Date set for the rally in 2020

12th July 2019

Chelmsford Motor Club and Tendring District Council are pleased to share the date for the third running of the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton.

It’s planned to take place on the weekend of 25th and 26th April 2020.

Following the success of the ceremonial start this year, our next development will be for this to lead straight into a special stage on Clacton seafront, run twice, on Saturday evening ahead of the main stages on Sunday.

The rally has an increasing profile and appeal to local people and we’ll be making extra efforts to support newcomers to join the rally as accredited marshals and in other volunteering roles. See the Marshals/Volunteers page.

We’ll keep you updated on the website and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts /tendringrally and @corbeaurally

Thank you Tendring & Clacton

29th April 2019

The competitors, marshals, volunteers and visitors have left and the remaining organisers are dispersing too on the morning after the rally.

We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the people of Tendring and Clacton for your support for the rally. It’s a massive undertaking and one that you are as much a part of as our competing cars and crews.

We hope we can work-together again to hold this exciting event with you.

Rally winners

28th April 2019
The top three crews celebrate in Clacton

Congratulations to the podium finishers on your achievements today

  1. Tom Preston and Carl Williamson – Skoda Fabia R5
  2. Michael O’Brien and Mark Glennerster – Ford Focus WRC
  3. Craig Jones and Ian Taylor – Mistubishi Evo 9

Local Clacton crew supporting Cancer Research

28th April 2019

Rik Coleman, Robert Best and their colourful support team are Rallying Against Cancer.

Their Ford Fiesta is in the scheme colours to add to the effect.

They are supporting Cancer Research UK’s work through the Clacton Relay for Life 2019. This is a fundraising initiative where teams raise money throughout the year culminating in a 24 walk on 13th/14th July at Plough Corner, Little Clacton.

To find out more go their website.

The first loop of stages is almost completed

28th April 2019
Giles Watkin M.P. flagged away the full field this morning

At this interim stage the top 3 positions, after stage 4 are:

1. Car 1 – Preston / Williamson, Skoda Fabia R5

2. Car 4 – O’Brien / Glennerster, Ford Focus WRC

3. Car 2 – Swann / McNulty, Mitsubishi Mirage

For live times throughout the day click on this link

Seeded entry list released

9th April 2019
Thomas Preston and Carl Williamson in Clacton last year

We now have a seeded entry list available here.

Whether you like front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or four wheel drive cars they’re all represented in the Top 10. There’s a WRC and R5 Ford Fiesta and every other Top 10 car is a different type, so there’s tremendous variety.

Thomas Preston and Carl Williamson will lead the event away in their Skoda Fabia R5.

If you look down the entry list there is an amazing diversity of cars throughout the field, so we’re really excited to look forward to the rally on the weekend of 27th/28th April.

Full details of where and when to watch the rally and where you can buy the Souvenir Rally Programme are on the Spectator pages.


Improved spectator facilities launched for 2019

25th March 2019

The rally weekend is only just over a month away and we’re pleased to announce details of the spectator viewing.

On Saturday 27th April the seafront at Western Esplanade, Clacton will be bustling as everyone sets-up and gets ready for the rally the next day. Last year there was a wonderful atmospehere as competitors, their support crews, locals and visitors mingled in the sunshine.

At 18:00 the cars will be flagged-away by Giles Watling M.P. at the ceremonial start.

On Sunday 28th April the service area will be busy again, with the cars leaving from 08:30 before returning twice during the day for service. The spectator experience will be enhanced with two giant TV screens bringing you live coverage of the stages.

For people who wish to see the cars at competitive speed we’ve improved the facilities at Ship Hill with VIP Hospitality available plus a PA system in the general spectator viewing area, introduced an additional spectator area at St Mary’s and have Wick Road viewing available again.

For full details, including maps please click on this link to the Spectator page of the website.

During the event keep in touch through our social media channels too.

# tendringrally