Wraps come off the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally

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Details of the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally have been unveiled as championship regulations are published ahead of the tenth anniversary running of the rally on 8-10 November.

More stage miles on Friday evening, more Kielder mileage on Saturday and a big sting in the tail are the key route features of the 2013 event.

For the tenth anniversary rally, the event will start from the showground at Pickering on Friday and cover 35 miles in Dalby forest during the first evening. Saturday’s leg takes in double runs at spectator stages at Duncombe Park and Croft before a stage in Hamsterley and 25 stage miles in the main block of Kielder on the way to an overnight halt in Carlisle.

Sunday’s leg of over 80 stage miles will be similar to the 2012 route, which drew widespread acclaim as a tough day in the Scottish borders before the ceremonial finish at Brampton near Carlisle.

“We want to build on the success of last year’s compact format,” said rally manager Colin Heppenstall. “The regulations are now out and we have a discount entry fee until the end of August. We’ve had a lot of interest already and a lot of new foreign crews have been making contact with a view to entering.”

Heppenstall says that a new layout for the Duncombe Park stage will be very spectator friendly and that the cars will arrive at Croft much earlier on Saturday than before, with the first stage from around 11am following a major service area. The full route is:

Friday 8 November
Start from Pickering Showground at 17.30
SS1 Dalby 1
SS2 Newclose Rigg 1
SS3 Staindale 1
SS4 Dalby 2
SS5 Newclose Rigg 2
SS6 Staindale 2
Finish at Pickering Showground at 22.00

Saturday 9 November
Start from Pickering Showground at 08.15
SS7 Duncombe Park 1
SS8 Duncombe Park 2
SS9 Croft 1
SS10 Croft 2
SS11 Hamsterley
SS12 Pundershaw 1
SS13 Hope House 1
SS14 Pundershaw 2
SS15 Hope House 2
Finish at Carlisle at 19.00

Sunday 10 November
Start from Carlisle at 07.45
SS16 Glen Dhu
SS17 Newcastleton
SS18 Florida 1
SS19 Riccarton
SS20 Craik 1
SS21 Craik 2
SS22 Wauchope
SS23 Florida 2
SS24 Kershope
Finish at Brampton at 17.00

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