2023 HRCR Stage Masters Challenge
Welcome to the 2023 Stage Masters Challenge! We think that we have put a great calendar together that will suit gravel experts and asphalt experts alike and want to place emphasis on it being a fun and social series. With seven asphalt and five gravel rallies there is plenty of choice on offer and it is also a big opportunity for owners of Category One cars to come out and challenge for the Asphalt Cup. Two of the rallies have double points scoring opportunities and there is a mix of events to suit budgets whilst also offering the chance to contest some more adventurous rallies like the Manx National, Three Shires Stages and Rali Ceredigion. All the gravel events are geographically compact and will use the best of Welsh forest stages. There will also be an overall challenge champion crowned (driver & co-driver) which will tempt the gravel crews to try asphalt as well during the year.
Above all we aim to run a challenge that is primarily fun and will provide some great camaraderie throughout the year. Kicking off the season will be the Get Jerky Rally North Wales on Saturday March 25th, based in Welshpool it will be a fitting start to the season before more gravel on the RallyNuts Stages a little further south in Builth Wells followed by a flurry of asphalt events with the Dixies Challenge on Epynt, a double header on the Manx Rally and a visit to Brawdy in west Wales.
Two more gravel events, the Nicky Grist Stages and the Woodpecker Stages follow before the chance to try some closed road rallying on the Three Shires Stages or another double header for Rali Ceredigion over epic closed Welsh roads. The season finale is a trip to the Forest of Dean for the Wyedean Stages, tracks which are unique and well loved by the rally fraternity.
Registrations officially open at the HRCR Open Day at Gaydon on January 14th and remember that because the Challenge is ‘closed to club’ you will also need to be a fully paid up member of HRCR. The benefits of this include a bi-monthly magazine which will land on your doormat and keep you up to date with all aspects of historic rallying
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