Dukeries Rally stage information

09-1447-1''Sherwood Pines, Dukeries Rally.
09-1447-1''Sherwood Pines, Dukeries Rally.

The 2011 Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally welcomes spectators at the Start and Finish at Southwell Racecourse, the main Service Area at Thoresby Park and to several forest stage venues.

Please only visit these venues and park in the car parks detailed.

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WK25 Perez Driver

There is no public access to the other stage venues at the insistence of the landowners and police to minimise issues which affect rallying in this area. The forest vegetation is very dry and any ignition will spread rapidly.

The times shown are for the first rally car (car 201).

The rally cars are grouped into three sections.

The first group numbered 201+ are cars up to 1400cc including BTRDA Rally First cars.

The second group numbered 101+ are the two wheel drive cars including the pre 1981 Historic Rally cars of the type used on earlier Dukeries Rallies.

Finally there will be the four wheel drive cars including the World Rally Cars (numbered 1+).

Cars start at one minute intervals so the whole field could take 2½ hours to pass through a stage.

Scrutineering / Documentation – Southwell Racecourse - Friday

The rally cars will undergo safety and technical checks and competitors will complete the documentation procedures between 4pm and 8.15pm.

Bar, fast food, toilets, programmes etc.

From Southwell follow the large brown signs to Racecourse Main Entrance - Map Ref: 120/733.526

Please take care using the long straight approach road to the Racecourse. It is a quiet private road frequently used by children and dog walkers. Maximum speed 30 mph.

Start – Southwell Racecourse - Saturday

The first car (car 201) will leave the start at 8.30am with the others following at one minute intervals.

Stage One - Blidworth

First car due at 9am.

Spectator parking and access to the stage is available at the Forestry Commission car park off Longdale Lane. Map Ref: 120/ 591 524. Please do not use Blidworth Bottoms car park.

Stage Three - Rainworth Skoda Sherwood Pines

Map Ref: 120/ 611.638

First car due at 10am

Follow signs to the Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre off the B6030 into the forest.

The visitor car park at Sherwood Pines has been enlarged and there are huge additional parking areas on the right hand side of the car park - £3 per day pay & display. To avoid queues please park up and then get a ticket from the machines. Toilets/programmes/refreshments.

From the car park it is a 300m walk west and south to the viewing areas.

Main Service Area

Thoresby Market Site

Map Ref: 120/628.709 From 11am to 2.30pm

Free spectator parking is adjacent to the Service Area. Do not use the competitor entrance - follow the green spectator arrows.

Please be aware of vehicles moving around the service area.

Each rally car will be in the Service Area for around 60 minutes. Rally results/toilets/food

Stage Five - Watchwood

Map Ref: 120/585.505.

First car due at 12.45pm.

Approach from the B6386 (Calverton) down the ‘no through road’ which is blocked off from the A614. Pass the stage entrance and park at the end of road.

Use the footpaths on the north side through Foxcovert Plantation which give direct access to fast ‘S’ bends about 0.3 miles into the stage.

Please do NOT enter or exit the stage through the stage entrance. No parking on the A614 which is a Clearway.

 Stage Eight - Rainworth Skoda Sherwood Pines Two

First car due at 1.55pm.

Same parking location as the morning stage but with some changes to the stage route. The pay and display ticket is valid all day.

Finish/Awards Presentation – Southwell Racecourse

The cars will start to return to the Racecourse from 4pm where the results will be displayed. The prize presentation will take place around 7.30pm. Full bar, fast food, fish and chip shop, toilets.

Event Information and Stage Times

Live event results for all competitors will be available at www.btrdarally.com SMS text messages of the leading stage times are available from TCS Rally Results Service www.tynecomp.co.uk.