Mini Sport Advent Calendar

2019 HRCR Mini Sport Cup Events

The 2019 HRCR Mini Sport Cup will be celebrating both sixty years of the iconic Mini and ten years of the HRCR Mini Cup by offering a Championship that is open to all Historic Stage Rally Mini and Mini derivatives built up to the end of 1990. We are pleased that the Championship will again be supported by Mini Sport of Padiham who can support our competitors with a wide range of products and services including their workshops and rolling road facility.

This coming year we will be returning to the EMCOS stages at Down Ampney and we have a new event for the Championship the Brawdy Stages at Haverford West which was greatly enjoyed by competitors in the Stage Masters Championship in 2018.The Tour of Flanders will also be celebrating their 60th Anniversary and have assured us of a great welcome again. Just a short drive on other side of the Channel this is an excellent event for a first foray into continental rallying.

Our programme subject to approval by Motorsport UK is:

Round 1:

Saturday 16th March

The Jasper’s Bakeries AGBO Historic Stages Rally, Weston Park, Shropshire

The season opens with the 22nd running of this popular event within the 1000 acre estate of Weston Park providing over 30 stage miles for competitors. In 2019 Historics will run in a separate event on the Saturday before the Modern Cars on Sunday.

Round 2:

Sunday 5th May

Dixies Historic Challenge, Epynt

Run for the first time in 2015 this event became an instant hit with competitors providing 45 miles of stages within a compact route on the famous Epynt military ranges.

Round 3:

Saturday 25th May

The EMCOS Stages Down Ampney, we will be returning to this popular venue after a short break.

Round 4:

Sunday 7th July

Brawdy Stages

Part of the Stage Masters Championship in 2018 this venue proved popular with competitors and we are pleased to have it as a new event to the championship. It is based at a ministry of defense venue near Haverfordwest, West Wales

Round 5:

Sunday 4th August

Used Car Parts Solway Coast Historic Rally, Dundrennan Solway Ranges

We are returning to the Dundrennan Solway Ranges for 40 miles of challenging roads and like last year the historics and juniors will run in separate events on the Sunday with modern cars on the Saturday.

Round 6 & 7:

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September

The 60th Anniversary Tour of Flanders – Belgium

A great opportunity to experience the fantastic atmosphere of rallying on the closed roads of Belgium. Starting Friday evening the event consists of 2 legs over approx. 200 Kms of stages.

Round 8:

Sunday 22nd September

Cheviot Stages Rally, Northumberland

A popular and challenging event, again offering at least 60 miles of testing roads over the famous Otterburn Ranges.Scrutineering, documentation and a recce will take

place .