It is with great regret that we have to cancel the Spring National Hillclimb at Harewood on Sunday 15th April.
This difficult decision was made following a site inspection yesterday. The recent wet weather has made a lot of the land unusable and whilst the paddock and track areas are in reasonable condition, we do not have sufficient dry ground to cater for the large number of cars, trailers, motorhomes, etc. Anyone who was at Harewood on Practice Day will appreciate how bad the ground conditions were, especially in the main car park, with numerous vehicles, including 4x4’s becoming stranded and having to be towed out with a tractor. You will also be aware that we invested heavily in drainage a few years ago to alleviate what was a regular problem. This has proved successful over the last few years but clearly the extensive period of wet weather has proved too much for the drainage to cope with.
On behalf of BARC Yorkshire Centre, I offer our sincere apologies for the obvious inconvenience and disappointment it will cause to you. I hope that you will understand our decision and look forward to seeing you later in the season.
Tim Wilson Clerk of the Course