With Rallye Dorset, formerly known as Rallye Sunseeker, not a part of the British Rally Championship in 2017. Bournemouth, Poole and the county of Dorset is set to miss out on one of Britain’s premier motorsport events.
The rally traditionally launched with a Friday stage in Bournemouth Town centre and in later years at Poole quay, which attracted 20,000 visitors to the area over the two days in 2013. The rally continued with stages held across Dorset, including off road stages that went through Wareham forest.
To re-live the event, that was the BRC’s Rally of the Year in 2011, here’s a selection of pictures from the 2013 event, which is the last one to be held to date.
All images courtesy of Ian Kirk via Wikimedia Commons
The above images are of the British Rally Championship, British Historic Rally Championship and the Armed Forces Rally Team Championship that all took part in the Rallye Sunseeker in 2013.