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  • Writer's pictureSteve Jones

Kris Meeke enters Carlisle Stages


[Photograph by RallyingUK]

Kris Meeke will contest the Carlisle Stages on 20-21 October as part of his build up for the Roger Albert Clark Rally in late November.

The former WRC ace will drive a Ford Escort Mk2 from Wales Motorsport on the Carlisle event in preparation for tackling the five-day marathon.

It will be a great opportunity for Meeke to get some competitive miles under his belt in the Escort and get a feel for the type of stages that will feature on the Sunday and Monday legs of the Roger Albert Clark. Meeke will also get the chance to drive the car competitively in the dark as the event opens with two stages in Kielder forest on Friday evening.

Meeke joins a fine entry for the Carlisle Stages, which is the final round of both the Fuchs British Historic Rally Championship and the SRC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship. Both championships will be decided on the event and the response to the Carlisle Stages has been superb with an entry of 95 cars to date and more expected.

Meeke will join a top quality historic entry that includes fellow Roger Albert Clark contenders Martin McCormack, Jason Pritchard, Matthew Robinson, Richard Tuthill, Roger Chilman and Steve Bannister.

In the four-wheel drive element, newly crowned BTRDA champion Elliot Payne will go up against Scottish championship contenders David Henderson and Jock Armstrong.

The organisers from the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club have also put out a request for some more marshals to help the event run safely. And volunteers should e-mail carlislerally@gmail.com

Event regulations are available via the RACRMC website and entries close on October 17. Entries are still available via rallies.info.

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