There has been a long debate within the association as to whether their stringent Road Taxed Vehicle (RTV) regulations should be opened up to allow less standard vehicles to compete.
A new ‘Q-class’ is being tested at NERO’s next RTV, which will allow vehicles with Land Rover engines, gearboxes and axles, but which don't meet other ALRC green book vehicle regulations to compete. Subject to passing a scrutineering safety inspection.
Although there have been some reservations from diehard trialers, for many this is a welcome move to expand the sport, and boost the quantity of competitors at events. It will also give the opportunity to see what advantage, if any, some of the modifications made to vehicles actually give in the competitive trialing field.
The class will only be rolled out to other clubs if it proves to be a success at NERO, and it will only achieve that if drivers turn up to compete, so please give this bold move your support.
The pilot event will be on Sunday 10 April at their Helmsley site in North Yorkshire. To find out more, or to get in touch with the club, please visit their web site at nero.org.uk.