annual Brean Rally revs into action this weekend - full preview
drivers from across the UK are gearing up to take part in the
20th annual Brean Rally,
which returns to the village this weekend.
The 2016 rally is being held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th
January at the Leisure Park.
"This will be 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 expected to
organiser Rod McKenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The rally, promoted by locally based Club Rallysport West,
will be 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.
The 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
A great feature of the rally will be the pre rally scutineering
of the cars, which will take place at the Weston College Campus
in the Locking Road on the Friday preceding the rally. This provides
an excellent chance for the public to see the rally cars close
up and admission to the campus is free.
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.