Third Guernsey rally cut back to one day affair

GUERNSEY’S flagship rally event returns next Saturday and competitors will need more than speed to succeed on the big day.

On his way to the 2018 Resolution IT Guernsey Rally win, Jersey's Ross Le Noa and navigator Dominic Volante drop down into a valley on the St Andrew's stage. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 27205876)
On his way to the 2018 Resolution IT Guernsey Rally win, Jersey's Ross Le Noa and navigator Dominic Volante drop down into a valley on the St Andrew's stage. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 27205876)

Organisers have revealed course maps for the 2020 Resolution IT Guernsey Rally, set to unfold over 16 runs on four distinct routes in the south and country parishes, with a potent mix of fast straights and technical twists promising to shake up the competition.

The morning session will see competitors tackling the Forest and St Saviour’s stages before they return for the afternoon’s St Andrew’s and ‘Legion’ stages, completing four runs on each if all goes to plan.

The ‘Legion’ route is largely a reverse of the St Saviour’s course and the last few runs will echo the previously popular ‘night stages’ by taking place in darkness.

Despite seeing the third edition revert to its original one-day format, head organiser Karl Marshall is confident that he has selected the right blend of stages for a compelling rally.

‘There’s a couple stages which are nice and fast and flowing, and the others are more technical and twisty,’ said Marshall.

‘It helps to level the field out so you can’t be winning just because of power. You win it because you are a skilful driver as well.

‘We have a lot of places where people can make mistakes and it should be entertaining as well, for sure, so I am really looking forward to it.’

There will be three different spectator areas available on the day for those interested.

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