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The Riponian Stages

6 February 2022

Rally regulations and entries

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Competitor Info

Ripon Motor Sport Club would like to thank all competitors for their interest in the Riponian Stages.

 

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  • Riponian Rally 2022
    Thirsk YO7 3AB
    06 Feb 2022, 07:00 – 18:00 UTC
    Thirsk YO7 3AB
    The Riponian Rally runs in classic Yorkshire forests in early February.
  • St Wilfrids Classic Rally 2022
    Ripon
    07 Aug 2022, 07:00 – 17:00 UTC
    Ripon, Ripon HG4, UK

Event Winners

From the first Riponian Rally, held as a road rally event in November 1969, the present-day event has evolved into a 45 mile stage rally event, using forest roads linked by closed roads. The winners of the 50th event were Matt Edwards and John Millington in Pete Smith's M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5+

Winners 2010 to Present


2021 Cancelled (coronavirus)

2020 Cancelled (high winds)

2019 Matt Edwards/John Millington
Ford Fiesta R5+

2018 Cancelled (lost venue)

2017 Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson
Ford Fiesta RS WRC

2016 Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson
Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo

2015 Charlie Payne/Andrew Roughead
Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo

2014 Peter Stephenson/Ian Windress
Ford Escort Cosworth

2013 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2012 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2011 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2010 Paul Bird/Kirsty Riddick
Ford Focus WRC




Winners 1990 to 2009


2009 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC

2008 Tim Pearcey/Sebastian Marshall
Mitsubishi Lancer GpN

2006 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby
Subaru Impreza

2005 Barry Johnson/Stuart Merry
Subaru Impreza

2004 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby
Subaru Impreza

2002 Mike Perrott/Gary Mansell
Ford Escort WRC

2001 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Mitsubishi Lancer

2000 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Mitsubishi Lancer

1999 Matt Yeadon/Richard Shores
Ford Escort Cosworth

1998 Graham Middleton/'Plug' Pulleyn
Ford Escort

1997 Brain Lyall/John Bennie
Subaru Legacy

1996 Cancelled (snow)

1995 Steve Smith/Brian Hughes
Lancia Integrale Evo

1994 Sean Garner/Dave Prattley
Ford Escort Cosworth

1993 Charlie Payne/Hugh Edwards
Ford Sierra Cosworth

1992 Charlie Payne/A Hall
Ford Sierra Cosworth




Winners 1969 to 1989


1988 Steve Smith/Christine Coward
Ford Escort

1981 Pete Smith/Dave Jobling
Ford Escort

1980 Bob Bean/Alan Greenwood
Ford Escort

1977 Dennis Pelling/Dave Jobling
Ford Escort

1976 Steve Smith/Adrian Dixon
Ford Escort

1975 Geoff Birkett/Dave Orrick
Opel Kadett

1974 Cancelled (fuel crisis)

1973 John Ellis/Dennis Trowbridge
Ford Escort TC

1972 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant
SAAB

1971 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant
SAAB

1969 Keith Bickerdyke/Tony Viles
Ford Escort





Rally Stats

Over the 50 years the event has run, the Club has  had to cancel the rally five times, twice because of extreme weather conditions (in 1996 and 2020) and three times due to extreme circumstances, first the fuel crisis of 1974, then losing the venue in 2018 and finally the coronavirus pandemic in 2021. 

Most wins


Most successful driver: Charlie Payne
10 wins in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2001, 2000, 1993 and 1992

Most successful co-driver: Craig Thorley
6 wins in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2001 and 2000




Winners of the Road Rally


The Riponian was run nine times as a road rally from it's inception in 1969.

Winners

1981 Pete Smith/Dave Jobling - Ford Escort

1980 Bob Bean/Alan Greenwood - Ford Escort

1977 Dennis Pelling/Dave Jobling - Ford Escort

1976 Steve Smith/Adrian Dixon - Ford Escort

1975 Geoff Birkett/Dave Orrick - Opel Kadett

1973 John Ellis/Dennis Trowbridge - Ford Escort TC

1972 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant - SAAB

1971 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant - SAAB

1969 Keith Bickerdyke/Tony Viles - Ford Escort




Most successful manufacturer


Most successful manufacturer: Ford
22 wins in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2002, 1999, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1998, 1988, 1981, 1980, 1977, 1976, 1973 and 1969
Ford has been far and away the most successful manufacturer on the Riponian, with wins for the marque in early Escorts, Escort and Sierra Cosworths and a variety of WRC, S2000 and R5 machinery.

2019 Matt Edwards/John Millington
Ford Fiesta R5+

2017 Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson
Ford Fiesta RS WRC

2016 Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson
Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo

2015 Charlie Payne/Andrew Roughead
Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo

2014 Peter Stephenson/Ian Windress
Ford Escort Cosworth

2013 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2012 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2011 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley
Ford Focus WRC

2010 Paul Bird/Kirsty Riddick
Ford Focus WRC

2002 Mike Perrott/Gary Mansell
Ford Escort WRC

1999 Matt Yeadon/Richard Shores
Ford Escort Cosworth

1998 Graham Middleton/'Plug' Pulleyn
Ford Escort

1994 Sean Garner/Dave Prattley
Ford Escort Cosworth

1993 Charlie Payne/Hugh Edwards
Ford Sierra Cosworth

1992 Charlie Payne/A Hall
Ford Sierra Cosworth

1988 Steve Smith/Christine Coward
Ford Escort

1981 Pete Smith/Dave Jobling
Ford Escort

1980 Bob Bean/Alan Greenwood
Ford Escort

1977 Dennis Pelling/Dave Jobling
Ford Escort

1976 Steve Smith/Adrian Dixon
Ford Escort

1973 John Ellis/Dennis Trowbridge
Ford Escort TC

1969 Keith Bickerdyke/Tony Viles
Ford Escort