ANNOUNCEMENT: We are delighted to reveal that we will now be running a closed road demonstration run along a 1/2 mile/820m section of Marine Drive. This will revive the historic sprint course that used parts of Marine Drive up until the early '60s prior to the establishment of the Coastal Road.

For 2022, this will be a non-competitive, untimed, low speed event for a small number of invited cars and drivers.

Cars will run individually along Marine Drive with the Start opposite the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust with the Finish on the approach to The Pier, opposite Ocean Plaza.

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, will flag off the cars from the start line at approx' 2.30pm.

The road will be closed under a TTRO from 13.30 until 17.00 with runs expected to start at 14.30.

The Public will be able to view the event from the Seaside Promenade Terraces and from The Pier.

Cars will also be on show in The Victoria Park Paddock from late morning until they are driven to the event start area.

For Public Safety, most of the landward side of Marine Drive will have prohibited areas that will be clearly designated and controlled by Marshals.

During the event, Marine Drive access will be closed from:

  • Weld Road Roundabout

  • Victoria Way

  • Junction with Fairway

An approved Diversion Signage Schedule and advanced notice signage will be implemented by our contracted Traffic Management Organisation.

All Businesses and Organisations directly affected by the Road Closure and Diversion have been advised by Sefton Council Highways and Aintree Circuit Club has also undertaken a Consultation Process for both 2022 and in advance for 2023.

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