January 21, 2011
racers ready to roar into action at this
weekend's Brean Rally
smell of burning rubber and the sound of screeching tyres will
be in the air at Brean this weekend when dozens of teams take
part in the village's annual car rally.
Brean Leisure Park is hosting the 15th annual K&R Mitsubishi
Stages Rally on Saturday and Sunday (January 22nd and 23rd).
a present entry of more than 70 competitors gathered from all
parts of the South West and beyond, the organisers are expecting
some close competition throughout the classes.
drivers already entered are Peter Lloyd, the winner of the 2010
race in his Subaru Impreza S12 WRC, Dave Kynaston in his Audi
A3 Quatro, Steve Furzeland in his Subaru Impreza WRC and Karl
Broad in his MG Metro 6R4. Also featuring in the line-up is a
Ford RS200, Mitsubishi Evos and an Aston Martin Rally GT.
Winner for the past two years Peter Lloyd will be out to become
the first driver to make it three in a row. Peter
stopped Kynastons run in 2009 and is running directly behind
him this year will be out to thwart Lloyds attempt.
are welcome over both days and gates open at the park from 8am.
Admission is by a £20 car parking charge, which includes
a souvenir programme and a free draw for a 3 or 4 day break at
the holiday park during the summer months. The park is opening
both its indoor and outdoor catering facilities, as well as a
seated covered grandstand for the weekend. Racing starts at 10am.
rally is split into sections, leg one is on Saturday with six
special stages and leg two is on Sunday with a further six special
"An added extra to this year's rally is a Trophy Rally section
which is made up from those competitors who were unfortunate not
to have completed the Saturday stages, through mechanical failures.
Providing they can get their car fit overnight then they can come
back into the rally on Sunday," organiser Rod McKenna told
"This is the fifteenth year for this popular rally and it
has attracted what is probably the highest standard of entry in
its history, with no less than five World Rally Cars among the
The rally, promoted by Club Rallysport West, will form the opening
round of the Association of South Western Motor Clubs and the
Cotswold Motor Sport Group.
rally is this year supporting Help for Heroes and local charity