2015 Riponian Rally PRESS RELEASE
When taking the agonising decision to postpone the 2015 running of the season opening Riponian rally, Ripon MSC knew there was a risk the event might be difficult to revive in future. After a very welcome approach from Whitby DMC both clubs are pleased to announce the event WILL go ahead in Feb next year.
The Riponian Rally will run on February 22nd 2015. Ripon MSC and Whitby & DMC have pooled resources and put together an organising committee to jointly run the event. Negotiations are ongoing to secure a title sponsor for the event and the committee are confident that the event will run successfully.
The Riponian rally has run as a special stage rally since 1988 and is one of only 3 rallies still running through the North Yorkshire forests. Clerk of the Course Alan Hill, said “To lose the rally would be tragic for North East rallying, but with the combined efforts of Ripon and Whitby Motor Clubs we can keep this classic rally in the calendar”
“When we heard that the Riponian may not run next year, we contacted Ripon MSC and offered any help we could. The Riponian is a great early season rally and we are very pleased to be helping keep it going” said Dave Scrimgour, Chairman of Whitby & DMC.
“We have committed to running the event. We just need the support of our loyal competitors to make the event the success that it deserves”.
Issued jointly on behalf of Ripon Motor Sport Club and Whitby & District Motor Club.