The fantastic reception which this year’s Pirelli International Rally received has resulted in the Carlisle based event being chosen as the 2nd round of the 2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship which means that the rally, organised by the Cumberland Sporting Car Club will be a round of the UK’s premier rally series for a record breaking 27th year, a unique achievement in British rallying history.
The Pirelli International Rally has been based in Carlisle, where sponsors Pirelli Limited has a major manufacturing facility, for many years with the rally’s headquarters and main service area now located at the vast H & H Borderway Mart complex, handily located just off the M6 motorway. The revised format of this year’s rally, which featured two laps of the huge Kielder Forest complex, went down a storm with both competitors and spectators as did the rally finish in Brampton town centre where a huge crowd turned out to see the cars arrive and the winners lift their trophies, the town’s main street taking on a carnival atmosphere as it was swamped by excited rally fans.Read More
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Two days of high speed motoring over fantastically quick stages where power was at a premium saw Scandinavian crew Fredrik Ahlin/ Torstein Ericsen clinch their second successive victory on the ...Read More
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The bunting is going up in Brampton’s main street and market place as the town rolls out the welcome mat for the Pirelli International Rally which will roll up on Sunday for a ceremonial finish...Read More
A cracking field of retro rally cars will be lining up in Carlisle on Saturday morning for the Historic section of the Pirelli International Rally which has attracted all the top contenders in th...Read More