thrills and spills watched by crowds at Brean Rally
of spectators have flocked to Brean this weekend to watch over
90 drivers from across the UK take part in the 20th annual Brean
2016 rally started on Saturday and continues on Sunday 24th January
at Brean Leisure Park from 10am.
crowds got to watch fast-paced bumper-to-bumper action on Saturday
and previous winners Steve and Yvonne Furzeland in their Subura
Impreza world rally car led the overall rally by 29 seconds at
the end of the first day's racing.
"This is the twentieth consecutive year for the rally at
Brean and it promises to be as exciting and as big as ever with
some of the top rally crews from around the UK taking part,"
organiser Rod McKenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The rally, promoted by locally based Club Rallysport West,
is the opening round of 3 major regional rally championships,
the Association of South Western Motor Clubs, Association West
Midlands Motor Clubs Heart of England and the Cotswold Motor Sport
"The rally has recently been awarded the title of the South
West's 'Best Sealed Surface Rally for 2015', an accolade which
is made all the more gratifying as it is an award voted on by
the competitors. This is the second time we have won this award,
the last occasion being 2011."
Held entirely within the confines of the Brean Leisure Park in
Somerset, the event is expected to attract a capacity entry of
around 90 teams.
crews will tackle the 12 special stages over two days around the
roads of the Brean Leisure Park.
The rally is once again expected to attract a wide range of rally
cars from World Rally Cars to the ever popular Ford Escorts, Vauxhall's
The organisers are ensuring that spectators are well looked after
with three spectator areas giving excellent viewing of the rally
stages. This together with a covered seated grandstand and the
parks inside and outside catering facilities, will provide a weekend
extravaganza of motorsport.
Spectators will be admitted to the park over both days for an
admission charge of just £5 (accompanied children under
12 will be admitted free) and car parking will be £5.