British Cross Country joins motorsport’s return to the forest trial

Thursday 22 April 2021

Following the announcement last month that motorsport competition is returning to the Forestry England estate, Motorsport UK can confirm a second event will form part of the test event weekend, with a round of the British Cross Country Championship set to be held on 25/26 September 2021.

Following ongoing consultation between Forestry England and the governing body for UK motorsport, the British Cross Country Championship will now be able to host a round of the series in the Kielder Forest on the same weekend as the Trackrod Rally takes place as a test event in Yorkshire.

The two-day event will also be used to test Forestry England’s capacity for restarting large scale events – this time in the northern region of the country. This will facilitate the preparation of any supplementary guidance in preparation for other events accessing the forests shortly afterwards.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, commented: “We are grateful for the continued dialogue and support of Forestry England, and delighted to see another of our disciplines return to the forestry estate. Together with the Trackrod Rally, we will be able to gather valuable insight from these two test events and help shape any future guidelines and protocols across our disciplines”