Organisers of the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally have been overwhelmed at the response for the 2021 event which sees a thrilling change of format for the event from the forests to the closed public roads of the Argyll and Bute peninsula on 25/26 June.
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is hoping to go ahead as planned this summer and has already received an oversubscribed entry, with competitors from all corners of the UK aiming to tackle the two-day asphalt event which will see 13 stages spread across 62 miles of competitive driving.
However, many restrictions are still in place which means that organisers will not be able to announce the full details of access to the event for both spectators and teams until much closer to the rally.
Clerk of the Course Chris Woodcock explains; “We are delighted with the response to the new look Argyll Rally and would like to extend our thanks to Dunoon Presents, local businesses and residents for their support in getting this exciting motorsport event underway for the region.”
“Whilst we have the backing of local and regional Councils, Police forces and authorities, there are many aspects of the restrictions that have still not been lifted and with no firm date for those restrictions being relaxed, we have to wait for further clarification nearer the time.
This means that we cannot confirm what, if any spectator access will be available to the event at the moment. We understand this is incredibly frustrating but we are at the mercy of the government restrictions on gatherings at the present time and are of course working hard to allow fans to watch the action out on the stages.
It also means that we cannot yet confirm the numbers allowed in areas such as the service park and therefore if we need to restrict team numbers. Again, we are reviewing this on a daily basis and will be announcing clarification as soon as we possibly can.
I`d like to thank everyone for their patience and any further updates will be made on our social media channels and website.”