Win tickets to big rally at Croft race circuit

24/11/2012 Roger Albert Clark Rally. Croft. EOS 1 Dx + 50mm fd 1.2L. Very dull, flat and misty. Inside of Hairpin to get as close to the cars as possible - minimum mist between car and camera. No flash.
24/11/2012 Roger Albert Clark Rally. Croft. EOS 1 Dx + 50mm fd 1.2L. Very dull, flat and misty. Inside of Hairpin to get as close to the cars as possible - minimum mist between car and camera. No flash.

The Whitby Gazette has teamed up once more with the North East’s premiere motor sport venue Croft Circuit – this time to give away three pairs of tickets to see its high-speed stages of the magical Roger Albert Clark Rally on Saturday 9 November.

The ‘Roger Albert’ – run in memory of 70s British rally driving hero Roger Clark – has become arguably the country’s best attended rally with 50,000 fans following its three-day route by road across North Yorkshire and into Cumbria.

Its appeal is that it recreates rallying’s glory years from the mid-60s, 70 and early 80s featuring iconic cars from the era such as evocative favourites like the Ford Escort Mk1 and Mk2, Lancia Stratos, Vauxhall Chevette HSR, Porsche 911, Opel Kadett and Saab 96.

Close to 100 magical machines from the period are expected to contest next month’s event and on the morning of Saturday November 9, they will be in action on two competitive timed special stages run around the Croft Circuit before heading off for more traditional forest-based competition in Northumberland, Cumbria and the Borders.

After clocking into the time control at Croft at 11am, competing crews will head into a special service park where waiting mechanics will rush into action with the cars.

The public will be able to get a close up look at the cars being worked on before Croft’s unique asphalt stages – fully in view of the circuit’s permanent spectator banks – go live.

Tickets to see the Roger Albert Clark Rally at Croft Circuit are priced £10 on the gate or £8 if booked in advance – see www.croftcircuit.co.uk or call the circuit office on (01325) 721815 for more details.

Admission for accompanied children aged 15 and under is free.

However, for your chance to win one of three pairs of tickets we have up for grabs, simply answer the question:

The rally on November 9 is being raced in memory of which hero of the sport?

Email your answers, including your name, daytime telephone number and full postal address, including a postcode, by midday on Tuesday, to: duncan.atkins@jpress.co.uk

As soon as we have drawn the winners, we will post out the tickets.