We are delighted to say the rally now has a date for 2019 – Sunday 28th April.
After the positive competitor and public reaction to the first closed road stage rally in England and a review of the event we are working with our sponsors and partners to plan the next rally.
Event Director Tony Clements said “Our first closed road event received a great response from the rally crews and most strikingly from the people of Tending and Clacton who enjoyed a family friendly day out in the sunshine. We’re therefore delighted to be planning the next event and to share the date now”.
Neil Stock OBE, leader of Tendring District Council, said he was excited to hear Chelmsford Motor Club want to bring back the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton next year: “The inaugural rally held this year, the first of its kind in England, was a huge success, and we are keen to see that success repeated” he said.
“As well as encouraging some 6,000 spectators, plus all those involved in the event, to come to Tendring, coverage of the rally provided a fantastic advert for our wonderful district. This undoubtedly provided an economic boost to the area, not least in the tourism sector on what would usually be a quieter weekend, so we would encourage that to happen again.
We look forward to working closely with Chelmsford Motor Club to develop and build on the success of last month’s event, and will continue to listen to our communities to take on board their input into the event planning”.
Further details of the rally will be available in the Autumn.
We know the event has reached many people who’ve not been close-up to Motor Sport before, so I here are some pointers to help you find-out how to get more closely involved yourself, whether as a competitor or volunteer.
There are various types of motor sport at a grass roots level which you can start in, using a standard roadgoing car. Some entry fees as low as £10 for a day or even free for under 18s so there is sport for every budget. Many competitors in the rally will have started this way.
Information and helpful tips about the different types of motor sport are on the dedicated Go Motorsport website. This is where the governing body, the Motor Sport Association (MSA) has collated details about the different types of motor sport you can compete in, or join the huge number of volunteers (over 500 on Sunday) who make these events happen.
There are 750 motor clubs around the UK so wherever you came from you’ll be able to find one nearby. There’s a club finder section on the MSA website here (scroll down when the page opens) https://www.msauk.org/Clubs/Find-Clubs
Thanks again for your support of the rally; it will be great to hear from you to help you get involved too.
The event Souvenir Programme is available now from Rally HQ! Rally HQ will be open all day on Sunday 22nd April at the Clacton Bowls Club and the programme can also be purchased at both Spectator Areas for £5.
There is only one day to go until the first closed road stage rally in England but you can see the cars TODAY whilst they go through their technical checks. This will be happening in the Service Area at the hospital end of the Western Esplanade between 12:00 and 18:00.