Welcome to the 40th Malcolm Wilson Rally – Saturday 7th March 2015
For the 40th time we will provide a forest stage event in the beautiful Lake District. Starting from the friendly town of Cockermouth with documentation & scrutineering taking place in the M-Sport complex. It will be organised by the same experienced team who have been involved for many years. The event has easy access via the M6 motorway & good A roads, the event finish will be within a mile of the M6 shortening the journey home for almost all crews so come on up!
Once again we have had to change many parts of the event. Serious harvesting in the North Lakes forests has meant some changes to stage routes and a new short but entertaining stage. Events are now restricted to running only two sections so we will be running all 2-wheel drive cars in the first group which will have reverse seeding and all 4-wheel drive cars in the second group. We are keeping up with modern trends by making regulations and entries available online with direct payment to our bank account if desired, or use two cheques if that makes life easier. The BTRDA Historic Cup & HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic contenders should appreciate our very smooth forest roads. Well behaved management cars are welcome and may freely use the areas provided.
M-Sport will again provide their superb facilities for scrutineering and overnight rally car park, with signing on in the Merchandising Suite where competitors and service crews will be welcome. Pearl Wilson will again have her stall to raise money for the In house charity of the year, and the Chequered Flag Café will be open for catering – at very reasonable prices both on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Security is still a high priority so please restrict your movements to the areas open to the Rally. Due to the popularity of tours of M-Sport premises last year, competitors & service crews will be able to pre-book for Friday 6th-see entry form for details. Route notes will be available to all competitors; in line with other BTRDA® events these will only be available direct from Brian & Liz Patterson. See separate details within the regulations.
To improve the enjoyment of both driver & co-driver we will provide outline route maps, stage maps & tulips for road & stage sections in the road book posted out in advance – talk about Value for Money! With a big increase in interest in the smaller classes and the return of Rally First and the Historic Cup we recommend an early entry to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you in March. The Organisers