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Date set for third Chatsworth Rally Show.

The VK-sponsored Rally Show at Chatsworth will again take place at the start of the summer next year, running from June 6-7, it has been announced.

Although the core of the event will remain unchanged the third edition, the organisers are promising some 'major innovations'.

"The biggest changes will be that the two-day event will now feature four stages - two different ones each day - and the whole event will be turned on its head with the layout reversed to place the service park and exhibition area close to Chatsworth House," read statement to the media. "The result will provide even better access and viewing for the thousands of spectators."

This year's show was deemed very successful with 15,000 people attending over the weekend and watching just over 150 rally cars performing.

"The menu this year - with actual competitions blended with stage sessions, demonstrations and displays, including historic rally cars - proved extremely popular, especially the appearance of ex-World Rally champion, Marcus Gronholm, in a Ford Focus WRC08," added the organisers.

"No fewer than 20 former British Rally champions attended and three of them - Ari Vatanen, David Richards and Stig Blomqvist - were also previous World Champions. The free and easy atmosphere meant that fans were able to mingle with their heroes to chat and get autographs.

"The top competition is always for the fastest and most exotic rally cars; in 2008, this was graced by German visitor, Olaf Dobberkau, in his fearsome Porsche 933GT. However, the event was won for the second time in succession by Global Brands chairman, Steve Perez, with his Ford Focus WRC.

"In the background of the 2008 event were an off-road experience in trials cars for the general public, a funfair and exhibition and trade stands, all related to motor sport and motoring.

"Plans for 2009 include a major increase in facilities and entertainments away from the special stages; this has been aided by the new layout of the event."



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