90 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 enter,” 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 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.

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.