Rushmoor Arena in Aldershot stages a World Rally Car event not to be missed
Some of the world’s top rally cars and drivers will be back in Aldershot this weekend with motorsport fans able to see them breaking the 100mph barrier through the local forests.
The town will once again play host to some of the country’s leading drivers as the JLT South of England Tempest Rally leaves the starting blocks at Rushmoor Arena on Saturday at 9am.
Former Production World Rally Champion Martin Rowe will be among the drivers wowing the crowds together with a host of home favourites.
These include 67-year-old Maurice May, from Farnborough, in an Escort, and Nick Edwards and Martin King and Farnham’s Ben Gott in a Land Rover Freelander in the Race2Recovery team.
The local contingent also includes Tempest Rally regulars Adrian May and Simon May in their Peugeot 309 and Fleet’s Trevor Martin in a Subaru Impreza.
Traditionally held every November, the Tempest Rally is split into two categories – one for two-wheel drive cars and the second for the more powerful four-wheel drive vehicles.
The Aldershot-based event will see World Rally Car drivers battling for supremacy over some of the south’s most testing stages.
Rushmoor Arena will be the focus of attention for spectators with the venue hosting live, high speed stages for people to see the cars in action, and the service area where everyone can get up close to meet the teams and see the support crews.
In addition, spectators will also be able to catch all the action at nearby Pavilion and Warren Heath where parking is available.
“We have a cracking line-up of competitors who will produce some of the best high speed action we have ever seen,” said rally manager Barry Guess, who is this year celebrating 25 years as head of the organising team.
“Add to this entertainment for all the family at Rushmoor Arena in Aldershot and we are looking at a great day out.”
Spectators heading to Rushmoor Arena can enjoy free parking and admission is £5 per person (under-11s are free). In the forests, parking is £10 per car and prices include a free event guide and entry list.
Full details, maps and entry lists are available on www.tempestrally.com or follow @tempestrally on Twitter.