RAC Rally of The Tests 2018

Harrogate - Bristol


The One To Win

Congratulations to everybody who has entered and finished this years RAC Rally Of The Tests

Final results show Paul Wignall & Mark Appleton as winners of the event by 22 seconds.
Dan Willan & Martyn Taylor have finished in second ahead of Steve Entwistle & Ali Procter in third.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


(Excluding scrutineering)

Finish Date


Length of route

750 miles (TBC)

(1200 km) (TBC)

Pre-event training session


Approximate daily mileage

250 miles

(400 km)

Vehicle eligibility


(Cars built before this date)

Navigation type



Night sections


Expected Tests


Expected Regularities


HERO Cup coefficient


This event runs under the regulations of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)

Vehicle Information

  • Only vehicles of a type produced pre-1968 are eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes, based on age and cc
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.
  • Vehicle eligibility is defined in the HERO Standard Regulations, these are available in the event documentation section below
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home

Event Schedule


Prologue - Harrogate - Harrogate

The first leg of the event is designed to give crews a taste of the upcoming three days. Set in the classic rallying territory of North Yorkshire, this year's extended Prologue will see a couple of hours of competition in the dark comprising of Regularities and Tests.


Day 1 - Harrogate - East Midlands

Day 1
From Harrogate it started. We truly hope that this event won't encounter the treacherous conditions that prompted the classic film of the 1971 RAC Rally, but who knows? We venture into new territory on this leg as we head south towards our overnight halt in the East Midlands.


Day 2 - East Midlands - South Wales

Day 2
We head west today and then further south. Crossing into Wales, you will be challenged and tested by some of the most fantastic driving roads in the UK- and possibly some of the best private land based sections too! We overnight in South Wales prior to the final leg which will be based in the south-west of England.


Day 3 - South Wales - Bristol

Day 3
The Final Day.
Leaving Wales behind, a journey into the myriad of lanes that form Somerset and surrounding counties. This will be a press-on final leg with tests and regularities aplenty - with the distinct possibility of some 'challenges' provided by Guy and Anthony to keep you on your toes. You will be welcomed to the RAC Control Centre for some tests before the people of Bristol welcome you to their town for the finish - who will be the winner?

Event Documentation

Equipment Check-List

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