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13th October 2017:  Final TV date for 2017 BHRC

The TV coverage of rounds seven, eight and nine of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will first be screened on Tuesday 17 October at 4.50pm on Motorsport TV. 

The programme will then be repeated at 2pm on Wednesday 18 October and at 6pm on Friday 19 October. Motorsport TV is available on Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545. 

The fourth programme in the schedule will cover the dramatic title showdown as Jason Pritchard and Nick Elliott battled for the BHRC crown. As well as high-speed action from the Isle of Man double-header, the programme tells the story of the deciding moments in the Yorkshire forests on the Trackrod Historic Cup. 

While the championship will again feature in regular dedicated programmes on Motorsport TV, an increasing focus is being placed onto on-line content, including mini-features, editorials, previews and swift post-event summaries. This content is available via social media and YouTube (here).

Filming and TV production for the BHRC is again being handled by the team at Special Stage. Support for coverage of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship comes from TV partners Chris Browne Builders, Dunkin Donuts, Keighley Transit Centre, Rally and Competition Equipment and Sherwood Engines.


11th October 2017: Provisional dates for 2018 season announced
It's only just over a week since the end of the 2017 season, but the organisers of the Mintex MSA BHRC have announced the provisional dates for the 2018 Championship. The series organisers have moved to ensure that the historic crews get the best possible road conditions on the five gravel rallies. 

The 2018 calendar will feature a number of significant changes, most notable being a commitment that the historic crews will run ahead of the four-wheel-drive cars on all five gravel events. Read the full story here


2nd October 2017: Pritchard and Clarke clinch BHRC hat-trick

Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke have won the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the third time in a row after a nail-biting climax on the final round, the Trackrod Historic Cup (September 29/30). Read the full report by Paul Lawrence here.


2nd October 2017: Award winners announced for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

The special award winners from the final round of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Trackrod Historic Cup (Friday/Saturday 29/30 September) have been announced. 

Stuart and Linda Cariss (1600cc Ford Escort Mk1), who finished 20th in the historic section of the rally, collected the award for the “Best Improvement on Seeding”, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. 

The “Spirit of the Rally” product award from Fuchs Lubricants went to James Potter who returned to rallying after a significant operation in June and drove a strong rally with new co-driver Peter Kettle to take 14th place overall. 

Finally, Terry Cree won the “Hard Charger” award of a 20-litre jerry can from Green Valley Industrial Supplies. Cree and co-driver Richard Shores had a good run in their BMW 2002 to finish 15th overall and win class C3 on their home event.


27th September 2017: Mintex MSA BHRC showdown in Yorkshire

 The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will conclude in style with a winner-takes-all final on the Trackrod Historic Cup in the famous Yorkshire forests (29/30 September). Read the full preview here.


19th September 2017: Isle of Man award winners announced.

The special award winners from the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, Rally Isle of Man (14-16 September) have been announced. Read the full list of winners here.


 Pritchard takes BHRC double on Isle of Man

Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke were the stars of the historic section of Rally Isle of Man during rounds 7 and 8 of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship (September 14-16). Go to the full Rally Isle of Man report here.


14th August 2017: Next MSA BHRC TV date announced

The TV coverage of rounds five and six of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will first be screened on Thursday 17 August at 4.50pm on Motorsport TV.

The programme will then be repeated at 1.10pm on Friday 18 August and at 2.40am on Friday 19 August. Motorsport TV is available on Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545.

The third programme in the schedule will cover two fast and furious asphalt events as the leading championship contenders headed to Ireland for the ALMC Stages and then to Epynt in Wales for the Harry Flatters Rally. Rob Smith and Alun Cook won in Ireland while Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke kept their bid for a hat-trick of BHRC titles alive with a hard-earned victory in Wales after a tremendous four-way lead battle. Go to the Special Stage website here.


16th June 2017:  Rally coasts into new sea-side setting

The county’s biggest and most diverse rally, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire on September 29/30, will be based in and around the historic East Coast town of Filey with the two-day event finishing with a ceremonial awards presentation during Saturday afternoon. Read the full story here.


2017 BHRC calendar unveiled

The dates for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed, with an eight-event, nine-round, schedule covering five gravel and three asphalt rallies. Read the full details of the 2017 season here.



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