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.
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.
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.
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.