Pirelli Rally starts

21st Pirelli International Rally gets underway this evening. Some of the top names in rallying tackle the course through north Cumbria and into Kielder Forest.

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Pirelli Rally: Day 2

Carlisle racecourse
Carlisle racecourse Credit: ITV

Hundreds of drivers have been tackling tough stages in Kielder Forest on the second day of the 2012 Pirelli Rally.

The event draws thousands of tourists to Cumbria and is thought to bring in two million pounds for the local economy.

The rally ends at Carlisle racecourse this afternoon.


21st Pirelli Rally begins

Pirelli rally 2011 Credit: ITV Border

*Set in the heart of Cumbria, this year's Pirelli International Rally will challenge crews over 12 stages covering 95 competitive miles, with Saturday's stages predominantly located in the Kielder forest: Europe's largest man-made forest. *