Ensuring a bright future for stage rallying in the UK

The Sport


RallyFuture is the campaign to help ensure a bright future for stage rallying in the UK by promoting and further enhancing safety, particularly for spectators.

Primarily, this entails implementing 29 recommendations from the Motorsport Event Safety Review (MESR), which was set up by the Scottish Government following the 2014 Jim Clark Rally. Motorsport UK has committed to this implementation programme in a staged manner over approximately two years, until early 2017.

The full list of recommendations – and progress towards implementing them – is outlined here.

“Maybe rallying can never be completely safe for the competitor but for spectators there are some simple personal safeguards which you can follow so that you are not putting yourself at risk. I ask you, for your own sakes, please think where you watch from, do not take risks to get the best view or the best photo. Listen to the marshals and never argue with them. Follow paths that have been made for you and don’t please wander about in the stage and try and get out of the way just as a car is coming. I know you love our sport, and our sport would be nothing without you, but do not put yourself and our sport at risk. Use that British common sense!” Ari Vatanen, 1981 World Rally Champion

For advice and guidance regarding spectator safety, please click here.

Stage Rally Safety Requirements Edition 6

Annexes (Effective 1 November 2023)


Stage Rally Safety Requirements Edition 5

Effective from 4 June 2022:

Annexes (Effective 4 June 2022)


Safety Delegate

Artwork for event programmes or signage

Marshals’ Training & Accreditation

Media Accreditation

For the latest list of accredited media or to apply for rally media accreditation, please click here


Rallying: First on Scene