As we enter our 25th year of continuous support from Pirelli Tyres, and the 40th running of the Pirelli Rally we are fortunate to be included as a round of the newly re-launched MSA British Rally Championship, as well as continuing to be a round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship, and the SG Petch ANECCC Stage Rally Championship.

The organising team is delighted to run the rally over two days, with seven special stages of approximately 75 competitive miles – making use of the best stages from Kielder Forest, as well as providing a warm friendly welcome to competitors.

Scrutineering for the 2016 event will be held in the Rally’s Welcome Centre in H & H Group premises at Rosehill Industrial Estate on Friday 29th April in the afternoon for the Historic championships and the morning of Saturday 30th April for the BRC. On the Saturday morning, the cars will start from Carlisle before moving onto Kielder Forest, on it’s wide, smooth, flowing roads. The main service area will be based at H & H at Rosehill Industrial Estate, with remote service in the Kielder area. The cars will return to H & H for the finish and award giving presentation.


MSA British Rally Championship

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 turbo-chargers or two more driven wheels than others. Variety is the spice of life!

Junior BRC
National Rally Cup

Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship

The 2016 Mintex 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.

Motoscope Northern Historic 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 8th year and is regarded as one of the premier regional championships and is going from strength to strength each year.

SG Petch A.N.E.C.C.C. Stage Rally Championship

The aim of the Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs (A.N.E.C.C.C.) championship is to give the clubman competitor the opportunity to compete in some of the best rallies in Cumbria, Southern Scotland, and the North East of England.

The National ‘B’ status Championship will be held under the general regulations of the Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and will consist of five classes for drivers and co-drivers.

Class 1. Up to 1400cc
Class 2. 1401cc to 1600cc
Class 3. 1601cc to 2000cc
Class 4. 2001cc and over
Class 5. All 4WD cars

The co-ordinators of the ANECCC SG Petch Stage Rally Championship have received an enquiry from registered competitors regarding which section of the 2016 Pirelli Carlisle Rally will have points awarded. Please read Section 5, Format, which appears on page 4 of the official event regulations.

The co-ordinators have made a decision whereby as the championship has a class performance based scoring system we feel giving the registered competitor the freedom to enter whichever section they feel will benefit them the most will the most fairest solution.

The co-ordinators look forward, along with the event organisers, to welcoming entries from registered competitors and wish everyone a safe and happy day’s motorsport.

Land Rover

The event team is delighted to welcome back the Armed Forces Land Rovers. 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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