Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally reveals outline plans for 2023

The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally will return to the British rallying calendar in 2023, taking place on 26-28 May.

The popular event will once again return to its traditional host town of Duns in the Scottish Borders for a spectacular weekend of closed-road motorsport.

Announced today [24October], the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship will return to the event as Britain’s premier rally championship brings some of the best drivers in the business to the region to tackle the opening two days of the event which last year saw four-time British champion Keith Cronin seal honours in his Volkswagen Polo GTi R5.

With the news that the event will feature on the BRC roster, organisers are delighted to be able to reveal outline plans for the 2023 offering which includes a new look for competitors to ensure the rally remains fresh and exciting for all.

Once again, two events will feature over the weekend with the Jim Clark Rally taking place on Friday night and Saturday and offering around 67 stage miles, whilst Sunday will host the popular Reivers Rally at just over 42 miles.

After a town centre ceremonial start on Friday night in Duns for the Jim Clark Rally entrants, crews will head out to tackle two moorland stages, one of which will be under the cover of darkness to test the crews to the limit.

Saturday will consist of six tests but will feature stages that formed the Sunday leg of the 2022 event to offer a new challenge for those that contested this year’s two-day rally. Those contesting the Reivers Rally will be able to look forward to the stages that the BRC crews enjoyed in 2022, effectively switching the entire event around.

Across the weekend, the rally will also host some of the most popular stage rally championships in the country and the organising team are anticipating a bumper entry to the three-day motorsport event.

“We are delighted to reveal our outline plans for 2023 and of course welcome the British Rally Championship back to the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally next year,” said Dan Wright, Chairman of the organisers, the Jim Clark Memorial Motor Club.

“We have been working very hard behind the scenes to build on the success of 2022 and part of the plan has been to ensure crews have a new challenge this time around. We want to keep evolving and keeping the route fresh but will still be keeping the fundamental structure of the rally which has proved to be so popular. It’s great to have the support of Beatson’s Building Supplies once again and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Duns on 26 – 28 May”.More information on the event will be revealed in due course.