2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally already has 150 entry deposits

Exactly one year ahead of the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally, organisers have taken a record 150 deposits from competitors for the UK's longest and toughest special stage rally

2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally already has 150 entry deposits

The five-day, 300-stage-mile route will form the longest stage rally in Britain for more than 20 years when it runs from November 21-25 next year.

From a start at Leominster, the opening day and a half will be in the Welsh forests before the rally moves north to Carlisle for three days in the forests of Northumberland and Southern Scotland.

While the event has strong support from the historic fraternity, the concurrent Open Rally is open to any two-wheel drive rally car.

The response to the 2019 event has been overwhelming and 144 UK entry deposits have now been taken by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club.

Six of the 20 places reserved for overseas crews have also been taken, to give an incredible total of 150 deposits placed since the entry deposit scheme opened six weeks ago. Fresh deposits are now being placed on a reserve list.

Rally manager Colin Heppenstall said: "The response has been incredible and to have a full list of entries one year before the rally is a fantastic boost for the organising team and everyone involved in making this event happen.

"However, we know from experience that some of those deposits will be withdrawn over the coming months for a whole host of reasons.

"So if anyone is considering entering, please do not be put off by the news that we have reached 150 deposits.

"Please go ahead and enter as we are sure we will ultimately have space for quite a few reserves."

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