Jan­uary’s two-day Brean Stages Rally can­celled for 2019

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Next year’s Brean Stages Rally, which was sched­uled to run on the last week­end of Jan­uary, has been can­celled.

The pop­u­lar two-day, 12-stage rally is based at Brean Leisure Park near Burn­ham-on-sea and com­prises stages run­ning along the ser­vice and perime­ter roads around a hol­i­day car­a­van park.

The or­gan­iser, Club Rallysport West, and man­age­ment from Brean Leisure Park in Som­er­set have re­leased a joint state­ment on the CRSW web­site which states: “This de­ci­sion has been made in order to sup­port and re­tain the good­will and friend­ship of the [Brean Leisure Park] man­age­ment and staff, which we have en­joyed over the past years.”

Brean Stages’ Rod Mckenna added: “Brean leisure Park has a lot go­ing on at the mo­ment, which will ex­tend in 2019. In order to as­sist them we have mu­tu­ally agreed to take a ‘gap’ year re­gard­ing the run­ning of the rally. Hope­fully we will be back in 2020 on our tra­di­tional end of Jan­uary date.”

Since the event be­gan in 1997 it has be­come a peren­nial favourite with club­man com­peti­tors as the tight, twisty course al­lows lower pow­ered, two-wheel-drive cars to chal­lenge the fron­trun­ning four-wheel-drive ma­chin­ery. The event is also an early-sea­son counter for a num­ber of re­gional cham­pi­onships in­clud­ing the ASWMC Sealed Sur­face, Heart of Eng­land and Cotswold Mo­tor Sports Group se­ries.

Ar­ron Newby won 2018 Brean Stages

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