Welcome to the Riponian Rally
Welcome to the 2017 Riponian Rally in this the jubilee year of Ripon Motor Sports Club who are again joined by Whitby & District Motor Club in promoting the event on Sunday 19th February.
The organising team are again grateful to Peter Stephenson of ABLE UK for his continued sponsorship of the event, who this year is supported by Ripon Select Foods, returning as a sponsor of the event after a sabbatical of nine years, and for whose contribution we are equally grateful. Several of our stage and venue sponsors are returning for a further year.
This year we are resting many of our traditional stages moving further East to include stages in the Cropton and Gale Rigg forests to provide approximately 40 stage miles.
Thirsk Auction Mart will once again be involved in the rally with documentation on the Saturday and the Sunday finish both being held there. This year the event will start in Helmsley allowing for a short run out to the first stage.
There will be one main service during the event, although management service will also be permitted on some road sections between stages. Each crew will be provided with one free service plate, management service plates may be purchased for use in the management service areas
Regulations are only available in electronic format from the event website.
Descriptive Route Notes supplied by Brian Patterson, (see contact details elsewhere in these Regulations to order your copy) are permissible on the event.
Not able to compete? Then why not offer your services as a marshal, this year, courtesy of Rally Travel one lucky marshal will win a five-day trip to the October 2017 Rally Spain including accommodation and flights. To stand a chance of winning this prize marshals must register at firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to the event as well as signing on for the event.
Riponian Previous Results
Previous Winners and links to full results (where available) below:
Year Driver Navigator/Co Driver Car Road/Stage Web Results
2016 Charles Payne Carl Williamson S 2016 Results
2015 Charles Payne Andrew Roughead S 2015 Results
2014 Peter Stephenson Ian Windress S 2014 Results
2013 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley S 2013 Results
2012 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC S 2012 Results
2011 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC S 2011 Results
2010 Paul Bird Kirsty Riddick Ford Focus WRC S 2010 Results
2009 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer WRC S 2009 Results
2008 Tim Pearcey Sebastian Marshall Mitsubishi Lancer GpN S 2008 Results
2006 Kevin Proctor Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza S
2005 Barry Johnson Stuart Merry Subaru Impreza S
2004 Kevin Proctor Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza S
2002 Mike Perrott Gary Mansell Ford Escort WRC S 2002 Results
2001 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer S 2001 Results
2000 Charlie Payne Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer S 2000 Results
1999 Matt Yeadon Richard Shores Escort Cosworth S
1998 Graham Middleton 'Plug' Pulleyn Ford Escort S
1997 Brain Lyall John Bennie Subaru Legacy S
1996 Snowed Off!
1995 Steve Smith Brian Hughes Lancia Integrale Evo S
1994 Sean Garner Dave Prattley Escort Cosworth S
1993 Charlie Payne Hugh Edwards Sierra Cosworth S
1992 Charlie Payne A Hall Sierra Cosworth S
1988 Steve Smith Christine Coward Ford Escort S
1981 Pete Smith Dave Jobling Ford Escort S
1980 Bob Bean Alan Greenwood Ford Escort S
1977 Dennis Pelling Dave Jobling Ford Escort S
1976 Steve Smith Adrian Dixon Ford Escort S
1975 Geoff Birkett Dave Orrick Opel Kadett R
1974 Cancelled (fuel crisis)
1973 John Ellis Dennis Trowbridge Ford Escort TC R
1972 Jack Tordoff Brian Marchant SAAB R
1971 Jack Tordoff Brian Marchant SAAB R
1969 Keith Bickerdyke Tony Viles Ford Escort R