Now re-named as the HERO Challenge, the 2017 event will be based around the famous airfield near Bicester, Oxfordshire - but may include new and exciting venues building on the feedback received after last year's event. The Clubman category is ideal for those looking to step up from touring type events, newcomers to the sport or simply those who prefer tulip style navigation. The National B section is aimed at the more seasoned competitor or those who prefer traditional navigation methods, this section requires a National 'B' licence.
The HERO Challenge is totally different to many other traditional historic regularity rallies as it runs as a dual-permit event that allows two events to follow a very similar route – yet allows an approach that gives two very different styles of navigation and approach to be used.
National B Section: The HERO Challenge has formed a part of the HRCR Clubmans Championship throughout most of its existence, the formula of a series of centrally located driving tests interspersed with regularity sections has been appealing since its inception. The National B Section is aimed at crews with more experience or those who relish the challenge of traditional navigation skills and techniques. Entrants to this category will need a National ‘B’ competition licence.
Clubmans Section: For those who have limited time available or prefer an event where straight forward navigation is used the HERO Challenge is an ideal way to begin your adventure into historic regularity rallying. The HERO Challenge Clubman Section has been a firm favourite on the calendar since its inception in 2010 due to the straight – forward navigation and flowing driving tests, it is perfect for those who prefer tulip road book style navigation with some basic map reading.
(Cars built before this date)
Navigation is with a tulip style road book with some very straightforward map-based sections. You will need a tripmeter (available here).
There will be no night time driving or complex navigation
The timing will be easy so that the link sections are not too punishing and everyone has time for lunch, coffee & a chat
This event is suitable for those who are new to Regularity Rallying, those who have already done some events, seasoned competitors or crews wishing to shakedown their cars
Navigation is via Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger series, this section is aimed at crews looking to progress into traditional map-based navigation which includes various styles of presentation that are found on HRCR championship events. The route may be slightly different to the Clubman section and crews may have to press-on a little more.
|1||1||Matt Warren (GBR)||Andrew Pullan (GBR)||Ford Escort||1991||1971||234M|
|2||2||John Abel (GBR)||Martyn Taylor (GBR)||Ford Escort||2000||1974||234M|
|3||3||Howard Warren (Eng)||Iain Tullie (GBR)||Porsche 911 Coupe||1991||1965||1M|
|4||4||Paul Crosby (GBR)||Ali Procter (GBR)||Porsche 911||2195||1969||234M|
|5||5||Simon Mellings (Eng)||Ryan Pickering (GBR)||Toyota MR2||1600||1985||234M|
|6||6||John Dignan (Eng)||Peter Dignan (Eng)||MG B Roadster||1850||1966||1M|
|7||7||James Griffiths (Eng)||James Howell (Eng)||Austin Mini 1275GT||1275||1972||234M|
|8||8||Richard Isherwood (Eng)||Ian Canavan (Sco)||Nissan Stanza Jubilee||1600||1985||234M|
|9||9||Andrew Buzzard (Eng)||Robb Lyne (Eng)||Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTV||1570||1967||1M|
|10||10||Keith Davis (Eng)||Henry Carr (Eng)||MG B GT||1798||1976||234M|
|1||61||Stuart Anderson (Eng)||Emily Anderson (Eng)||Bentley Derby 4¼||4257||1937||1A|
|2||62||Dominic Anghileri (GBR)||Tom Anghileri (GBR)||Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MkII||2267||1952||1B|
|3||63||Tony Darwent (GBR)||Jim Jackson (Eng)||Austin-Healey BN1 100/4||2600||1954||1B|
|4||64||Earl Harvin (USA)||Ian Wallace (GBR)||MG Magnette ZA||1500||1955||1A|
|5||65||Steve Robertson (Eng)||Julia Robertson (Eng)||Triumph TR3||1991||1955||1B|
|6||66||Nicholas Harries (GBR)||Catherine Cullen (GBR)||Triumph TR3||2280||1957||1B|
|7||67||Oliver Chappatte (CHE)||Joshua Chappatte (Eng)||MG A||1800||1958||2B|
|8||68||Paul Murray (GBR)||Mark Rodbert (GBR)||Austin A35||948||1959||1A|
|9||69||John Fort (Eng)||Howard Atkins (Eng)||Porsche 356||1588||1959||1A|
|10||70||Tony Clark (GBR)||Brian Neill (Sco)||Volvo PV544||1800||1959||1B|