Press Statement for immediate release
The 2012 Jim Clark Rally is just 5 weeks away and some new mileage will feature during this year’s event.
Rally organisers can now release more details of this year’s route which includes high speed action on around some new look stages.
The rally, which runs on a special Parliamentary Order, was first run on the Closed Roads of the Scottish Borders back in 1997. The order limits the event to operating the necessary closures within the old county boundaries of Berwickshire a limit that restricts the number of roads available.
Roads in the Auchencraw area will feature for the first time as an addition to the International and National Rally’s ‘Edrom’ stage. Running over both fast ‘B’ roads and narrow classic Berwickshire county lanes the organisers are promising a great new challenge for the drivers. Not to be out done the Reivers Rally will also feature an extension to the Bothwell stage which has not been used by the Scottish Rally Championship counter before.
The rally gets underway on the Friday evening with the very popular Duns ceremonial start and street stage. The Rally, round four in this year’s British Rally Championship, retains most of the classic stages like ‘Abbey St Bathans’ which will this year be part of the eight stage 100 mile Saturday itinerary. All of the events which make up the Jim Clark’s ‘Great Rallying Weekend’ also retain their Duns start and finishes.
The rally takes place at the start of the Queens Jubilee bank holiday weekend between the 1st and 3rd June.
“We have always managed to put together a route interesting to both drivers and spectators and this year is no exception. The committee are forever trying to improve and find new challenges but after 14 years we thought we had looked at all of the possibilities, so to be able to find and utilise more of these excellent rallying roads is great news. I’m sure the competitors are particularly going to enjoy them.
This comes in a year when we have had other challenges, particularly as the event runs during the Queens Jubilee weekend while other local functions are going on. Thank you very much to the people of Berwickshire.
We will release further details over the coming weeks.
For further information contact:
Mob: 07714 715 187