The Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton will be joining the prestigious British Rally Championship for our third running on 25th & 26th April 2020.
As the only round of the 2020 British Rally Championship (BRC) in England, Chelmsford Motor Club is delighted to build on the success of our inaugural event in 2018; the first to use new closed roads legislation in England, and our subsequent event in April 2019. We’ll feature a new spectator stage on Clacton seafront on the Saturday evening, run twice, to bring the rally to the heart of the local community. On Sunday it will go out into the lanes, for three loops of four stages, with a number of designated spectator viewing areas and facilities.
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 building on this to bring the headline British Rally Championship to the area as well as catering for our clubman competitors. The response from our partners and local communities has been fantastic and we’re delighted to bring a round of the prestigious British Rally Championship to the area”.
2019 BRC title protagonist Tom Cave said “2020 has a good mix of events across the year and Clacton will be a brand-new unique challenge. As it will be the first time in the calendar, it will create new stages to compete on and new opportunities to take the BRC to a different part of the country.”
Working with Tendring District Council is core to the success of the rally. Cllr Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said “Being part of the British Rally Championship is a real coup for the Corbeau Seats Rally and for Tendring; previous champions include household names like Colin McRae and Ari Vatanen. Becoming a round of the championship that has produced numerous World Rally Champions will mean national and international media coverage for Tendring and will encourage many more spectators to visit the area.”
“We look forward to working closely with the rally organisers, Chelmsford Motor Club, to bring another fun and safe event to Tendring for the third year.”
Further details of the rally will be available early next year.