Clark rally axed – again
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.