Meeke enters the Roger Albert Clark Rally

The five-time WRC winner will drive a Ford Escort Mk2 in the UK's biggest rally


Five-time World Rally Championship event winner Kris Meeke will join Oilver Solberg in contesting the Roger Albert Clark Rally in the UK this November.

Leading WRC2 driver Solberg was announced last week, while the Northern Irishman’s entry in a Wales Motorsport-prepared Ford Escort Mk2 has been confirmed today (Wednesday).

After a few years away from regular rallying, Meeke has made something of a comeback this year – contesting the Portuguese Rally Championship this season for Hyundai in tribute to the late Craig Breen.

But he has never entered the biennial historic event in the UK, which this year boasts the longest route of any British rally for 30 years with stages in Wales, Scotland and England.

It will be a unique challenge for Meeke, who will need to adjust to organizers’ pacenotes with the RAC not affording crews the chance to recce. He will be co-driven by 2022 British and 2023 Irish Tarmac champion Noel O’Sullivan.

Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has also been confirmed on the entry list – making his second start after first taking on the rally in 2021. He’ll drive a Porsche 911 which was used to win the event in the hands of Ryan Champion two years ago.

Previous winners of the Roger Albert Clark Rally include 1984 World Rally champion Stig Blomqvist, five-time British Rally champion Jimmy McRae, M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson and Irishman Marty McCormack who, with three victories, is the most successful driver in the rally’s history.

This year’s event runs on November 23-27.