The Organising Team
The organising team for the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages have a wealth of experience across a number of different motorsport disciplines, including of course stage rallying. Whilst they all have organisational and marshalling experience, many are active competitors as well.
Many of the names and faces will be familiar from the previous winter stage rallies at Brands Hatch, the TRS (Essex) Ltd Brands Hatch Stage Rally and the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages and the summer stage rally, the Hutton Kitchens Brands Hatch Summer Stages.
The winter event is sponsored by MGJ Engineering of Chelmsford, Essex. Mick Johnson, owner of MGJ Engineering, has previously competed on the Brands Hatch Stage Rallies and has been keen to get involved in the event on another level. We are greatful to him and MGJ Engineering for their support. More information on MGJ Engineering is available at http://www.mgj-engineering.co.uk/
RallyFM.net will be broadcasting live from Brands Hatch on the day. To listen on a PC or laptop go to www.rallyfm.net and click on "Listen Live" or one of the alternate streams. To listen on your phone download the Tunein Radio app and search for RallyFM.
The event is expected to cover a similar number of stages and stage miles as previous events, which utilised full use of the venue with stages covering the “rally stage” area, outer paddock, pitlane and Indy Circuit. Spectator access is improved from previous events with access to the inside of Druids, the traditional "rally stage" area and the outside of Paddock Hill Bend. The event is the fifth round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship.
Once again Andrew Coley will be keeping everybody up to date with the latest action at the Brands Hatch Winter Stages. Andrew is familiar to many as one of the voices of the IRC on Eurosport, the World RallycrossRX championship and also as a commentator for the WRC on World Rally Radio and British Superbikes on Radio Five Live.