Closed-road rallying makes brief return
Closed road rallying returned to the streets of mainland Britain last weekend when the Blue Streak Targa Rally made use of a number of roads in Brampton town centre, Cumbria, in order to stage a series of tests.
Rally organisers Spadeadam Motor Club worked closely with the local council to secure the road closures that enabled competitors to make three visits to the town centre between 1000 and 1500hrs.
Clerk of the course Ian Robinson said: “This all came from the Motor Club, the Parish Council and Cumbria County Council all working together and it shows what can be achieved with everyone’s co-operation.”
Victory went to John Bertram and Andrew Fish in a Ford Escort Mk1 with top Targa crew Chris Dodds and Josh Davison finishing a close second in their Peugeot 205 Rallye.
Top Targa crew Dodds/davison pleased closed-road fans