** Further information including a minor regulation amendment and accommodation offer is available under organiser updates **
Following the successful hosting of the event at Chepstow Racecourse in recent years, the event will once again be based in south east Wales starting and finishing at the quiet picturesque track. The organisers continue to be grateful for the long running HRCR Clubman’s Championship status and this year are also pleased to welcome back the HRCR Premier Rally Championship in its second running. With this in mind the regulations are structured to welcome all Historic vehicles and Targa competitors with vehicles unto 1600cc. The event will retain its regular format with a mixture of substantial special tests and regularity sections with no nonsense navigation. This year we will offer circa 18 tests and 6 regularities and hope you agree that the amount of competition represents good value for money.
Regulations are already published and are available in the download section of the site.
Historic route instructions for the previous 3 editions of the event are also available on the site for new competitors that wish to see what the event is all about and how the straight forward navigation works.
There will be several tests run at the racecourse at the beginning and end of the day, and we will once again be making use of the wonderful road network contained within Coomb Farm that has been enjoyed by so many in the past. In addition there will be some new venues and other old favourites. Friday evening’s scrutineering and documentation will be held at the Hampton by Hilton hotel (J23A of the M4), and we are currently negotiating a discount rate for various bed and breakfast rooms. On Saturday morning late arriving crews will still be able to scrutineer and sign on at the racecourse before beginning the day’s adventure. Hot food and drink will be available in the café prior to the start. There will be a mid morning coffee halt, buffet lunch and when you return at the end of the day a meal will be provided, whilst results are finalised. As always we aim to provide a compact but enjoyable day of motorsport with the first car starting at approximately 0830 and arriving at the finish at around 1630. We hope that by listening to people’s comments from previous years that we have created an enjoyable, car friendly and above all sociable event.
The Leukaemia Historic Rally was introduced in 1992 and since has prided itself on the number and quality of Special Tests it provides for competitors. Ecurie Cymraeg are aware of problems such an event may cause on public roads on a summer Saturday and works towards containing as much of the event as possible on private land. Navigation is kept relatively simple for all to enjoy the event.
The purpose of this event is to provide enjoyment for those involved while broadcasting awareness of the needs for research into Leukaemia, the need for blood and bone marrow donations so important for treatment and to raise funds for
The Leukaemia Research Appeal for Wales.
NOTICE OF APPRECIATION
All disciplines of Motor Sport rely upon Marshals, without whom Motor Sport would be impossible. The responsibilities of a Marshal vary from event to event, especially in the different forms of rallying. Primarily the Marshal’s duty is to the safety of the Competitor, the Spectator, general public and the sport – not a small responsibility by any means. Please appreciate what they are doing for you to enjoy yourself.