Alister is confirmed for Rallyday 09 at Castle Combe
Aug 14, 2009
Rallyday organisers are extremely pleased to announce former British Rally Champion Alister McRae’s attendance at Rallyday 2009, which takes place on Saturday 19 September at Castle Combe Circuit. Alister, who now lives in Perth, Australia, will make a very welcome return to this country to star at the UK’s premier rally car show in front of an estimated 10,000 rally fans.
Alister will be driving a Mitsubishi WRC05 and the latest Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX Group N rally car, developed and supported by MML Sports. John Easton, MML Sports Managing Director, commented: “I am delighted that MML Sports is able to support this year’s Rallyday by running two of the most evocative rally cars from recent years. This will be the first time that MML Sports has officially demonstrated its range and we are excited about having both cars at the event, as well as the full support infrastructure.”
Spectators will also be able to see the McRae Enduro on the McRae Vision stand in the centre of the main paddock. This Rally Raid car is similar to the vehicle in which Alister successfully completed the gruelling Dakar Rally at the start of 2009. For Rally Raid and off-road enthusiasts, Rallyday introduces the all-new, dedicated Rally Raid Zone, which will showcase numerous cars and trucks from this exciting sport. The Rally Raid Zone will give visitors a chance to see vehicles such as the incredible Bowler Wildcat in action and an opportunity to experience white-knuckle rides on a special stage located behind the infamous Quarry Corner.
For newcomers to Rallyday, on-track action comes in the form of professional driving demonstrations, track sessions, circuit parades and the feature rally stage. There is also a separate spectator rally stage, using perimeter roads, plus a new sideways driving competition – “Strictly Sideways”.
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