Britpart “Borders” Hill Rally 16/17th November

The BritPART “Borders” Hill Rally Organising Team and the Scottish Hill Rally Club (SHR Club Ltd) are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the 2013 event.

This year’s event sees us build on the success of previous events and is again being held at the Forrest Estate near St John’s Town of Dalry in Dumfries and Galloway. This private forestry site provides for fast graded Cat A routes, well worn Cat B tracks, and something a bit more challenging along the way. Most of the site is relatively all-weather, and we have worked with the land owners to make stages as interesting as we can. We have listened to the feedback about the previous courses and have taken this into account with less runs through some quarries (in fact some will only be visited once). The setup team and the Landowner are working hard to ensure that we provide a course that is both fast, technical and providing a cross country experience that you have come to expect from the “Borders”.

With the disappointment of not reaching the minimum number of entries for the event in 2012, the club have discussed this at great length and outcome is that the BritPART “Borders” Hill Rally 2013 WILL RUN. The club still has a strong passion for running Hill Rallies, we have set the entry fee for this year’s event at £400 for over 100 miles of excellent stages. We have also introduced a number of incentives that will reduce the entry fee further, in some cases by £100. Details on the entry form.

The “Borders” Event is the only currently running Hill Rally and to that end the club feel that it is important that we spread the word so that interest both old and new can be ignited. We have looked at how we promote this, through the generous support of a sponsor (Custard Motorsports), we are delighted to announce that the event will be professionally filmed with the programme being shown on Motors TV at a later date.

We fully appreciate that this is only possible due to the continuing support of the Hill Rally enthusiasts, Club Members, Sponsors, Volunteer officials and you – the Competitor.

Recent times has seen a trend in last minute entries for events, we fully understand the reasons why, it doesn’t however help us with organising the event. Please help us by getting your paperwork in early and telling the entries secretary of your plans.

2013 still sees us with a number of Sponsorship Challenges and we welcome any offers of support, both large and small. If you can help please get in touch.
This year’s event will is dual permitted NAT A and NAT B. There is still a wide tyre choice (provided they are listed in the All Terrain or Mud Terrain lists in the Blue Book) however a good sidewall is definitely recommended.

The same service area as previous will be used, with catering being provided by a local business.

The results and timing services are coming back, and if we can find Internet Access, results will be posted live!

I, and the rest of organising team, would also like to offer our thanks to the landowner; to Brian Hilditch and his team; to the sponsors for their support; and all the volunteers who make this event possible. We fully appreciate that running an event is only possible due to the continuing support of the Hill Rally enthusiasts, Club Members, Sponsors, Volunteer officials and you – the Competitor.

One message I would like to reinforce to everyone, last year quite a few people said that they would have entered had the event ran. Well we want you to get your entry in early, with post dated checks there nothing to loose. The club have already agreed that this year’s event will run, no cancellations. So with this commitment from the club, we want you the competitor to get your entry in promptly, so that we can all enjoy this great event.

With a few months to go to the event, interest has been most positive. We would welcome your support at the event and in helping to spread the word about this year’s event. The Scottish Hill Rally Club looks forward to seeing you at the event on the 16/17th November 2013 in what will almost certainly be the best Hill Rally Event of the Year.

Regs, and associated paperwork is being emailed out to past competitors this evening and it will be available to download from the clubs website tomorrow

If you want the paperwork tonight then please email me.

Got a question, get in touch…………..

Colin Rodger
Rally Manager
Scottish Borders Hill Rally 2013.

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