Some seven months ago the FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship got underway in Yorkshire at the Riponean Rally for its season opener and it would return to some of those renowned gravel stages for the fifth round at the TrackRod Historic Cup Stages Rally.
The MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series ventured into the Forests of North Yorkshire for its penultimate round of the 2022 season. The fast gravel stages dotted around the Pickering area offered up 45 competitive miles across those classic Yorkshire tests which have been synonymous with British rallying over decades.
For the penultimate round of its 2022 season, the British Rally Championship headed back “Opp North” and into Yorkshire for the TrackRod Rally and a further 56 miles of gravel rallying to battle it out on.
Ask any British Rally Fan where “Gods Own Country” is in terms of a playground for rallying and you may receive a couple of different responses. Whilst some will note “Killer Kielder” Forest on the Scottish Borders, many will claim that Wales is the correct answer, but for every Welsh vote, you may well receive a vote in favour of Yorkshire.
Now Yorkshire has ample history in the British Rallying Books and has played its parts in hosting the RAC rally and many National events over the decades. So it is only fitting that the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship made its return to the North Yorkshire based Trackrod Forest Rally after an 8-year absence.