Mull full (again)
- Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally sells out in a matter of minutes
- Stars align and head for the Isle of Mull from October 13-16
- Capacity 150-car entry makes for a celebratory 50th running of the event
Not only is the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally the longest and most challenging in the UK this season, it turns out it remains the most popular.
Entries opened for the October 13-16 event at 1930 on Friday evening and within three hours the Tobermory-based event had already received confirmation from more than 150 crews.
A delighted clerk of the course Richard Crozier said: “This is fantastic news for the event. When a team gets together and organises a rally, we are fundamentally putting ourselves in the shop window. We sit alongside other events around the UK and Europe and we ask competitors to make a decision.
“Overwhelmingly, they have voted with their feet in favour of Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally. I want to thank them for that – not just from our team, Argyll & Bute Council but the island itself. This event brings massive commercial and economic benefit at a time when the season is starting to wind down for the year.
“I’ll be honest and say there were a few nerves around on Friday afternoon as we prepared to launch the event entries online and 180 minutes later we were done.”
That capacity 150-car field is in for a real treat in October. Not only is the Tobermory street stage back for the first time since 2014, there’s the very (very) long one from Loch Tuath through Calgary and down Glen Aros on Saturday night to look forward to.
The 145-mile route runs across 16 stages, two nights and one afternoon.
Further details of the entry list will be revealed in coming weeks.
Richard added: “It’s very fair to say, all the ingredients are there for another absolute classic. There will be plenty of local rivalries being renewed and a certain Daniel Harper defending his superb 2021 victory at the wheel of his Mini John Cooper Works WRC.
“Naturally, we will see some of the crews falling by the wayside – this always happens. If you’re one of the competitors out there who think they have missed out on an opportunity, keep an eye on the Mull Rally Facebook page for any possible late entries.
“For now, I want to thank all the competitors for their incredible support and for the whole team who have already put so much work into this year. See you on the island!”