Marsh Commercial Stage Rally Championship 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Marsh Commercial Stage Rally Championship.

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Marsh Commercial Stage Rally Championship and must be done online:

https://aemc.org.uk/StageRally

Once again, we are promoting a single pan-regional championship covering the Eastern and South-Eastern regions which is promoted by the Association of Eastern Motor Clubs and the Association of South Eastern Motor Clubs and supported by Marsh Commercial – a brand launched last year incorporating the Jelf Insurance Partnership, which offers club liability and equipment, road event cover and insurance for individuals' motorsports requirements. Championship entrants are entitled to a discount on Marsh Commercial’s services, so the £10 registration fee could be a good investment. Please contact Jaz Bareham - jaz.bareham@marshcommercial.co.uk for your quotes.

Here’s a message from our sponsor: ‘The Marsh Commercial Motorsport team is delighted to continue our support of the AEMC Stage Rally Championship and we wish all the participating drivers and teams taking part in the 2021 season the very best of luck. Motorsport is naturally a fast paced and dynamic environment so dealing with a specialist insurance adviser helps to ensure that your specific risks and exposures are covered. We have a team of highly experienced professionals available to discuss insurance or risk management advice you may require relating to your motorsport activities, within the UK or Internationally. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in many disciplines of the sport, we pride ourselves on our excellent understanding of motorsport as well as our technical capabilities within the insurance market.’

2020 was a very difficult year, but we still managed to complete six of a planned eleven rounds. Congratulations to the 2020 winners – driver Tony Allery and co-driver John Matthews. Gary Mason and Simon Dockray were second driver and co-driver overall, whilst Chris Ruck and Steve Harris finished third.

Class winners were:

  • A – Brett & Andy Murray
  • B – Dale & Andrew Lawson
  • C – Nigel Greensall & Paul Woodside
  • D – Dean Fewings & Dean Mevo
  • E – Wayne Larbalestier & Peter Kettle

Many of you will have heard Motorsport UK's recent announcement of the resumption of UK motorsport from 29th March and it's great news that one of the first rallies to run will be the Rix Engineering Snetterton Stages on Sunday 25th April - this will now be the first round of the Marsh Commercial Stage Rally Championship 2021. The entry list for the postponed February event will be carried forward, so if you were lucky enough to get an entry then I look forward to seeing you there.

The South Downs event at Goodwood is hoping run in August (with 4th December in reserve if local council permission to make a noise in the summer doesn't materialise) and Abingdon is being planned for September (date TBC). So at the moment it looks like eight events could happen, with five to count, or four to count if fewer than eight run.

I attach revised championship regulations (on the basis that we only have a handful of registrations and no events have run) and encourage you all to register in the next few weeks.

I aim to have the 2020 (and a few left-over 2019) awards to present at Snetterton - all sanitised and to be handed over individually.

Paul Barrett - Championship Co-ordinator