BTRDA Rally Series.

Osian Pryce & Noel O'Sullivan © Jakob Ebrey Photography

The highly respected rally is always among the best organised events on the UK rally calendar and will retain a compact route starting and finishing in Filey and taking in all single-use stages on gravel. The Trackrod will mark the only visit of the season to the classic Yorkshire forest stages in the Dalby complex for three major rally championships.

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.

Other championships that are part of the event are the Motorsport UK English Rally Championship, the HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship, the ANECCC SG Petch Stage Rally Championship, ANCC Stage Rally Championship, the Bowler Defender Challenge, the ANWCC Forest Rally Championship and the MINI Rally Challenge.

The route will include a 12-mile stage in Dalby in the darkness of Friday evening. As well as the BRC and BHRC contenders, the Bowlers and MINIs will run on Friday evening. On Saturday, the Trackrod Forest Stages will cover a full 45 miles as round seven of the BTRDA Rally Series, with no double usage of stages on Saturday.

Tony Shields & Graham Wild © chasingthecars.com

The MINI Rally Challenge is an addition to the 2023 rally and crews will tackle the opening stage on Friday evening as well as the first loop of stages on Saturday before finishing at lunch time.

Rod Parkin, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire Clerk of Course said: “After the success of the 2021 and 2022 events, we are retaining a similar format for 2023 and are looking forward to a good response from competitors. On Friday evening, the rally will start at 7pm from the Beach Road on Filey sea front when there will be an excellent opportunity for spectators to meet the crews and see the cars at close hand.”


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