Crowds of spectators have flocked to Brean this weekend to watch over 90 drivers from across the UK take part in the 20th annual Brean Rally.

The 2016 rally started on Saturday and continues on Sunday 24th January at Brean Leisure Park from 10am.

The 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

“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 Group.”

“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 and Peugeots.

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.