HERO and CRA Partner

Summer Trial - 19th to 21st of May 2017

Starting and finishing in the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Summer Trial 2017 is the ideal way to start your adventure into historic regularity 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 very 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 with a prize giving and buffet lunch which allows you to be back at work on the Monday. 

Summer Trial 2017 - A round of the HERO Cup with EFG Private Bank and Zenith Watches

Navigation is by straight forward tulip diagrams with some simple, straight-forward map sections to help you progress. The driving tests are held on private land, and will allow you to enjoy your vehicle at it's best!

The Summer Trial has quickly 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 on the route and driving tests are sealed tarmac.

The emphasis of the Summer Trial has always been a fun yet competitive event which caters for all levels of ability, absolute novice to seasoned expert. This is a short weekend event that starts on the Friday and finishes on the Sunday. This means, that for those of us who have to work, we only have to take the Friday off.

Is this event right for me?

  • Vehicles entered will be classed according to age, engine size and body type
  • Navigation on the event is by tulip roadbook with some very straight forward map - based sections (you will need a trip meter, available here)
  • There will be no night time driving or complex navigation
  • The timing will be easy so that the link sections are not too punishing and everyone has time for lunch, coffee & a chat

Who is the event suitable for?

  • Those who are new to Regularity Rallying
  • Those who have already done some events
  • Seasoned competitors that wish to do an event with their partners
  • Crews wishing to shakedown their cars
  • Competitive crews who are looking for a fun social event

What is included?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Accommodation (and breakfast) in a twin or double room for the nights of Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of May (single upgrades available)
  • Welcome buffet dinner on Friday
  • Lunch and Buffet Dinner on Saturday 
  • Buffet Lunch / Awards Presentation on Sunday
  • Refreshment Halts on Saturday and Sunday 
  • Detailed “tulip” style roadbook with overview maps
  • Brief training session on use of the roadbook and regularity rallying
  • Event regalia
  • Overall, class and special awards
  • On event mechanical assistance if required during the event
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying

Provisional Schedule

Friday 19th of May

11:00 – 13:00
Optional novice briefing / training session

10:00 – 14:30 
Noise & scrutineering

Drivers briefing

First car leaves for prologue

First car arrives back at hotel

Buffet dinner

Saturday 20th of May

First car leaves

Morning Coffee


Afternoon Tea

First car arrives back

Buffet dinner

Sunday 21stof May

First car leaves

Morning Coffee

First car arrives back

Buffet & Awards

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