Groundbreaking ‘Free’ Rally for the Ages wins Royal Automobile Club Historic ‘Innovation’ Award
*HERO-ERA new for the ‘Young and for Free’ with free entry and biofuel concept impressed judges
*Accessible rally attracts 47 new crews with 40% under 30 and 18 crews aged 15 and under
*Coryton ‘Sustain’ Classic Biofuel powered 70 cars to finish line
David Richardson, Business Development Director of Coryton Fuels said; “We had 70 cars use our fuel! I didn't expect that, we thought we were going to handle less thinking maybe there was going to be scepticism about the fuel, but it was quite the opposite. It was a really positive response, very encouraging.
“Our partnership with NET-HERO is important and fundamental to the success, they are another voice promoting sustainability.”
Motorsport UK’s Rallies and Cross Country Manager, Jonathan Jackson, flagged the 90 crews away from Bicester Heritage and was pleased with what he witnessed; “Regularity rallying is a fantastic discipline to have within rallying as a whole. It’s very popular and ever-growing as we've seen, and Motorsport UK is really pleased to be here today supporting it.
“It is fantastic to find a discipline which is bringing initiatives like this, so we are so pleased to be supporting it. It's a big thing for us at the minute within the UK rally strategy to be looking at ways in which we can get more people into the sport, particularly younger people. So, initiatives like this are fantastic, and you know, at motorsport UK we really want to encourage youngsters into the sport.”