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ERRC Championship Archive - 2010

This page is an archive of ERRC News and Points for 2010

   The 2010 Drivers Points  |  The 2010 Navigators Points

Owen Turner and Andrew Dadswell are top ERRC crew for 2010

After a season of four hard fought events in the Endurance Road Rally Championship supported by Sportway Tyres, Turner and Dadswell’s three first places were enough to snatch victory from Richard McLachlan & Eddie Clough who put in a consistent showing, never finishing below 3rd place on an event. Third in the championship were last year’s winners Jamie Turner and Dan Harrison. Click the link for the full list of awards >> 2010 ERRC Award Winners

Prizegiving will be on 12th December at the Milton Hill House Hotel, Steventon, OX13 6AF, when full details of next year’s championship will be announced. The first two events in next year’s calendar will be the Britvic Rally on 19/20th February and the Great Bustard on 2/3rd April.

Special thanks go to our supporters, Sportway Tyres, REIS insurance and GAZ shocks. Also grateful thanks must go to all our event organisers through what has not been an easy season.

Championship Final Positions

Now the EACS rally is over, the final points scores are now shown in the Drivers and Navigators points tables.

Please also get your bookings in for the Awards Presentation Lunch on 12th December.


Please get your bookings in as soon as possible and in any case by 5th November. Hope to see most of you there.

Harvest Rally Cancellation

Following the regrettable cancellation of the Harvest Rally which was scheduled as the final round of the Championship, please note that in accordance with Championship Regulation 8.2 the three best scores of the season will count towards Championship positions.

Prizegiving Lunch

Download the Prizegiving Ticket Application for tickets and more details.

It seems early to be thinking of prizes for the 2010 championship as we have only had one event so far. However, as you know the remainder of the events now come thick and fast.

With progress being made towards a better balance season next year, the prizegiving and launch of the 2011 Championship will take place on Sunday 12th December, two weeks after the Harvest Rally.

Once again the event will be held at the Milton Hill House Hotel near Oxford with a bargain price of only £15.00/head, reduction for children. If it is too early to commit yourself just yet, please let Dick Appleton know whether you are thinking of coming. This gives an early indication of numbers which will help with the arrangements. Find contact details on the Contacts page or see Dick at the start of the Bullnose.

EACS Endurance Rally Flyer

Chelmsford Motor Club have published an EACS Endurance Flyer

As a reminder the regulations are published on 1st August and you can enter and pay on-line at  between 15th August and 14th October 2010. As an incentive to enter CMC are offering the chance to defer part of the entry fee until 1st November - some of you may be a bit hard-up after the Exmoor. Please show confidence and commitment and enter early - if you cancel, a full refund will be given until five days before the event.

Classified Ads Page

We have added a classified ads page to the Competitors section of this website. Our first ad is a great opportunity for someone to aquire a very well prepared and sorted Endurance car.

CMC EACS Endurance Rally - 30th October 2010

Chelmsford Motor Club, MSA / JLT Sport Club of the Year 2009, is pleased to announce the 2010 EACS Endurance.

Starting late in the morning of Saturday 30th October, the 180 mile day route will be based around MoD Woodbridge, with up to 40 miles of selectifs at various Suffolk venues linked by some pretty country lanes.

After a supper halt in Ipswich a night leg of around 100 miles will start with up to 20 miles of smooth gravel selectifs in the local forests and simple navigational sections on tarmac lanes. The event finishes with an awards presentation before midnight at the Holiday Inn. A special rate has been negotiated with the Holiday Inn for those crews wish to carry on socialising.

The route instructions will consist of a tulip road book complemented by detailed selectif diagrams which will ensure that crews of all abilities can complete the rally.

Regs will be available on from 1st August and entries will open on 15th August. You can enter and pay online at between 15th August and 14th October 2010. As an incentive to enter CMC are offering the chance to defer part of the entry fee until 1st November. Please show confidence and commitment and enter early - should you need to cancel your entry, a full refund will be given until 5 days before the event.

Bullnose – Full Steam Ahead

The Bullnose organising group have been working since the finish of last year's event to ensure that future events grow on the success of previous years and provide you with a challenging and value for money event, complete with the social aspects that have been requested in much of the feedback they have received.

We are therefore pleased to announce that the 2010 Bullnose will be running in its traditional one day format of tests in Oxfordshire on Saturday 4 September.

In addition to the usual blend of mixed surface tests, the event will include an element of competitive mileage on the public highway, bringing the Bullnose in line with the Endurance format found on other Championship events.

The event is currently undergoing some fine tuning and will be formally launched when all is in place.

Please direct any initial expressions of interest to Zoe by

Huntsman Endurance Road Rally Cancelled

It is with great regret that we have to confirm that Round Two of the Championship, the Huntsman Endurance Road Rally, is cancelled. We were notified of this decision two days ago. Despite utmost efforts by the Championship Organisers we are unable to convince Carlton MC to change their mind.

You can read the official statement from Carlton MC HERE

SSCC Rally Test Day

Salisbury & Shaftesbury Car Club are promoting a “Rally Test” on 16 May 2010 at Henstridge Airfield (MR 183 746 204). It will be a great opportunity for those who want to practise their off road skills and test their car on a mixed surface. Regs and entry form are HERE or follow this link

Harvest Rally joins 2010 Championship

We are delighted to announce the incorporation of the ‘all new’ Harvest Rally in the 2010 Endurance Road Rally Championship. The event will become the final round of this year’s championship, running on 27th/28th November. Organised by the South Hams Motor Club with championship regular Richard Brooks at the helm, he is backed by many of the ‘Audi SW’ team.

This notice constitutes formal notice of the additional event in the championship in accordance with clause 8.1 of the regulations and brings the total number of rounds to 6 for the purpose of clause 8.2.

Great Bustard Road Rally

 Martin Clark and Bob Rutherford

An excellent win for Martin Clark and Bob Rutherford
Picture byM&H Photography

Martin Clark and Bob Rutherford of Tavern MC won this year’s Great Bustard Rally in their Rover 200 by a close margin of 15 seconds from Richard Mclachlan and Eddie Clough (Chelmsford MC) in a Rover 214.

The Salisbury and Shaftesbury Car Club had as usual put on a tough event for the opening round of the Sportway Tyres Endurance Road Rally Championship. 38 endurance cars started the rally at Frome Cattle Market at 1pm on Saturday 10 April. The first selectif was a short test on tarmac where Claire Abrey, the only woman driver on the rally, posted fastest time on both runs.

The rally then moved into Wiltshire where crews tackled the long concrete runs of Keevil Airfield with Jamie Turner and Dan Harrison (csma) posting the fastest time of 17 minutes 46 seconds in their Rover 200. The rest of the afternoon was spent moving between Wiltshire and Somerset visiting many farms, on gravel roads and woodland tracks.

The longest selectif of the rally was at Worthy Farm, more famous as the Glastonbury Festival Site, where Jamie and Dan again posted the fastest time of 25 minutes 8 seconds.

 Richard Mclachlan and Eddie Clough

Second placed Richard Mclachlan and Eddie Clough
Picture byM&H Photography

However, as the cars started the 100 mile night section it was Richard Mclachlan and Eddie Clough who were leading the field. Two regularities, where cars had to travel at an average speed of 28 mph proved difficult for many crews.

The rally went back to the gravel roads and woodland tracks and visited Worthy Farm again which was particularly challenging in the dark. Claire Abrey and Matt Fowle (Chelmsford MC) got the fewest penalties in their Rover 214 on the night section but it was not enough to take the lead.

At 3.30 am on Sunday morning Martin Clark and Bob Rutherford came in third for the night section to gain the overall lead of the rally. Jamie Turner and Dan Harrison finished seventh to take third place overall.

22 cars finished, the full results can be seen on the club’s web site at The rally raised over £500 for the Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance Appeal.

Lots of New Names Registered for the Championship

There are quite a few regulars missing from the latest list of registered competitors. The good news is that there are also lots of new names there – welcome to all of you.

Here is a plea to all of you who are planning on Registering at the start of the Gt. Bustard. Of course, you will still be able to register at signing on – but please spare a thought for the Organisers who have to process your form(s), issue cards and keep smiling. The Championship Organisers are also the Clerks of Course for the Gt. Bustard and will no doubt be rather busy on the Saturday morning.

Please download the Registration Forms >> HERE   ...and post them off well before your first event.

You can see the full list of Championship Entrants >> DRIVERS | NAVIGATORS (as at 1st April)

ERRC - Fire Extinguishers

Clarification of ERRC regulation A.4 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The new approved extinguishant ZERO 2000 is now available in hand held extinguishers as an alternative to AFFF. Either material is acceptable for hand held extinguishers used in Endurance Rally Cars, therefore lines 2 to 5 of ERRC regulation A.4 are deleted and replaced by...

“An AFFF or ZERO 2000 fire extinguisher of at least 1.75 litres. This must be within easy reach of both occupants inside the car and be securely mounted in quick release brackets bolted to the car. If a plumbed-in system is fitted, an additional hand-held extinguisher, as above, must also be fitted.”

Existing compliant extinguishers are NOT rendered obsolete by this change.

First Event Details Announced

The organisers of the popular Great Bustard Endurance Road Rally have now released preliminary information on the first event of the 2010 Endurance Road Rally Championship. All the favourite venues are included (Worthy Farm, Longleat, Stourhead) plus a welcome return to Keevil Airfield for 18 miles of smooth tarmac! A straightforward, yet innovative, Night Section has been designed to suit Experts and Novices. The finish at 2-45 am on Sunday morning means you can all get home in good time on the Sunday.

This is always a popular event so keep an eye on the event website for detailed Regulations and Entry Forms -

Full details of the Great Bustard Flyer are >>HERE (pdf format)

Registrations Arriving

Completed registration Forms for 2010 are now arriving with the organisers.

The first one to be opened comes from Suze Endean of Tilbury. Suze is well known to many regular Endurance crews and has been associated with various forms of Motor Sport for some time. She has recently started driving in events – no doubt spurred on by her new husband Matt Endean. Mrs Endean may be a Novice but we are sure she will quickly move up the ranks – if only to prove a point to hubby. This could become quite a family battle.

What about tyres for 2010?

Following the successful tests, the championship recommend the Sportway R1 or R1+ tyre for the 2010 season. Obtainable from Sportway Tyres

Competitors may also use any tyre in list 4 section L of the MSA Competitors’ Yearbook. However, competitors should be aware that the Silverstone S505 (buffed, marked Lombard) may not be allowed on all events due to risk of damage to roads. Checks will be made at scrutineering to ensure that these tyres are buffed to the approved profile and carry the correct marking. You are strongly advised to check with event organisers before committing to this tyre.

New Sportway Endurance Tyre Tested – November 2009

Many competitors considered they had an abnormally high number of punctures when using the Sportway R1 tyre during 2009. In an attempt to resolve this Sportway have modified the moulds so that they can accommodate stronger reinforced van carcasses whilst retaining the original tread pattern. The company supplied some of these new tyres for evaluation.

On 28th November 2009 a comprehensive test was carried out at Worthy Farm – renowned for its punctures on the 2009 Great Bustard. Dave Smith, Mike Turner and Paul Heal supplied their Endurance Rovers and they were joined by Owen & Jamie Turner, Martin Clark and Matt Fowle who all did some of the driving.

For the full story and Matt Fowle's Tyre Test Day report Read more