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    British & Irish Championships 2024

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    That’s frankly bizarre and unexpected. I don’t know what to make of it other than it yet again proves the BRC is scraping the barrel. Nothing wrong with the Grampian, Rallynuts etc. but they are most definitely ‘clubman’ events - even if they try and run another single extra stage for the BRC which will get barely enough entrants.

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    The Rallynuts (Severn Valley) used to be an ANCRO round - so approx 60-70 miles, and run in June in south Mid Wales. It's almost a different event nowadays....

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    It says they'll be "Longer, more challenging rallies" which sounds great... but how many entrants actually want that ?

    The events might not be Championship standard, but I guess they want to try something new. Also no Irish or Belgian events is sad, but not many want or can afford to travel overseas to compete anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    The Rallynuts (Severn Valley) used to be an ANCRO round - so approx 60-70 miles, and run in June in south Mid Wales. It's almost a different event nowadays....
    I will probably go to that one, missed it since the one which ran in November for various reasons. Unless we have an April heatwave!

    Will definitely go to Ceredigion again, and may go to the Cambrian this year as well as next so plenty of BRC action for us who live in Wales or the Marches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    It says they'll be "Longer, more challenging rallies" which sounds great... but how many entrants actually want that ?

    The events might not be Championship standard, but I guess they want to try something new. Also no Irish or Belgian events is sad, but not many want or can afford to travel overseas to compete anyway.
    Dropping Belgium can only be a good thing. Great event but what is it doing on the BRITISH rally championship calendar? As many of us said this time last year it was pretty much an admission that we don’t have enough high quality events over here - not really the case if you juggle your calendar spots around though…

    It’s a shame the Down Rally couldn’t be included in Ulster’s place - that would have given a nice gap between Jim Clark-Down-Ceredigion, returning to the Grampian in the probable heat of August seems an odd choice

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    From a selfish/local POV am disappointed that Yorkshire once again has dropped off the calendar however suspect there wont be any tears shed at Trackrod Towers. NW Stages is a good add however is bi-annual so how is that going to fit with the Championship continuity? Just really surprised that a N.Ireland rally has not been added as Cronin amongst others was quite vocal this year in suggesting the addition of an Irish event would potentially encourage some more Irish crews to enter and Motorsport Ireland seem very supportive of their drivers at the moment.

    Interested in the Ceredigion date and how that fits in with the rumoured ERC status the organisers were looking for. Time will tell on that I trust.
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    Here's a throw back to 1999:

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    1 Vauxhall Rally of Wales 13-14 March
    2 Pirelli International Rally 24-25 April
    3 Scottish Rally 11-12 June
    4 Jim Clark Memorial Rally 2-4 July
    5 Stena Line Ulster Rally 30-31 July
    6 Manx International Rally 9-12 September

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Just thinking that with Ceredigion being a double header its just possible that a top runner from the BTRDA Tarmac championship could also win the BRC without putting a tyre on the loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Here's a throw back to 1999:

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    Round Event Date
    1 Vauxhall Rally of Wales 13-14 March
    2 Pirelli International Rally 24-25 April
    3 Scottish Rally 11-12 June
    4 Jim Clark Memorial Rally 2-4 July
    5 Stena Line Ulster Rally 30-31 July
    6 Manx International Rally 9-12 September
    I remember well. We didnt realise at the time it was a bit of a golden age for the BRC, with great some great drivers, events, sponsors and even manufacturers !

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