Alan Healy Memorial and Cirrus Research Stages Rallies – Cadwell Park – 3 & 4 April 2021

From John Newlove:

Just noticed this on Border Motor Clubs web site

Border Motor Club are pleased to announce that, having had to postpone our event due to the latest national lockdown, we have joined forces with BLMCC to present a double header rally at Cadwell Park

The Alan Healy Memorial Rally will now take place on Saturday, April 3rd and will be followed by the Cirrus Research Stages (Originally scheduled for November 2020) on Sunday, April 4th.

Both of these events are subject to Motorsport UK approval and will be run with strict compliance to the COVID-19 guidelines available at the time.

All being well, we look forward to seeing you there in April!

John

 

NHMC Warcop Stages 2021 – 4 April 2021 – cancelled

North Humberside Motor Club Ltd regret to announce that for the second year running we have to cancel the NHMC Warcop Stages. The 2021 event was scheduled to run on Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021.

Press comments (and some government statements) appear to suggest that vaccination of the top 4 priority groups will be completed some time in February and that 3 weeks after that there may be some relaxation of the current restrictions (the legislation for the current lockdown in England has an ending date of 31st March 2021). That suggests that the earliest that restrictions may be relaxed will be mid-March. Previous restrictions have generally been extended which does not give us any confidence of the quoted dates being achieved.

The organising team have not been on the Warcop Military Training Area since the event at Easter 2019 – we need to see the ranges to check out our proposed stage routes. We cannot do that whilst the current restrictions are in place. Then after we have designed stages, the subjective route notes provider would need access to the Warcop Military Training Area to prepare subjective route notes and the Safety DVD.

The time-scales just do not work.

The combination of an available date for the ranges and access to our rally HQ means that it is not possible to re-schedule the event to later in 2021.

We remain hopeful that restrictions may be relaxed sufficiently to allow NHMC’s running of the John Overend Memorial Stages Rally on 30th May 2021 and the NHMC Cadwell Stages on 21st November 2021.

David James
Clerk of the Course, NHMC Warcop Stages

MSN Rally Championship

MSN Rally Championship posting on Facebook

📢 ATTENTION 📢
In light of the announcement made by the UK Government yesterday and discussion with Motorsport Vision and the relevant organising clubs, we have taken the unfortunate decision to call a temporary halt to 2020-21 calendar. That means that in addition to Round 2 being postponed, Round 3 at Cadwell Park and Round 4 at Oulton Park have also unfortunately been postponed.

We are currently working with Motorsport UK, Motorsport Vision and all organising clubs to explore all avenues to ensure the Championship resumes. We are working through a revised calendar of events to ensure all 8 rounds of the Championship can take place which will announce in due course.

Riponian Rally 2021 – cancelled

From John Newlove:

Apparently the message below has appeared on Facebook. For some reason they don’t seem to want to tell me directly that the 2021 event has been cancelled.

The Riponian Organising Team, faced with no further clarification about access to the Yorkshire forests in February, coupled with uncertainty of what the future holds for COVID-19 restrictions after the Christmas ‘freedom of movement’ have decided that the only sensible thing to do would be cancel the event in February.

Additionally with there being no prospect of access to the forests between March and the end of July, which would then take us into clashes with events planning to use the same forests, unfortunately the only option was to have no Riponian in 2021. We plan to not waste the work the team has put in so far and aim to go again in February 2021.

NHMC withdraw from organising the NHMC Cadwell Stages 2020

North Humberside Motor Club Ltd has issued the following statement at 20:00 today (24th September 2020):

After considerable soul searching, North Humberside Motor Club Ltd have decided not to continue with the organisation of this year’s NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally which was scheduled for Sunday 22nd November 2020.

We believe that COVID-19 cases are rising. The Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday leaves us more uncertain as to what the position in late November will be. Whilst expert scientific opinion still differs, it has been suggested that a full UK lockdown may be required; this further increases our uncertainty for the event.

We have already cancelled the NHMC Warcop Stages earlier this year when the lockdown started and we lost a significant amount of money on that event.

A combination of loss of some sponsorship and unavailability of some of our key organisers also has an impact on the organisation of the event.

Most of our organising team are over 60 and several are in high risk groups.

Looking forward to 2021, circumstances permitting, NHMC Ltd plans to run three single venue special stage rallies: the NHMC Warcop Stages on the Warcop Military Training Area in Cumbria on Easter Sunday (4th April), the John Overend Memorial Stages Rally at Melbourne airfield on 30th May, and the NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally at Cadwell Park on 21st November.

Harold Palin Memorial Stages – Fulbeck Airfield 4th October 2020

From John Newlove:

Please respond to Simon if you can hep

John

 

From: Chief Marshal <eastwoodmarshalling@gmail.com>
Subject: Harold Palin Memorial Stages – Fulbeck Airfield 4th October 2020

Hello Marshals,

As a previous supporter of Eastwood and District Motor Club events, I am contacting you to request in-stage marshal help for the Harold Palin Memorial stages at Fulbeck on Sunday 4th October.

I understand that some of you may not be comfortable yet in attending events and that’s fine and some of you are desperate to get out and enjoy a bit of motorsport!

The event will be run differently to previous years, being shorter, but with multiple laps and obviously less contact with crews and officials face to face. The rally will start at 10am and have 6 stages (so a late start and early finish – happy days!).

We will be running with a reduced staffing level to previous events – first come, first served I’m afraid.

All signing on will need to be done electronically prior to the event. No one will be allowed to enter the venue unless they have completed the pre-event sign on as we have to make sure we know who is on site as part of the governments Covid-19 ‘track and trace’ scheme and we won’t have any paperwork on site.

Please could you let me know either way if you are available or not for the event and if you are could you also let me know your MSA number so I can make a start on the ‘electronic’ paperwork!

If you have any questions just ask and I’ll be happy to help.


Simon Rolph
Chief Marshal
Eastwood and District Motor Club

Harold Palin Memorial Rally at Fulbeck – 4th October 2020

From John Newlove:

Please see message from the chief marshal for this event

John

 

Subject: Harold Palin Memorial Rally at Fulbeck – 4th October 2020

Hello all Marshals, Officials and Competitors,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

This email is to let you know that the Harold Palin Memorial Rally has been given the green light to run on 4th October 2020 at Fulbeck airfield.

We will be following all Government and Motor Sport UK guidelines regarding Covid-19 to run the event as safely as possible, ensuring the safety of all crews and officials who wish to take part in the event.

We will be in touch shortly to request support for the event, but this is just to let you all know the event is going ahead as planned.

We will still be doing repairs and upgrades to the venue as planned and as ever we really appreciate the support you have shown the event and the club in the past.

I’ll be in touch soon, but in the meantime please stay safe and take care.

All the best.

Simon.

Simon Rolph
Chief Marshal
Eastwood and District Motor Club

NHMC Warcop Stages (12 April) CANCELLED

In light of the Motorsport UK decision to suspend all organising permits and certificates of exemption until at least 30th April, the NHMC Warcop Stages Rally which was due to take place on Easter Sunday (12th April) is now cancelled.

I don’t think there is any possibility of re-scheduling it to a later date this year, so, we aim for Easter Sunday 2021.