Following on from the success of the 2016 running of The Devils Own Rally, the 2017 event will once again include a night section that will be more than a little bit entertaining! The planned route will be 180 miles or so with 22 of these on private land, we are also including some great test venues, it is an event for competitors - put on by current competitors, the sort of event we would like to compete on.
As stated on the Home page, this will be a challenging event and whilst we welcome novices to enter, we'd like to reiterate that the navigation will be traditional HRCR style and could be tricky for those with less experience.
· Starting and finishing at Greenlands Farm Village, just off junction 35 of the M6
· Saturday morning scrutineering.
· Lunch time start with a packed leg of private land tests, with a couple of regularities to get the navigators warmed up.
· Evening halt and meal at a local stately home.
· Pre-plot evening section of regularity sections on the OS sheet 96 & 90. A rare chance to sample the classic roads of the lake district national park and some classic roads of old.
· All cars finished by 10 pm for the awards presentation.
This event is an ideal warm up for car and crew before the RAC Rally of The Tests or Le Jog.
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The route has been designed by Kevin Savage, Martyn Taylor and Dan Willan - all of whom have their roots in night rallying in the local area. They have competed to a high level on historic events all over Europe and aim to apply their experience to make a fun yet challenging event. Bearing in mind that the event will encompass all abilities, route presentation will be back to basics; no tricks, minimal speed changes and the majority of the route pre-plot. The 2017 Devils Own Rally has been designed to test driver’s skills behind the wheel and the navigator’s ability to read a map.
The provisional route has been approved by the local RLO's including the following:
• Eight private land tests.
• Eight regularity sections - five of them in darkness, including a world famous section of forestry.
• All sections will be either ready to go or pre-plot.
• We are using a large portion of Forestry Commission land, therefore we have had to raise the entry fee to reflect this.