View Full Version : Riponian Rally - Sunday 5 Feb 2006

24-01-2006, 03:24 PM
The little-used forests on the western fringes of the North Yorkshire Moors will once again be reverberating to the sound of rally cars when the annual Riponian Rally gets underway on Sunday 5th February.

Traditionally the first major forest rally of the year in the region, 2006 will see Ripon Motor Sport Club once again maintain their successful format which will see the event incorporated into two regional championships, including the Walkers Garage/Tecno 2 ANECCC Stage Rally Championship and the Kent Cams ANCC Forest Rally Championship.

In addition, Ripon Land Rover, part of the Ripon Farm Services Group and based at Hutton Bank in the city, where scrutineering and documentation will take place the day prior, will be sponsoring the popular event for the tenth year in succession and again some of the top names in rallying are expected to be heading for the Lightwater Valley start

Spectators meanwhile will be well catered for with no less than eight of the fourteen stages being accessible. After the two opening tests around the Lightwater Valley theme park, the cars head off for College Moor before visiting Roppa before the return loop around lunchtime. The surviving crews then return for traditional mid afternoon blasts around Lightwater Valley before the prize presentation in the shopping village.

I'm not sure of the stage times yet - The Light**ter valley stage is usually around 9.30am and the re-run through the stage is usually mid-afternoon.

This is a great event to spectate on - a chance to see rally cars in their natural forest environment.

I'm gonna be doing the first two around the valley, then upto Roppa (Helmsley) and then returning to the valley.