Entries for the 2020 LDV Donington Rally, to be held on Sunday 15th March, opened at 9 pm on Friday 17th January and nearly 90 were received over the weekend via the online system. As the maximum number of cars we can run on the event is capped at 80 we have created a list of Paid Reserve entries.
The latest unseeded entry list can be viewed HERE There are usually a number of withdrawals during the 7 week period leading up to the event so those competitors currently on the Reserve List still have every chance of getting a run.
The 2020 Donington Rally is the final round of the 2019/20 MSN Circuit Rally Championship and it appears that all the leading crews in the championship have entered the event. That includes the winner of the last 2 rounds Frank Bird / Jack Morton (Ford Focus WRC) and the current championship points leaders Mike Taylor / Martin Haggett (Lotus Sunbeam). Also amongst the list of entries received is Ian Woodhouse (Ford Escort Mk2) who has won three previous rallies at Donington Park in 2019, 2017 and 2016 and most recently won the Cadwell Stages Rally in November.
The Donington Rally will be the first motor sport event at Donington Park in 2020 and there has been continued investment by MSV in the facilities at the venue to improve both the Competitor and Spectator experience. The event will feature 7 stages and 58 competitive stage miles. Stage 1 will start at 9.15am and the first car should finish the final stage at around 4.50pm.
Photo 1 is Frank Bird / Jack Morton (Ford Focus WRC) on the Neil Howard Rally at Oulton Park.
Photo 2 is Mike Taylor / Martin Haggett (Lotus Sunbeam) at Cadwell Park in November.
(Photos courtesy of SMJ Photography)