HERO and CRA Partner

Summer Trial - 17th to 19th June 2016

Summer Trial 2016 Sponsors

Enter online now

The HERO Summer Trial provides all the elements of the longer and tougher events, but has less impact on the working week.

The first few events were based in Worcester and were a resounding success. Continuing HERO's theme of finding new challenges, the event moved to Goodwood for 2011 & 2012 and then moved to South Wales for 2014 - missing 2013 due to the merger of the CRA & HERO.

As well as the competitive element of the Summer Trial, there is a tour section for those who wish to join in the excitement and social side of the event. This is purely a tour, your vehicle needs no special preparation to take part.

The Summer Trial is the perfect way to start your adventure into historic rallying! The event is aimed at those new to rallying, it can also be used as a great way to shake down your car for longer events or introduce your partner or a family member to the sport. The format of the event is designed so less impact is placed on your work commitments, a prologue takes part on Friday afternoon, this is generally straightforward and eases you into the Summer Trial. Saturday is a full day's rallying, Sunday, as a rule, generally finishes in the early afternoon, a prize giving and buffet lunch then allows you to be back at work on the Monday. 

Navigation is by straight forward tulip diagrams, the regularity sections are presented in 'Jogularity' style which is easily mastered. The driving tests are held on private land, and will allow you to enjoy your vehicle at it's best!

The Summer Trial has fast become the UK's favourite Summer event, it attracts crews from all over Europe, early entry is advisable. The event is classified as Introductory, making it suitable for any level of experience, there is no night time driving, the majority of roads used are sealed tarmac, some loose surfaces are used on driving tests and possibly on regularity sections. Navigation is very straightforward.

Summer Trial 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have now been able to reduce the entry fee on the Summer Trial 2016. Based at the Woodland Grange Conference Centre near Royal Leamington Spa, this event will suit all levels of experience and provide competitors with a fun weekend's rallying that will include regularity sections along with driving tests in the beautiful heart of England countryside. This event is aimed at those looking to move up from tours along with novices and newcomers to historic regularity rallying. Navigation will be by very straightforward tulip diagrams, you will need a trip meter fitted to your vehicle to be competitive.

The HERO Premier Member early-bird entry fee for the event will be just £995 for a crew of two, this will include your accomodation on Friday and Saturday night, meals and coffee halts for both members of the crew from Friday evening until Sunday late lunch, it will also include your breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.


Summer Trial 2016

Provisional schedule, all times are subject to change.

Friday 17th June

A loop around the lanes of Warwickshire with three regularities and two tests to settle you in.
  • 11:00 to 13:00 Optional novice briefing / training session
  • 10:00 to 14:30 Noise & scrutineering
  • 15:00 Drivers briefing 
  • 15:45 First car leaves for prologue 
  • 18:30 First car arrives back at hotel 
  • 19:30 Buffet dinner 

Saturday 18th June

  • 08:30 first car leaves 
  •  Morning coffee
  •  Lunch
  •  Afternoon tea
  • 18:00 First car arrives back
  • 18:30 Buffet dinner 

Sunday 19th June

  • 08:30 First car leaves 
  •  Morning coffee
  • 12:45 First car arrives back 
  • 14:00 Buffet & Awards
  • 15:00 Head home

Enter online now

 Summer Trial - Sample Route Instructions    Summer Trial 2016 - ASR's Summer Trial 2016 Summer Trial 2016
 Sample Route Instructions   Summer Trial 2016 - ASR's

Summer Trial 2016 -pre-event information

  Summer Trial 2016 - Final Instructions