many different levels of motorsport, from fun treasure hunts to
the most popular spectator sport in the UK, the Rally of Great Britain.As
a quick explanation of the different rallying types, please see
the following descriptions:
Fun runs open to all
rallies: Events still run on the road with no special licence required,
although the focus is entirely on navigating your way around a maze
of roads using cryptic directions and maps.
Stage rallies are held off the public road, and so can be judged
on speed. Most teams start on Clubman events, then a successful
few progress after a few years to National events, and after that
ladder has been climbed, the best progress to International level
been one of Neil's passions for many years. After starting to compete
on navigational events, Neil quickly progress to navigating for
Alison Lock in her historic rally car. This proved a very fruitful
exercise, but Neil really wanted to drive. After gaining a lot of
experience on the race track, he started rally driving in 2000 with
Anna McColl navigating. In at the deep end competing in the prestigious
Safety Devices National Rally Championship. By the end of the year
they had fought of challenges from more powerful and more experienced
crews to win their class.
2002 was a very
tough and yet rewarding year for the team as they moved up to international
motorsport with the Pirelli British Rally Championship, the best
National Rally Championship in the world, winning their championship
class. Now the team is focusing on gathering the appropriate resources
to defend their title during 2003.
Paul Clark is
currently considering a move to rallying an MGZR..