2013 Legend Fires North West Stages
2013 Winners - Paul Bird and Aled Davies - Ford Focus WRC
Congratulations to Paul Bird and Aled Davies on winning the 2013 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally! Pictured left to right: Dave Bellerby/Kevin Protor (2nd O/A), Aled Davies/Paul Bird (1st O/A), Chris Anderson/Chris Thirling (3rd O/A).
Download details of the Spectator Stages Spectator Maps 2013 (PDF - 299Kb)
|Friday 8th February 2013||Start Time|
|GT4 OC Rally Village Opens in Norcalympia.||12:30 hrs|
|Technical Scrutineering of Competing cars commences in full view of spectators - with commentary and driver interviews. All trade stands and side shows open to the General public.||13:00 hrs|
|Rally competitors assemble at front of Norbreck Castle Hotel for Ceremonial start.||18:15 hrs|
|Ceremonial Start outside front entrance to the Norcalympia (FY2 9AA) - Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Blackpool.||18:30 hrs|
|1st Competitor starts the Lookers Citroen Trax Special Stage, Preston Riverside (PR2 2HW).||19:10 hrs|
|Demonstration runs by Group B/Classic Rally cars on the Michelin Promenade Spectator Stage - Main spectator viewing area directly opposite the Norbreck Castle Hotel.||20:10 hrs|
|1st competing car enters the Michelin Promenade Spectator Stages (FY2 9AA).||20:47 hrs|
|1st competing car enters Overnight Parc Ferme inside the GT4 OC Rally Village.||20:54 hrs|
|Trade stands in GT4 OC Rally Village Close.||22:00 hrs|
|Car number 100 enters Overnight Parc Ferme.||22:30 hrs|
|Saturday 9th February 2013||Start Time|
|Parc Ferme opens for removal of 1st competing car to morning Service Area.||08:15 hrs|
|Re-start from Princess Way - Anchorshome.||09:00 hrs|
|Spectator Stages on Fleetwood Waterfront (FY7 6QE) - Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Wyre.||09:18 hrs|
|ABP Fleetwood Stages (FY7 6AG).||09:38 hrs|
|GT4 OC Rally Village Opens in Norcalympia (FY2 9AA).||10:00 hrs|
|Cars arrive at Main Service Area, Anchorsholme Promenade (1/2 mile from Rally HQ) & GT4 OC Rally Village in Norcalympia||11:00 hrs|
|2nd pair of Spectator Stages on Fleetwood Waterfront (FY7 6QE).||11:55 hrs|
|2nd pair of ABP Fleetwood Stages (FY7 6AG).||12:15 hrs|
|Indoor Radio Controlled Championship races and Live Action at The GT4 OC Rally Village, Trade Stands and Side Shows available to Spectators for the rest of the afternoon.||13:00 hrs|
|Demo Runs on Lookers Citroen Trax Special Stages, Preston Riverside (PR2 2HW).||13:30 hrs|
|1st competing car enters the Lookers Citroen Trax Special Stages, Preston Riverside (PR2 2HW).||13:44 hrs|
|Cars arrive at Main Service Area, Anchorsholme Promenade (1/2 mile from Rally HQ) & GT4 OC Rally Village in Norcalympia||15:05 hrs|
|Demo runs on Michelin Promenade Spectator Stages (Opposite Rally HQ) Blackpool.||15:15 hrs|
|1st competing car enters the Michelin Promenade Spectator Stages (FY2 9AA / FY2 9JN) .||15:35 hrs|
|Spectators gather for ceremonial finish in GT4 OC Rally Village - full commentary etc.||18:15 hrs|
|Ceremonial Finish for top 3 overall with champagne spraying, music and light show. Ceremonial Finish continues for Class winners.||18.30 hrs|
|Last car finishes.||20:30 hrs|
|Awards presentation in the Norbreck Castle Ballroom.||21:45 hrs|
NOTE: Approximate times for the first competitive car.
Rally Champion Set For Blackpool Stages
Jonny Milner is set to make a rare appearance at the wheel of the Toyota Corolla WRC in which he took back to back British Rally Championship titles in 2002 & 2003. The Driffield driver is set to undertake course car duties on next week's Legend Fires North West Stages as part of a campaign to promote his company, Merlin International, being appointed sole UK dealers for Michelin rally tyres.
Milner said "I've no other rally events planned this year so it will be great to bring the car out to show people and it's also a chance to get Duncan McMath in the car so it should be fun."
The Blackpool based rally starts on Friday 8th February with nighttime spectator stages at Preston Trax Motorsport Centre and Blackpool Promenade. Saturday's schedule uses those venues again but the main action is focused on Fleetwood Waterfront. The GT4OC Rally Show takes place throughout the rally in the Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia Exhibition Arena which also hosts Friday's parc ferme and Saturday's champagne finish.
SMS Rally Results Service
Tynemouth Results will once again be offering the invaluable SMS results service. Please visit http://www.nersresults.co.uk/sms/html/order2.html to sign-up for the service. The cost is £2.50 for a set of results after each pair of stages.
Legend Fires North West Stages Regulations
Legend Fires North West Stages 2013 - Download Rally Regulations (PDF - 360Kb)
Marie Curie Sponsorship Form
Legend Fires North West Stages 2013 - Download Marie Curie Sponsorship Form (PDF - 510Kb)
Rally Entry Form
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Legend Fires North West Stages Rally 2013
The 2013 Legend Fires North West Stages will take place on Friday/Saturday 8th/9th February, a week later than in recent years. It will be the tenth successive year that Legend Fires, the company owned by Skoda Fabia WRC driver John Stone, have been the main sponsors of the Blackpool based event.
"A Rally Show and More!" That's how organisers of the 2013 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally are describing the Norbreck Rally Village that's being held at Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia Exhibition Area over the rally weekend.
The event, which takes place on Friday/Saturday 8th/9th February attracts thousands of rally fans from all parts of the UK and all signs point to this year's event being bigger and better than ever!
This year's FREE to enter Rally Village provides for a greater diversification of motorsport interests with exhibitors from an exotic selection of Grp B cars, History of Ford in Rallying, Karting and numerous Historic, Show and Display Cars to name but a few. There's also lots to interest the younger visitors with Slot Car Racing and Radio Control Cars due to feature.
Scrutineering and Rally Trade Stands are open to Spectators on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at the Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia exhibition centre. Rally fans will be able to obtain up-to-date rally results and purchase hot food and drink within the Norbreck Castle Hotel complex.
For 2013 the Norbreck Rally Village is being sponsored by the Toyota GT4 Owners Club. Rally Village Manager, Darren Fox commented: "The indoor Norbreck Rally Village was at the heart of the 2012 Legend Fires North West Stages and for 2013 we're planning an even bigger, better Rally Village! Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Rally Show team and the generous support of the GT4 OC, we're aiming to deliver the best Motorsport Show in the North of England!"
For further details and to learn how your business can reserve a trade stand area, please contact Darren Fox.
Darren Fox (Rally Village Manager)
Telephone: 07730 422 528.
Around 600 officials signed on last year and helped make the 2012 rally a great success. Many comments have been received thanking the marshals and also commenting on their professional attitude.
Thanks again to all who signed on this year and hopefully we will see you next year.
Marshals Required for 2013 Event
If you're not competing and want to get a closer view of the action then why not Register as a Rally Marshal.
All Marshals are eligible for the superb end of rally prize draw. Marshals are required Friday afternoon/evening for scrutineering and all day Saturday for the rally itself. Previous marshalling experience is not required.
Guide to Marshalling
Marshalling is the term given to the job done by people on the ground who operate rally controls such as starts and finishes as well as controlling spectators on stages to ensure the stage is safe to run. Marshals are often responsible for a particular section of stage and often work under the supervision of a sector official. It is the Marshal's job to look out for the safety of the spectators and to maintain the stage furniture at all times for the safety of the competitors.
Warm clothing is essential, a good waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers plus appropriate footwear (metal toe capped type is recommended) with thermal socks (in winter). Gloves are also advisable for both warmth and protection.
- A Ski hat or similar headwear to provide warmth.
- A whistle, to be blown when cars are approaching.
- A flask with something warm inside to keep you going.
- Energy food, anything with glucose or as from personal experience Flapjacks.
Please contact our Chief Marshal to Register:
Mark Carter (Chief Marshal)
Telephone: 07724 472 756.