RAC Rally of the Tests 2022

Blackpool to Torquay


20th Edition

3 - 6 November

The 20th Anniversary of the Rally that is the ultimate test of both driving ability and endurance. If there was a choice of only ever doing one event again, many seasoned entrants would surely choose the beguiling and perennial RAC Rally of the Tests – The one they all want to win.

The anniversary edition will honour the traditions of the past in the greatest possible fashion, with the historic route of Blackpool to Torquay, beginning under the famous illuminations and ending on the English Riviera.

In between this, the rally will drive in the wheel tracks of past greats, scaling heights and standing on the shoulders of giants in Wales, including Epynt, and relishing in the challenges of the narrow roads of the South-West, as well as being stuffed full of challenging off-road tests.

There will be celebrations aplenty to mark the anniversary milestone, but the biggest tribute will come in the form of a route of the upmost integrity and a competition that is always undertaken in reverence to our traditions and will undoubtedly be fought hard.

This event is open to HERO-ERA club & premier members – join now or login to register for this event

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Start Date


Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of Route

750 Miles

Pre Event Training


Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1991

(Only Pre 01/01/68 eligible for overall results)

Navigation Type


Exp. No. of Tests


Exp. No. of Regularities


HERO Cup co-efficient


HPM Entry Fee


(until 31st July then £4,225)

Entry Fee


(until 31st July then £4,695)



Single Room Supplement


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This event is open to HERO-ERA Club and Premier Members

Premier Members benefit from up to 10% off event entry fees, early sign-up opportunities, 10% savings on rally vehicle hire, preferential rates from our insurance partners and much more!

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Event Schedule



Scrutineering & Documentation



Blackpool area


Leg One

Blackpool to Stoke


Leg Two

Stoke to Newport


Leg Three

Newport to Torquay

Vehicle Information

  • Entry is open to cars that are pre-1991 or a model available pre-1991
  • Only cars pre 01/01/1968 will be eligible for overall results
  • The cars will be split into classes, based on age and cc. There will be no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • The scoring on the Test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a car and a crew of two
  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation (Thurs to Sun inclusive) in either a twin or double room (Single supplement available at extra cost)
  • Breakfast & Lunch on each of the competition days (Fri to Sun inclusive)
  • Welcome dinner Thursday evening
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Morning and Afternoon refreshments on each day of the competition
  • Champagne spraying under the Arch – For the top three cars and their crew
  • Three-Course Awards dinner
  • Souvenier Rally plates & door stickers
  • Event Regalia
  • Class Awards down to third in each class
  • Overall awards form the top three crews
  • The experienced HERO Team to keep you on track throughout the week
  • Mechanical on event support throughout the competition days
  • Complimentary Luggage Truck to move your luggage each day between hotels – one bag per person

Entry List

RAC Rally of the Tests 2022 - Confirmed Entries

RAC Rally of the Tests 2022 - Accepted Entries

wdt_ID Driver Navigator Year Vehicle cc
1 Ed Abbott (GB) TBA 1979 Jaguar XJ-S V12 5343
2 Trevor Barnes (GB) Andrew Shelley (GB) 1967 Rover 2000 1978
3 Paul Bloxidge (GB) Ian Canavan (GB) 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 1781
4 Richard Boughton (GB) Paul Bosdet (GB) 1972 BMW 2002 tii 1996
5 Christian Brash (GB) Matthew Brash (GB) 1966 Lotus Elan 1558
6 Stewart Christie (GB) TBA 1981 MG B GT 1798
7 James Darwent (GB) Anthony Darwent (GB) 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT 1570
8 Karlheinz Schott (DE) Dirk Dohse (DE) 1986 Porsche 924 S 2000
9 Jon Dunning (GB) Henry Carr (GB) 1980 Ford RS2000 1993
10 Rene Dwars (NL) Hen Ruijten (NL) 1972 Ford Escort 1300 GT 1600

RAC Rally of the Tests 2022 - Pending Entries

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