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Formula 1

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RAC Rally 1996

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Stage Information

Stage 1 - Kershope

10:32 | £5 per car

Stage length: 23.07 miles

Principal marshalling clubs: Furness District MC, Kirkby Lonsdale MC, Morecambe CC

Location: 2 miles south east of Newcastleton

Car parks: Car park A is 7 miles north of Roadhead and gives access to several mid-stage viewing points. Car park B will be used as an overflow, if necessary. Car park C (1200 cars) gives easy access to very good viewing at the finish of the stage.

Fact file: length of stage in 1995 - 22.54 miles. Fastest time 22 mins 50 secs (Eriksson).

Car parks open: Midnight Friday

Starting in England and finishing in Scotland! Mainly fast rugged roads with a very twisty finishing section along the riverside and many deceptive long bumpy straights.

Routes: from the south, approach on the A69 and B6318 to Roadhead, follow signs continuing north on unclassified road to car park A and B (do not attempt to reach this car park from the north). Alternatively, approach from Newcastleton village on the B6357 and turn east over bridge onto unclassified road at the south end of the village. Continue eastwards for 1- miles to car park C near Dykecrofts.

Warning: very narrow access roads to the car parks so no parking will be allowed on public road (police will be patrolling) and no spectator access to Kershope Bridge.

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