Published: January 26, 2012
Over 90 cars ready to roar into action at this weekend's Brean Rally

The 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 16th annual K&R Mitsubishi Stages Rally on Saturday and Sunday (January 28th and 29th).

With an entry of more than 90 competitors gathered from all parts of the South West and beyond, the organisers are expecting some close competition throughout the classes.

Among the entries for 2012 will be drivers out to defend their 2011 championship titles and start the new season in winning style. The rally will contain a range of cars, from Ford Escorts, Vauxhall Novas, Corsas and Peugeots, through to state of the art World Rally Cars, such as the Ford Fiesta and Focus, Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Evos.

The 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 stages.

Organiser Rod McKenna told "This is the sixteenth year for this popular rally and it has attracted what is probably the highest standard of entry in its history, with several World Rally Cars among the top entries."

Spectators will be able to watch the action from a covered seated grandstand and heated refreshments will be available. All other indoor catering facilities will also be available within the park.

Spectators will be admitted to the park over both days for a charge of £5 (accompanied children under 12 will be admitted free) and car parking will be £5. Gates open from 8.30am on both days and racing will start at 10am each day.

The rally will be supporting two organisations, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and specialist motor sport rescue unit West Country Rescue.

One of the supporting attractions over the weekend will be a display stand representing Dorchester-based Clay Pigeon Kart Club who will be displaying a whole range of karts, from junior through to senior formulas. Experts will be on hand to advise on all aspects of the sport.


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