Beatson’s Mull Rally 2022
There’s lots to look forward to for the 50th running of the Beatson’s Mull Rally in October 2022. Firstly, there’s the celebrations to think about, with lots being planned to make this years event an extra special one. And then there’s the rally itself, with many battles expected throughout the field.
Mull has always been a motorsport festival, some have said it’s just a huge party with some special stages in the middle! This year will add to the festivities with the celebration of the 50th event.
There’ll be special events and craic before the rally begins in earnest, then the focus changing to the battles taking place out on the stages. Battles for seconds throughout the field continue through Friday night and Saturday with the party spirit returning on Sunday.
Secondly, we see new faces joining the organising team behind this iconic event. Among them, new Clerk of the Course Richard Crozier, bringing with him organisational experience from a number of events, including the Ulster Rally and Rally North Wales, and a varied motorsport background both as a competitor and marshal/organiser. Under no illusions as to the task ahead, Richard said “I’m looking forward immensely to October – with so many happy memories of the event, both as a competitor and volunteer, it will be great to play a small part in continuing the story of this historic event. I’m looking forward to working with our existing team of vastly experienced and enthusiastic volunteers, on an event that inspires so much passion both in the rallying community and on the island itself!”
Richard and his team led the route consultation earlier in the year, with a successful outcome involving some notable additions to the well-established stages. The other planning is well under way for the October 14-16 event:
- Police Scotland and Argyll & Bute Council have agreed the route in principal
- The organising Permit in place from Motorsport UK
- Rally Guide 1 will be launched soon
- Mull Rally regulations will be released in July
We now have maps of the stages available. Starting with the first stage, which will take in the Tobermory harbour and then a second run through and on into Mishnish Lochs, the event is promising to be another test of skill and endurance. Other notable stages include the ‘long one’ getting even longer!
For spectators, both on the island and on line, the organisers will be doing everything to get the magic of Mull to everyone. There are more plans to make this comeback as memorable as possible, with many still in the pipeline and will be announced over the coming months. Stay tuned!