Join the PistonHeads Sporting Tour - Update!


UPDATED 06/09/18: Booking for the inaugural PistonHeads Sporting Tour in Suffolk on October 13th is now officially open. It's already over 50 per cent full from our pre-sale, so secure your place today to avoid disappointment.

All profits from the event will be going to Mission Motorsport, so come and join us and help us make a significant contribution to such a worthy cause.

Once you've booked your spot, head over to the PistonHeads shop where you'll find a range of Sporting Tour t-shirts, hoodies and mugs.

And finally, you'll find our entries Wiki here, so take a look to see who's already taking part and add yourself to the list while you're at it. See you all next month!


ORIGINAL STORY:

We're excited to announce the launch of a brand-new event: the PistonHeads Sporting Tour.

The concept has been brought together with the help of GT Motorsports Club, the rally experts behind the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton; the first event in England to make use of the new closed public road rally legislation earlier this year. Our Sporting Tour, authorised and permitted by the MSA, is a type of rally commonly referred to as a 'touring assembly'.

On Saturday October 13th, you can join us for a packed one-day event in Suffolk, touring 120 miles of beautiful country roads with two timed tests at a private venue. Each competitor will have a start time, but as most of the event is taking place on public roads, there will be no other timing involved other than the tests. You'll make your way to check points, where marshals will stamp your book before setting off on the next stage of the rally.


You won't be able to use any mod-cons at this event, though. Your co-driver will instead need to summon their inner Nicky Grist, as you'll navigate the route with a Tulip Road Book. The book plots out the distances, directions and junctions you need to navigate throughout the route, making for a refreshing change from sat-navs, and is one of the main reasons that organising the event held such appeal.

Naturally, your team will need to be a minimum of two and the cost is £150 per car. As an MSA authorised event, you'll need to be a member of an MSA affiliated club, so joining the event's GT Motorsports Club will be included in your entry fee. Any vehicle is eligible for entry with 120 spaces available. All profits from the event will be going to Mission Motorsport, so get involved and help us support a very worthy cause.


Entries will open early in September and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Register your interest here and be the first to hear when entries open. We'll start and finish at the Holiday Inn in Ipswich, and have negotiated preferential rates for anyone wanting to stay and join us for a victory beer after the tour has finished.

So whether this is your first motorsport outing or you're a seasoned competitor, we can't wait for you to join us in October to start our new adventure. For more information, visit the GT Motorsports Club website here

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Comments (410) Join the discussion on the forum

  • HorneyMX5 28 Aug 2018

    I’m in! Need to find myself a co-driver as MrsH is not generally up for that.

  • Oliver-2optb 28 Aug 2018

    Looks fantastic, hunting now for car and co driver.
    Love it that you can't use sat nav.

  • AB 28 Aug 2018

    Interest registered. I'm sure my brother will make a great co-driver.

  • andburg 28 Aug 2018

    well done PH!

    this seems like a brilliant idea, not sure i fancy driving down to do it in the diesel civic though.

    Can we get a wiki set up for entrants who might need a co-driver?


  • jet_noise 28 Aug 2018

    A "touring assembly".
    That's a new one for me smile

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