RAC Rally of the Tests 2019

Torquay to Chester



7th - 10th November 2019

Rally of the Tests 2019 will start from the English Riviera town of Torquay with a short but taxing prologue. On Friday, we will be taking in some of the ‘Testers’ favourite venues through the West Country on our way to the overnight halt in Bristol. On Saturday, we start at the iconic RAC building next to the M5, crossing into Wales on our way to the overnight halt in Stoke.

The final day will be a mix of Regularities and Tests in and out of Wales before the finish in the City of Chester.

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Event description

Expert difficulty

The event will feature the usual mix of Tests and Regularities with crews being tested on plotting, map reading skills and the drivers on the wide variety of Tests planned.

As with all the previous editions, the route will tax the best crews but will offer the opportunity for less experienced crews to battle against those at the top of their game. We have listened to the comments and feedback from the 2018 event with regards to the plotting and navigation. Whilst remaining tough, it will be fair and in some instances less complex, but rest assured it will be no walk in the park.

We have a number of Tests venues and private land sections to entice and excite all crews whatever your experience. The plotting will be similar to previous years with handouts throughout the event, all of which can either be plotted whilst at hotels or halts and those that are handed out as crews leave main time controls will require no plotting.

If you’re interested in marshalling for this year’s RAC Rally Of The Tests, please follow this link and register your details.

RAC Rally Of The Tests 2018 - The Film

Event characteristics

Start Date


Finish Date


Length of Route

750 Miles


Pre-Event Training Session


Approx. Leg Distance

250 Miles

Plus 30 Mile Prologue

Vehicle Eligibility


Cars of a specification built pre-1986

Navigation Type


Map based- Package to follow on HERO store

Night Sections


Expected Tests

Approx. 30

Expected Regularities

Approx. 22

+ Time Control sections

HERO Cup Coefficient




Current Entry Fee


Non HPM Fee

Current Entry Fee


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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

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Accommodation on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th November
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Refreshment halts
  • Extensive awards list
  • Plotting Instructions and Test Diagrams to enable you to navigate the route


Event schedule


Prologue - Torquay

Torquay to Torquay

The Prologue is short but taxing enough to allow us to 'seed' the crews for the next three days of Competition


Day 1 - West Country

Torquay to Bristol

The overnight halt will be in Bristol after a day in the West Country taking in some of the Testers favorite venues and hopefully some new and exciting Tests


Day 2 - South Wales and The Midlands

Bristol to Stoke

The restart on Saturday morning will be at the iconic RAC building next to the M5 prior to crossing into Wales and then skirting the border before we arrive in Stoke after a challenging days sport culminating in a section around the Rally of the Tests favorite venues


Day 3 - North Wales

Stoke to Chester

The final day sees the crews head west and back into Wales with a mixture of Tests and Regularities before the finish in the City of Chester

Entry List

RAC Rally Of The Tests 2019 - Confirmed Entries

RAC Rally Of The Tests 2019 - Accepted Entries

RAC Rally Of The Tests 2019 - Pending Entries

Event Documentation

Equipment Check-List

Previous event reports