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Morris Lubricants is the new title sponsor for the first round of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) British Rally Championship.

The Welshpool-based rally, organised by Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club Ltd, will now be known as the Morris Lubricants Rally North Wales.

This new relationship follows closely on the announcement of Morris Lubricants partnership with Welshman Tom Cave (age 21) from Aberdovey, who will contest this year’s MSA British Rally Championship at the wheel of a Citroen DS3 in the blue and yellow livery of the Shrewsbury-based oil blender.

“All the organising team are absolutely thrilled that Morris Lubricants have decided to become title sponsors for Rally North Wales and we look forward to a very strong and productive relationship”, said Kevin Witton, Event Manager.

Speaking on behalf of Morris Lubricants, Jan Trocki, General Manager – Marketing & Technology, said: “Morris Lubricants is delighted to support such a prestigious event in the UK motorsport calendar. At Morris, we can lubricate pretty much everything, but motorsport is an area where we support performance enthusiasts and professional competitors to pursue their passion.”

The Morris Lubricants Rally North Wales has categories for historic, national and international specification rally cars and qualifies for five national rally championships, the first of which will start from Welshpool Town centre at 11.30am on Saturday 6 April.

On Sunday 7th, contenders in the MSA British and British Historic Championships will restart for two further special stages, before a Ceremonial Finish in Church Street car park at 11.30am.

More comprehensive details about the rally can be downloaded from http://www.rallynorthwales.co.uk.

Other related and useful websites:

Morris Lubricants: http://www.morrislubricants.co.uk
MSA British Rally Championship: http://www.rallybrc.co.uk
MSA British Historic Rally Championship: http://www.HRCR.co.uk
R.A.C. Rally Championship: http://www.racrallychamp.org
Welsh Special Stage Championship: http://www.wnrc.wamc.org.uk
Tom Cave: http://www.tomcaveracing.com

:: Morris Lubricants is a progressive British and independently-owned company which has been manufacturing lubricants in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, since 1869; 140 years of development have seen the company grow to one of Europe’s leading oil blenders and marketers, with a solid reputation for quality and service, serving customers in 65 countries worldwide. With BS ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations, Morris Lubricants offers an extensive range of performance lubricants covering a wide variety of applications. This is backed by the highest level of quality control and technical support, together with an experienced customer service team and its own dedicated delivery fleet.

:: Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club has been at the heart of motorsport in the West Midlands and South Staffordshire since it was founded in 1951. The club organises a wide range of motorsport activities, from mid-week navigational scatter rallies and production car trials, to the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship. It has an active programme of both social and competitive events, which cater for the interests and aspirations of all motorsport enthusiasts, from novice to international competitors. The RACMSA-recognised club currently meets at the Holly Bush Inn, Trysull WV5 7JE (OS map ref 139/853959) every second and fourth Wednesday night, except during the Christmas and New Year period. Membership runs annually from June to May.

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