Chatsworth Hosts the Tesco 99 British Rally Championship

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British
Rally Championship, the Rally Show at Chatsworth
– together with the organizers of the Tesco 99
British Rally Championship – have arranged for
four of the nine stage events which will form part
of the Show to qualify for BRC points.

The Tesco 99 British Rally Championship kicks off
in April with the Pirelli International in Cumbria;
the second round in May is the Jim Clark
International, held in the Scottish Borders. The
BRC will next visit the Rally Show at Chatsworth
in June, where all registered BRC contenders
who start the event will score five class bonus
points towards their end-of-year total.

To make this a very special occasion, the Show is
contacting all past winners of the BRC to try and
get them to Chatsworth for the weekend of 7/8
June and is organizing a birthday party for the
championship, to be held on the Show site on the
Saturday evening.

The Championship Manager of the Tesco 99 BRC,
Mark Taylor said: “We are simply delighted to be
able to accept this invitation and bring the
spectacle of the premier British championship to
the crowds at Chatsworth. It means that all of us
associated with it – competitors, rally organizers,
teams and sponsors – can have a mid-summer
party to celebrate 50 years of glorious British
rallying.”

There was excitement, too, from the Rally Show
Director, Malcolm Neill, who added: “To have such
an influx of top-quality modern rally cars and their
drivers is a real boost for us in the second year
that we have staged this unique event. And it will
be a personal pleasure to have many of the
people with us who have given so much to British
rallying over the last 50 years.

“We are also trying to have examples of the cars
which have succeeded in the BRC to demonstrate,
in order to complete the picture. It should make
for a very impressive party!”

All this is in addition to the regular Rally Show at
Chatsworth attractions, which include competitive
events for both modern and historic rally cars,
demonstrations of both historic cars and exotic
modern ones, stage sessions for owners of rally
cars, star rally drivers from past and present,
motor club and commercial displays, shops and
other entertaining distractions. The whole object
of the weekend is to provide a wide range of
interests centered on rallying, while at the same
time providing other things which will please the
entire family.

Tickets for spectators are already on sale at the
Show website and it is worth knowing that they
can be bought at the 2007 price up to 31 January
2008. In February, entries will open officially for
the various rallies and stage sessions, although
anyone considering entering any of these is
advised to register their name and interest on
the website at the earliest opportunity to avoid
disappointment.