Clark rally axed – again

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A clas­sic rally named in hon­our of late world cham­pion Roger Clark has been axed for the sec­ond year.

The Roger Al­bert Clark Rally Mo­tor Club says it has can­celled the three-day event be­cause it was get­ting in­suf­fi­cient en­tries, and now plans to re­vive it next year as a bi­en­nial four-day rally.

The 2015 event was canned a fort­night be­fore it was due to take place due to a lower-than-ex­pected num­ber of en­tries. The club ad­mit­ted at the time the for­mat wasn’t work­ing. It had wanted to run 2016’s out­ing as a shorter 100-mile event, but now plans to re­vive it in a 225-mile for­mat in 2017 and 2019.

‘It was im­por­tant for the club not to get into a sit­u­a­tion where in­suf­fi­cient en­tries would be re­ceived and the event would have to be can­celled,’ a club spokesman says:

‘The 2015 can­cel­la­tion cost £16,000 and the club needs time to con­sol­i­date its fi­nances, not only for the Cham­pi­onships and event it is pro­mot­ing in 2016 but also for the fu­ture in 2017 and be­yond.’

Matthew Robin­son and Sam Collins were de­clared the win­ners of 2014’s rally in their Ford Es­cort MkII, af­ter a fel­low en­trant was dis­qual­i­fied.

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