Summer Trial 2022



The Perfect Introductory Event

24 - 26 June 2022

In keeping with what has now become tradition, after two years exploring Shropshire and its neighbouring counties the Summer Trial moves to a new location for 2022. Our new base in the Grantham area will give us great access to some of the best roads and venues that are available in the interesting and often unexplored county of Lincolnshire. The fact that Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England and that it is predominantly farmland, bodes well for an entertaining event that should enable crews to enjoy uncluttered roads and scenic byways.

By limiting the amount of time spent away from home, the Summer Trial allows crews to enjoy a multi day event while minimising the impact on work and other real-life commitments. In 2022 our timetable will see things reverting to the original and popular format that will enable most crews to travel to the start on the Friday morning and depart for home early on Sunday afternoon. Navigation is straightforward and many chose the event to introduce other family members or colleagues to the sport; others like to take part in order to shake down their cars in preparation for our longer duration events but an enjoyable time is in stall for everyone.

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Start Date


Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of Route

395 Miles

Approx. Leg Mileage


Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1991


Navigation Type


Exp. No. of Tests


Exp. No. of Regularities


Masters Class


HERO-ERA Cup Coefficient


HPM Entry Fee


(until 31 Dec 2021 then £1485)

Entry Fee


(until 31 Dec 2021 then £1650)

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

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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 2022, 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.

Event Schedule


Leg One - Steady Away

Leg 1 will provide the less experienced crews with the opportunity to settle into the event with one or two tests and non taxing regularities as we loop out and around the local area.


Leg Two - Gathering Momentum

Leg 2 represents the ‘meat’ of the event as we venture further afield into new territory taking in the best venues and sampling the unique countryside and roads that Lincolnshire has to offer.


Leg Three - Full Swing to The End

We conclude proceedings with the final leg which will once again loops out into more new territory before returning to our base for lunch and an awards presentation allowing everyone to head home in the early afternoon.

Vehicle Information

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards unless the crew are deemed to be ‘Masters’
  • The cars will be split into classes, and may be based on age, cc and body Type
  • Entry is open to any vehicle of a specification valid before the 1st January 1991
  • The scoring on the test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars
  • 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

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.

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed “Tulip” style Routebook with overview maps
  • Novice Briefing covering the use of the Routebook and Regularity rallying
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Bed and breakfast in a twin or double room Friday 25th June & Saturday 26th June (upgrade to single rooms available subject to availability at an additional cost)
  • Evening meals on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Coffee & tea (or a cold drink) on Friday and Saturday afternoon as well as  Saturday & Sunday morning
  • Event regalia
  • Extensive awards list

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.

Entry List

Summer Trial 2022 - Confirmed Entries

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Summer Trial 2022 - Pending Entries

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