Hill leads the field for final competitive event at Rockingham before circuit closes its doors
William Hill will lead away the Rockingham Stages field for what will be the final motorsport event at the Rockingham circuit.
A send-off racing event was run last weekend (see reports page 23) as the venue will become a holding site for ex-lease cars, and will host road car auctions. It is closed for motorsport after the rally.
Hill won the Thame Motorsport Club and Middlesex County Automobile Club-run event in 2017, but the rally was curtailed due to heavy overnight snow and the Sunday rally was cancelled.
Now the event, which has run since 2014 ,will cease after this season.
It offers 90 miles of stages for £415, and service crews and spectators can watch almost the entirety of all the stages from the covered grandstand, with circuit facilities like restaurants still open for the event.
Any threat to the win for Hill comes from regular single-venue winner Paul King aboard his Millingtonengined Ford Escort Mk2. In a similar car, Mark Jasper leads the running for the Sunday-only rally.
Ticket information is available at rockinghamstages.co.uk.