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Brean Stages Rally Event Timetable 2018

On Publication of ASR's Entries Open
Saturday 13th January 2018 Entries Close
Friday 19th January 2018 Final Instructions Posted
Friday 26th January 2018

Noise Test: 13:00hrs to 18:45hrs

Scrutineering: 13:00hrs to 19:00hrs

Documentation: 14:00hrs to 19:45hrs(approx)

Saturday 27th January 2018

Drivers Briefing: 09:00hrs

First Car Starts: 10:00hrs

First Car due to Finish leg 1 of the rally at approx: 15:30hrs (Parc Ferme)

Sunday 28th January 2018

Parc Ferme Opens: 08:00hrs

First Car Starts: 09:30hrs

First Car due to Finish the rally at approx: 15:30hrs

Awards Presentation at approx: 17:00hrs


Brean Stages Rally - Event Officials 2018

For further information e-mail:

OFFICIALS: (please refrain from telephoning any of the officials after 9pm, thank you)

Officials Post Name Phone Number
Rally Co-Ordination Officer Rod Mckenna 07380 610313
Clerk of the Course; Vic Fancy 07836 389726
Deputy Clerk of the Course Andy Street  
Assistant Clerk of the Course Richard Brookes  
MSA Steward TBA  

Dave Pearce

Mark Benstock

Rally Secretariat & Entries Karen & Jemma Thorne 07917 015887
Rally Village Accommodation Co-ordinator Georgina McKenna email:
Chief Marshal Nigel Winkworth 01823 252432
Competitor Liaison Officer Neil Dashfield 07768 271305
Chief Scrutineer John Cooper 01208 863406
Environmental Scrutineers TBA

Chief Medical Officer Dr Stuart Hateley  
Chief Safety Officer Phil Muspratt  
Spectator Safety Officer Phillipa Le Coadou  
MSA Timekeeper & Results Gary Nicholls  
Stage Sector Commanders

Martin Withers

Tim Walker

Rod Coleman

Service Area Commander Aaron Booth  
Radio Communications Dick Pease  
Rescue Unit Westcountry Rescue  
Recovery Dolphin Recovery  
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Brean Stages Rally - Qualifying Round of the following rally championships 2018

Association South Western Motor Clubs (ASWMC)

Association West Midlands Motor Clubs (AWMMC) - Heart of England

Cotswolds Motor Sports Group (CMSG)

The event is open to competitors holding a valid MSA competition licence, appropriate for the event, who are fully elected members of the organising club or fully elected members of clubs affiliated to:

Association West Midlands Motor Clubs

Association South Western Motor Clubs

Association of Eastern Motor Clubs

Cotswold Motor Sports Group

Brean Stages 2017


If you are unable to compete, but would like to help as a Marshal, we would welcome your assistance.

Please note that from 1 January 2017 all Rally Marshals must have undertaken the on-line Rally Marshal Accreditation and registered with the MSA

Please contact the Chief Marshal Nigel Winkworth on 01823 252432 or e-mail either ,


Accomodation and Entertainment 2018

Brean Leisure Park is allocating a number of their holiday homes for the use of competitors, service crews and marshals.? All accommodation offered in the rally packages will be in holiday homes which will include hot & cold water, heating and electric. Occupants must however supply their own bedding, ie duvets/sleeping bags, pillows etc. Important Note: This Accommodation has been made available to the rally on the understanding that all occupants will be personally responsible for the cleanliness and any damage caused.

Competitors : Booking Forms & Details enclosed with Rally Regs

Marshals : Please first contact Chief Marshal

Entertainment for Rally residents @ Brean Leisure

Saturday Night Star Turn by:


Brean Leisure

Media Areas

For 2018 we have provided TBA dedicated Media Areas, these are in addition to the regular spectator areas

Impreza yumping


It's action all the way at this years Brean Stages Rally with the cars ready to roar away from the start at the Brean Leisure Park venue in Somerset. With the event hosting the opening rounds of 3 major regional championships competition for top honours is bound to be keenly contested over the 2 days of rallying in the park. The rally, which takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January has received entries from all around the UK and is one of the South West's most popular motor sports events.

Seeded at 1 is last years winner, Aaron Newby with co-driver Andrew Leech in their award winning TEG Motorsport Subaru Impreza, the team are all the way down from Lancashire. Next up at number 2 is Brean favourites husband and wife team, Steve and Yvonne Furzeland in their formidable Subrau Impreza S12 World Rally Car, Steve and Yvonne from Plymouth have won this event three times in the past and are eager to get back to their winning ways after their defeat at last years event.

Starting at 3 is Bristol based Josh Payton with regular co-driver Marcus Mizen in their Mark2 Ford Escort. Josh finished just out of the top 10 last year after suffering some mechanical problems and is more than capable of taking on some of the more powerful cars.

Five times previous winners at Brean, Karl Broad with co-driver Roger Grant are competing again this year in their recently acquired Ford Fiesta. Seeded at 10 this will be the first outing for the pair in this car and are hoping for a trouble free run.

Five times previous winners at Brean, Karl Broad with co-driver Roger Grant are competing again this year in their recently acquired Ford Fiesta . Seeded at 10 this will be the first outing for the pair in this car and are hoping for a trouble free run.

The rally actually gets under way for the competitors on Friday 26 January when the pre rally scrutineering comes to Weston-super-Mare. The rally cars will arrive at the Weston College's Automotive and Motorsport Technology Centre on the Locking Road from 1pm on Friday afternoon until approximately 6pm for a pre rally inspection by the events scrutineers. This facility will be open to the public who will get the opportunity to view the rally cars and meet the drivers.

Local drivers include, Stuart Bliss, driving a Honda Civic and brother Rick Bliss in a similar car. Pete Donnachie/Mark Carrow, Subaru Impreza, Dave Harris Ford Escort with son Jamie driving a Peugeot 205. Father and son team Dave and Jonathan Westlake in a Ford Focus and Simon Bretherton in a Citroen Saxo, Making a return to stage rallying after many years, is Alan Holly co driven by David Thorpe, the pair are in a Mitsubishi EVO.

One remarkable competitor is disabled rally driver Barry Pavey from Bridgwater, who drives his Ford Escort rally car with prosthetic lower limbs. Barry has been rally driving for a number of years and proves that competitive driving is yet another sport that is not beyond the reach of anyone. Barry is seeded at number 44 in this years rally.

Six special stages will be completed throughout Saturday with a further six stages on Sunday. The rally, held entirely within the grounds of Brean Leisure Park and is organised and promoted by locally based Club Rallysport West. Spectators are welcome into the park over both days and indoor and outdoor catering facilities will be available.

The organisers have ensured that spectators are looked after with 2 viewing areas, spectators are advised to bring suitable footwear. Another has a covered grandstand giving excellent viewing across the inner field stages. Brean is one of the very few venues in the South of the country where spectators can watch this exciting sport at close quarters. Spectators will be admitted to the park over both days of the rally with an admission charge of just £10, including a free programme. Accompanied children under 12 will be admitted free. Car parking £5. No dogs please,with the exception of guide dogs. Gates open on both days from 8.30am.

You can keep up to date with all the rally news by visiting the website

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Brean Stages Rally Partners

& Stage Sponsors 2018



Unity FarmBrean Leisure

Weston CollegeSubaru WRC Spares


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