The Summer Trial will once again be based in Telford. This gives us excellent access to the wide variety of roads and scenery that Shropshire and The Welsh Marches has to offer but will have a twist to take in some new roads and test venues not used on the 2020 event as well as some old favourites.
The format of the Summer Trial is designed to minimise the impact on work or other real-life commitments. The event is aimed at those new to rallying, it can also be used as a great way to shake down your car for longer events or as a straightforward no-nonsense introduction to the sport for your partner or other family members.
The first leg takes place on Friday afternoon, this is to give crews an introduction and is designed to ease you into the event. Saturday ups the ante with a full day’s classic motorsport which aims to return to our Telford base at a reasonable time to allow refreshment and a catch up with likeminded people on the day’s activities (if social distancing rules allow).
Sunday’s competition is scheduled to increase the intensity a little while remaining in the classification of a HERO ‘Green’ event.
The rally comes to a close at Sunday Lunchtime with prize giving and a buffet lunch, so you will have time to return home at a reasonable hour in readiness for work on Monday.
Navigation will be by straightforward tulip instructions as described in the HERO Type of Navigation for Green events. You should expect complexity to increase a little over the weekend to complement the increased skills you will develop during the event. Several driving Tests also form part of the schedule and these will take place on private land where you will be able to enjoy your car at its best.
(see rules below)
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The Summer Trial continues to be one of the UK’s favourite events attracting crews from all over Europe, so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment. For 2020, we will again run the Master’s class for the more experienced crews, but navigation is aimed fairly and squarely at newcomers and the less experienced. While Masters will be able to fight for top honours in their class, they will not be eligible for the overall results.
Scrutineering will start at approximately 09:00 and finish at 12:00. Between 11:30 and 12:30 we hope there will be a chance for novice and newcomer crews to take part in a training session prior to the first leg. 13:31 will see the first car leave the start and head off into the Shropshire countryside for a relatively easy afternoon getting more taxing to get you into the swing of things.
Your performance on Leg One will determine how early you have to wake up with the overnight leader leaving at 08:00 for a full days competition. Driving Tests and Regularities will take you south of Telford skirting the Welsh border on a circular route visiting a number of classic roads and beauty spots. The day concludes with a return to Telford where crews can swap stories and enjoy the hospitality before the final day.
The final Leg sees a good number of tests and regularities crammed into to 5 hours of competition before you return to Telford at 13:00 with the intensity increasing towards the conclusion. The first car will pass under the arch back at Telford followed by a well-deserved drink where the pressure will build wondering where you have finished in the final standings. The top three will be invited to spray the champagne under the arch before the buffet lunch and awards are presented in good time allowing you enough time to return home that evening.
The Definition of Master’s Class – A master will be defined by both crew members in the seat they have entered the event who have finished first overall on a HERO green or blue standard event, in the top three of a red or black event (including Rally of the Tests in the overall positions including non-eligible cars), received a Gold medal on Le Jog or in the top three of a HRCR National B Road Rally in the last 3 years.
Rooms will be available at an additional cost for Crews that wish to arrive a day early or stay another night after the event. Further details will be available closer to the event.
|1||Paul Bloxidge (GB)||Oli Waldock (GB)||1964||Triumph TR4||2138|
|2||Simon Brown (GB)||Martin Jackson (GB)||1982||fiat x19 bertone||1498|
|3||Constant Busch (GB)||Najib Nakad (NL)||1969||Volvo Amazon||1998|
|4||Lindsay Dawson (GB)||Nicholas Dawson (GB)||1975||Datsun 260Z||2600|
|5||Peter Fletcher (GB)||Janet Fletcher (GB)||1954||Jaguar XK120DHC DHC||3441|
|6||Valerie Gilmore (GB)||Graham Gilmore (GB)||1973||MG B||1800|
|7||James Holt (GB)||Gill Holt (GB)||1968||Mercedes 280 SL||2778|
|8||Jo Johnson (GB)||Pete Johnson (GB)||1983||Austin Maestro||1275|
|9||Noel Kelly (GB)||Andy Lane (GB)||1966||Volvo 122 S||1800|
|10||John King (GB)||Tracy King (GB)||1977||Triumph Dolomite Sprint||1998|
|1||Andy Simpson (GB)||Roger Bricknell (GB)||TBC||Austin Morris Mini Clubman GT||1275|
|2||Mike Dixon (GB)||Liz Dixon (GB)||1973||MG BGT||1798|
|3||Malcolm Dunderdale (GB)||Anita Wickins (GB)||TBC||Renault 8||1350|
|4||Alan Graham (GB)||Lola Field-Leather (GB)||1966||Porsche 912||1720|
|5||stephen Hardwick (GB)||TBC||0||TBC||0|
|6||Paul Heaney (GB)||Sandra Heaney (GB)||1976||Triumph TR6||2500|
|7||Alistair Leckie (GB)||Matt Outhwaite (GB)||1984||SAAB 900 Turbo||1985|
|8||Paul Mills (GB)||Jan Mills (GB)||1969||Volvo Amazon||1986|
|9||Michael Moss (GB)||James Ewing (GB)||1985||Volkswagen Golf Gti Mk 2||1790|
|10||Peter Nedin (GB)||Clare Nedin (GB)||1968||Sunbeam Stiletto||998|
|1||Bronwyn Burrell (NZ)||Suzanne Barker (GB)||1969||Austin Maxi||1750|
|2||Giovanni Gallarati (IT)||Giorgia Gallarati (IT)||0||0|
|3||Paul Day (GB)||Alun Jones (GB)||1963||MG B||1800|
|4||Chris Pearson (GB)||Rob Faulkner (GB)||1965||Volvo Amazon 122 S||1780|
|5||William Garrett (GB)||Simon Garrett (GB)||1978||TVR Taimar||2995|
|6||Chris Howell (GB)||Jon Briggs (GB)||1964||Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1||1558|
|7||Nigel Mason (GB)||TBC||1973||MG B GT||1800|
|8||Peter Moore (GB)||TBC (GB)||0||0|
|9||Stephen Owens (GB)||Nick Bloxham (GB)||1962||Porsche 356B||1595|
|10||David Ward (GB)||Sally Ward (GB)||1974||Ferrari Dino 308GT4||2926|