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Riponian Stages


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, 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