As we enter our 26th year of continuous support from Pirelli Tyres, and the 41st year of running the Pirelli Rally we are fortunate to be included as a round of soo many great championships:

  • FIA Celtic Rally Trophy
  • Prestone MSA British Rally Championship
  • FUCHS Lubricant MSA British Historic Rally Championship
  • HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic Gravel Rally Championship
  • Rally2 Challenge

The organising team is delighted to run a compact one-day rally, with approximately 85 competitive miles – making use of the best stages from Kielder Forest, as well as providing a warm friendly welcome to competitors.

Scrutineering for the 2018 event will be held in the Rally’s Welcome Centre in H & H Group premises at Rosehill Industrial Estate on Friday 27th April. On Saturday morning, the cars will start from Carlisle before moving onto Kielder Forest, on it’s wide, smooth, flowing roads. The main service areas will be based in the Kielder area. The cars will return to Brampton town centre for the finish and award giving presentation.


FIA Celtic Rally Trophy

The FIA Celtic Rally Trophy is part of the FIA European Rally Trophy, which broadly follows the same technical and sporting regulations as the European Rally Championship. Three categories are contested:

ERT Class – eligible R5 and S2000 machinery
ERT 2 – Group N cars
ERT 3 – eligible 2WD Group R, Group A and Group N cars, plus Super 1600 and Group A kit cars.
ERT Junior – for competitors born on or after 1st January 1990

Prestone MSA British Rally Championship

2018 is the 60th Anniversary of the British Rally Championship, and we see another year of competitive rallying.

British Rally Championship - 60th Anniversary

Within the British Rally Championship, we have classes for cars with engines of just 1000cc right up to the Porsches with their 3600cc engines and that is before you get into those with turbochargers or two more driven wheels than others. Variety is the spice of life!

BRC1 – R5/S2000 cars
Cadet BRC – Older specification R2 cars for drivers under 25 years old
BRC 3 – R3 cars including the Citroen DS3, Renault Clio and Toyota GT86
BRC Production Cup – Home to the popular Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Evo models
Junior BRC – R2 cars for drivers under 26 years old
National Rally Cup – Open to all MSA log-booked cars
BRC 4 – R2 cars for drivers over the age of 26 years old

FUCHS Lubricant MSA British Historic Rally Championship

The FUCHS Lubricant MSA British Historic Rally Championship will be a National ‘A’ status championship catering for cars from MSA historic Categories:

Category One (pre-1968)
Category Two (1968-74)
Category Three (1975-81)
Category Four (1981-85)
Additionally, there are classes for cars prepared to FIA Appendix K regulations.

The championship is for all competitors in historic cars with particular emphasis placed on keeping the Category One cars active. A firm application of MSA and FIA technical regulations will be maintained.

HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic Gravel Rally Championship

The Motoscope Northern Historic Championship is a National ‘B’ status championship and runs to the same categories as the Mintex MSA Historic Rally Championship. As listed below

Category One (pre-1968)
Category Two (1968-74)
Category Three (1975-81)
Category Four (1981-85)

The championship is in its 10th year and is regarded as one of the premier regional championships and is going from strength to strength each year.

Rally2 Challenge

Promoted by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, Rally 2 will follow the newly announced Rally 2WD format, which has been widely praised as a rejuvenation of rallying for the 2wd fraternity.

A low cost, exciting “Challenge” run by enthusiasts, the focus will be on enjoyment, camaraderie, and the benefit of having potentially first-class forest conditions thanks to the new format with a family-style atmosphere.

Classes are simple and ensure pretty much any 2wd car can take advantage of the format, with the chance of an extra achievement at the end of the year. Classes are as follows:

T14 – cars up to 1400cc
T16 – cars up to 1601cc
One-Four – cars up to 1400cc
Open – cars 1401cc – 2000cc
Open-Plus – Cars over 2001cc

Land Rover

The event team is delighted to welcome back both the Armed Forces Land Rovers, as well as other Land Rover enthusiasts. Over the many years competing on the “Pirelli” these guys and girls have always been a very much-appreciated part of our event and their spirited driving a joy to watch.


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