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  • Writer's pictureSteve Jones

Plans unveiled for Rally Anglo Caledonian

[Photo by Rallying UK]

Outline details of the new Rally Anglo Caledonian have been confirmed for the exciting new forest rally that will feature more than 140 stage miles across two days.


The November 23-24 rally will be based in Carlisle and feature stages in Northumberland on Saturday and then over the border in southern Scotland on Sunday. The rally will be organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, the same team as the Roger Albert Clark Rally, and scrutineering will be held in Carlisle during Friday.


As well as being the final double-header round of this year's Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, Rally Anglo Caledonian will be open to all cars including four-wheel drives. With more than 140 competitive miles, it will be easily the longest UK gravel rally in 2024, covering more than three times the length of most one-day gravel rallies in England and Scotland.


From a rally base in Carlisle, Saturday's opening day will feature more than 70 stage miles in Kershope, Buck Fell and Gowanburn. With service both at H&H Auctions in Carlisle and at Kielder Greenside, the first car is due back in Carlisle at 6:30pm.


Sunday features another 70 stage mile day using the classic Scottish stages of Castle O’er, Twiglees, Greskine and Ae, based around a new service area at H&H Auctions in Lockerbie. The first car is due to finish at Lockerbie at around 5:30pm.


The format for the event will feature two-wheel drive cars running first on the road in reverse order, followed by four-wheel drives and for much of the forest mileage the Anglo Caledonian will be the next event to use these famous forests.


Rally manager Colin Heppenstall said: “We expect to publish event regulations in April and entries will open after that. Our aim is to make the entry fee as competitive as possible for more than 140 stage miles. The new event should be a good lead in for people who are already planning to contest the 2025 Roger Albert Clark Rally and I'm pleased that we will be able to welcome all types of car to Rally Anglo Caledonian.”


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