2023 Roger Albert Clark Rally outline
Updated: Nov 25, 2022
The countdown to the 2023 Roger Albert Clark Rally has begun with one year to go until the rally runs from November 23 to November 27, 2023.
The first route information has been made available by rally manager Colin Heppenstall. Although full details are yet to be confirmed, the event will start in the south and then move north, with five full days of rallying and more than 325 special stage miles planned.
Documentation and scrutineering will be held on Wednesday November 22, before the rally starts prompt on the morning of Thursday, November 23 for the first of five full days of competition. It is expected that a transport section will be held after Friday's leg to move the whole rally north and the event will then restart in the north of England for three days on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. As before, the rally will cover forest special stages in England, Scotland and Wales.
Heppenstall said: “We're planning that each of the five days will be a full day of forest rallying although I am planning to finish the days a little bit earlier than before. The target is to have between 325 and 350 stage miles and we are now working on detailed route planning.
“What I can confirm is that we will run some stages only once where they are less able to cope with two passes of rally cars.”
Heppenstall plans to open entries in the New Year and the rally will run with a maximum of 150 historic and two-wheel drive rally cars. Judging by the initial response, a full entry is highly probable with a number of new cars already in build for the event along with renewed overseas interest now that Covid travel restrictions are gone. Importantly, a whole crop of regular contenders are planning to return for the 14th running of one of the UK’s most popular and challenging rallies.