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2018 season kicks off with Brands Hatch winter rally this month

Tuesday, January 02 2018

The new MSV events season gets underway in fewer than three weeks' time (Saturday 20 January), with the MGJ Engineering Winter Stage Rally at Brands Hatch. Tickets are on sale for just £13, or £9 to 13-15 year-olds, and entry is free for under-13s.

Winter stage rallies have become a January tradition at Brands Hatch, and offer a unique spectacle to regular visitors, with thrilling entertainment in all weathers, on all surfaces and in both light and dark conditions!

The event will consist of several stages, each one consisting of sections of the Indy circuit, run in both directions, plus the pitlane, both paddock areas, access roads and the venue's dedicated rally stage. From the natural amphitheatre of the stadium section you'll be able to see much of the action, plus there's free access to the Pit Straight and Hailwoods grandstands.

A capacity entry is set to feature a range of machinery from modern and past rally specials, hatchbacks, sports cars and much more. The Mk II Escort is a popular choice with competitors, and a firm favourite with spectators thanks to its sideways attitude to cornering.

All of the drivers will be competing for the MSVR-run Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship, which resumes at Brands Hatch after a short Christmas break. With titles to be contested, every second counts for all of the drivers.

The event will run throughout the day, with the final stage run in darkness. Aside from a few paddock lights, the stages will be lit by headlights, with the spectacular sight of exhaust flames and glowing brake discs too.

Tickets for the MGJ Engineering Winter Stage Rally at Brands Hatch on Saturday 20 January are now on sale for just £13, or £9 to 13-15 year-olds, with free entry to under-13s. For more information or to book, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.