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ERRC Championship Archive - 2011

This page is an archive of ERRC News and Points for 2011

Prizegiving – 27th November

The ERRC 2011 prizegiving is now arranged at the Oxfordshire Inn, Bletchington, Oxford OX5 3DX from 12.00 midday on Sunday 27th November. The prizegiving itself will be at 2pm but come along before and enjoy a meal from the Carvery for £12.95 for 3 courses (pay on the day).

This is your chance to reflect on last year with your fellow competitors and friends, and hear about next year’s championship and the new Summer Challenge as featured in Motorsport News (p33 19.10.11).

The prizegiving poster is >>HERE

2011 Championship Results

Andrew Lees & Simon Lassam - The Champions in action

Andrew Lees & Simon Lassam - The Champions in Action

The results of the 2011 Endurance Road Rally Championship are now final. Congratulations go to our new champions, Andrew Lees and Simon Lassam who are rewarded for many years loyal support of the Championship. They win the Torqbar and Restore Nutrition Trophies respectively. Also mention must be made of the Novice Class in which both the drivers’ and navigators’ titles went to the tie decider, well done to Dave Axford and David Thorpe, who win the Andy Lane and Peter Scott Trophies and commiserations to David and Tom Banner. Tom has the consolation of winning the trophy for navigators under 25. The Keay Consulting Trophy for drivers under 25 goes to Oli Wakeman while Suze Endean wins the Jean Appleton Trophy for the first lady driver.

Congratulations to all our winners and to all the rest, thanks for your support and better luck next year. The full awards list is >>HERE

Awards will be presented at a lunch in the Oxford area on 27th November. Venue and details to be announced very shortly.

Championship Provisional Results

Following the regrettable cancellation of the Exmoor Rally it is now possible to publish the provisional results of the 2011 championship.

The £2000 Endurnace Rally Car

The £2000 Endurance Car – see it at the show

While this year has been dogged by poor entry numbers and cancelled events, plans are now being prepared for a re launch of the series next year with possibly a few radical changes to the Championship format while sticking with the proven low cost formula for car preparation.

We expect to have the £2000 Endurance Car on the Go Motorsport stand at the ‘MotorSport UK’ exhibition on the 5th/6th November at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Visit us there to find out more. GoMotorsport logo

Exmoor Cancellation

Reproduced from http://www.exmoorendurancerally.com

It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this years Exmoor Endurance Rally. We have 26 entries as of today. We are very determined to run the event next year. As competitors I think that you are entitled to a full explanation of our decision, and we will provide this to you next week. As some people may be aware our entries secretary is away, so while we have full account of the number of entries we do not have a complete e mail list. So we apologise to the few of you who do not receive this message directly from us. We would like to thank all of you who have supported us and we share your disappointment.

Regards
Martin

Exmoor Entries Open

Regulations are now out and entries open for the final round of the 2011 ERRC, the Exmoor Endurance Rally, on 1st/2nd October. Please see http://www.exmoorendurancerally.com for details.

Start and finish is from the Holiday Inn, Taunton, less than 1 minute from Junction 25 of the M5. The route includes approximately 80 miles of top quality tests on Forestry Commission, Crown Estates land and the famous Porlock Hill, which this year will be used downhill in the dark!

There will not be a traditional 150 mile night road rally as in previous years; instead the night section will consist of a mix of selectives and short road sections with navigation by a combination of marked maps and six figure grid references (given to the competitor in plenty of time to plot). Don't worry if you think the event has gone too soft, as the road sections that have been selected will present a real challenge for the drivers while keeping the navigation straight forward for the less expert. The last road section will finish 9 miles from the finish so the incredibly compact nature of the event will be maintained.

Despite increased Forestry charges the entry fee has been kept at £295. The late entry fee has been dropped, but please, please enter in good time, it calms the organiser's nerves and helps the planning considerably.

Bullnose Regulations and Entry Form now available

  • The Bullnose Endurance Rally Regulations are >> HERE
  • The Bullnose Endurance Rally Entry Form is >> HERE

Training Day 30th July

Fantastic weather, a fantastic turnout and lots of smiling faces all helped to make the ERRC / ERA Training Day at Gaydon a great success.

There is a selection of training day pictures on the ERRC Facebook pages >> HERE

Good News .... and Bad

The future is looking bright for the Endurance Road Rally Championship, as we bring you the great news that we have a new rally for 2012! It is welcome to the Ross & District Motor Sports Club who will run the Ross Endurance Road Rally on April 28th. The rally will start and finish in Ross-on-Wye and feature about 60 miles of selectifs – most of which have never been used for motorsport – including an 11 miler. A 60-mile night section is also planned which will either be pre plot or use a tulip roadbook. Entry fee is expected to be around £200.

So this is how the 2012 ERRC season is looking right now (all dates provisional):
  • Britvic Revival – 18th / 19th February
  • Great Bustard – 31st March/1st April
  • Ross – 28th April
  • Bullnose – 1st September
  • Exmoor – 29th / 30th September

However, unfortunately, the final rally of the 2011 ERRC has been called off, after the following statement from Chelmsford Motor Club:

“Chelmsford Motor Club regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2011 EACS Endurance. Planning for this year's event has been impacted by uncertainty over agreeing terms for access to the local forests and some other key driving test venues. The low level of entries received for the 2010 event did not make it easy to put together a challenging event that would run within a reduced budget, and the organising team felt it better not to run the event rather than attempt to have a rally that did not match the high standards set by the EACS Endurance in previous years and by the other events in the championship. The club remains committed to the ERRC and is already planning the 2012 Britvic Revival.”

We thank Chelmsford Motor Club for their continued support and look forward to the Britvic in February. This means there are now two events left this year, the Bullnose on 3rd September and the Exmoor on 1st/2nd October. For the championship scores this will mean that you count the best three results of the year.

Training Day 30th July

We hope to run an Endurance Road Rally Championship Training Day on Saturday 30th July. It’s open to everyone, competitors past and present, hopefully a few new faces and anyone else who wants to come along and join the fun, you’re all welcome. We’ll be holding seminars on navigation and car preparation plus there will be a gymkhana/autotest before it’s time to eat, drink and catch up with your friends.

We have the option of basing this training day at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, however this is only viable if enough people come. So, if you’re interested in coming on Saturday 30th July, please let us know! E-mail lizzie@endurance-rallying.co.uk by Sunday June 5th.

Bullnose and Exmoor updates

The Bullnose and The Exmoor Endurance Rallies have published flyers with progress and planning news for their 2011 events.

  • The Bullnose Endurance Rally flyer is >> HERE
  • The Exmoor Endurance Rally flyer is >> HERE

Great Bustard Rally – Top points to Andrew Lees and Simon Lassam

The Great Bustard rally was won by Owen Turner/Andrew Dadswell in their Metro from Andrew Lees/Simon Lassam in a Nova. However Owen was not running on Sportway Tyres, leaving top championship points on the event to Andrew and Simon. Full results at www.sandscc.co.uk

Great Bustard - Discount Entry Fee Extended

Entries are now coming in fast for the Great Bustard Rally on 2/3 April. To help any of you with car problems after the Britvic, the organisers have decided to extend the discount entry fee of only £195 until 7th March. You will still be able to enter after that date up until 25th March at the standard fee of £225. www.sandscc.co.uk

Spill Kit Clarification

Following the Britvic Rally, championship scrutineer Rob Dominy has obtained clarification from the MSA of the details of spill kits which must be carried in cars on all endurance road rallies.
Each car must carry a ‘small spill kit’ defined as follows :-

  • Absorbent pads or granular absorbent material capable of dealing with spillages up to 1.25 litres capacity.

The MSA confirms that the definitions on P57 of the Blue Book requiring pads and granular material are incorrect.

New ERRC logo

Logo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Tom Banner who has won the competition to design a logo for the Endurance Road Rally Championship. His entry is striking and clear and will hopefully become instantly recognised in rallying circles. He wins free registration for himself and his driver in this year’s championship.

We had a good entry and our thanks and commiserations go to all of you who entered without success. The logo will now appear on championship publicity and paperwork and we will be getting stickers printed for your cars.

The Great Bustard Rally

Regs and Online Entry Form for The Great Bustard Rally are now available to download from the Salisbury & Shaftesbury Car Club Website. www.sandscc.co.uk
  • Round 2 of the Championship is on 2nd/3rd April
  • Starting at Frome Cattle Market the rally will have around 80 miles of selectifs, including Worthy farm and Keevil Airfield; a competitive road rally section with standard sections and jogularity.
  • New for this year will be a navigator’s instruction session before the start given by a leading road rally navigator.
  • Entry is only £195 per crew if received by 4 March
Britvic January Bulletin

Not Long To Go ...

Jamie Turner and the whole Chelmsford MC team are moving into top gear as the Britvic first round of the 2011 Endurance Rally Championship approaches fast. It looks like being a really good one. Click the image right to download the January edition Rally Bulletin.... as Jamie says '...all is set for a really great start to the year'. If you can't be there as a competitor perhaps you can help with the marshalling... ring Claudia Aldridge. The number is in the bulletin.

ERRC - get involved!

There are now even more ways to keep up to date with the latest news from the Endurance Road Rally Championship as we have launched new Twitter and Facebook pages – come and join us.

And … it’s competition time! We are looking for a new logo for the Endurance Road Rally Championship and want to see your ideas. The lucky winner will receive free entry for them and their driver/nav (as appropriate) for the 2011 ERRC. All potential logos should:
  • Use the letters ‘ERRC’ but not the year (so we can use it every year)
  • Work in full colour and also in black and white

The ERRC reserves the right to select a logo not entered in the competition. Entries are made on the understanding that the ERRC will have full rights to the use of the chosen logo.

This is surely the perfect Christmas project. Entries are open now and close on Friday 28th January 2011. We look forward hearing from you. In the meantime, all best wishes for Christmas and the year ahead.

 The ERRC prizegiving

The Winners are ...

The Milton Hill House Hotel in Oxfordshire was the venue on December 12th for the 2010 Endurance Road Rally Championship end of year prizegiving. Owen Turner and Andrew Dadswell were crowned the year’s top driver and navigator having won three championship rounds in 2010, Richard Mclachlan and Eddie Clough second overall.

For the full awards list click >> HERE

A chance to meet friends away from rallies, remember an enjoyable year and thank the championship’s organisers and sponsors, it was also a time to look forward to the season ahead which kicks off with the Britvic Revival on February 19th & 20th.

2011 Championship Rule Changes

There are two significant rule changes for the championship for 2011.

TYRES
The first is the return to the mandatory use of Sportway Tyres. Following improvements to the tyre design and testing of the new tyres, together with observing their performance during events through last season, it has been decided to return to the ‘one make’ tyre format for championship contenders. For next season therefore, you must use Sportway Tyres to qualify for points in the championship.

CLASSES
Secondly please note revisions to the class structure for 2011. In order to even out the performance gap between older cars running with carburettors and newer machines benefitting from fuel injection, the carburettor cars have been given their own class and a new award. To avoid a proliferation of poorly supported classes the 1300cc classes have been dropped and 1000cc cars are merged with the diesel class. Classes for 2011 are therefore as follows:-

  1. Masters in fuel injected petrol cars 1001 – 1400cc
  2. Masters in petrol cars with carburettors 1001 - 1400cc
  3. Masters in petrol cars up to 1000cc and diesel cars up to 2000cc
  4. Experts in fuel injected petrol cars 1001 – 1400cc
  5. Experts in petrol cars with carburettors 1001 - 1400cc
  6. Experts in petrol cars up to 1000cc and diesel cars up to 2000cc
  7. Novices in petrol cars up to 1400cc and diesel cars up to 2000cc

2011 Regulations & Registration Form
Download the 2011 E.R.R.Championship Regulations >>HERE
Download the 2011 E.R.R.Championship Registration Form >> HERE

Britvic announced as new first round of Championship!

Chelmsford Motor Club is delighted to announce that Britvic will be the principle sponsor of a brand new Endurance Rally supporting Help for Heroes.

Britvic is one of Europe's leading soft drinks companies, with a portfolio of market leading brands, such as Robinsons, J2O, Fruit Shoot, Tango and Pepsi. To be known as the Britvic Revival, the first round of the Championship will take place on Saturday 19th February 2011 with the start and finish held in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Clerk of the Course Jamie Turner comments ‘We are thrilled to have Britvic on board as principle sponsor - this really will raise the profile of both this exciting new event and our support for the Help for Heroes campaign. Britvic have previously supported motorsport events in the Eastern Counties and it’s great to welcome them back’.

Containing up to 90 miles of sealed and unsealed surface selective sections including 15 miles in the dark, together with an evening navigation section, this brand new rally promises to be a real endurance test for both car and crew members. Within days of the event being announced, competitors committing to take part now number twenty, some weeks before official entries open in early December on the official website, www.chelmsfordmc.co.uk

Great Bustard News

The Great Bustard rally will be the second round of the 2011 Endurance Road Rally Championship, running on 2nd/3rd April. The organisers are re-designing the event to run with an entry fee of less than £200 without losing favourite venues. More news very shortly on www.sandscc.co.uk

Owen Turner and Andrew Dadswell are top ERR 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