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The FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship will benefit from a major new media package when the season starts on Rally North Wales (Saturday 24 March).

As well as an exciting TV package, the championship will make extensive use of live coverage via Facebook, giving extensive updates and news direct from the stages and service areas.

As well as being the first of eight BHRC rounds, Rally North Wales is also the first round of the BHRC Forest Challenge, supported by Rally and Competition Equipment, and the first round for the new BHRC2 supported by Sherwood Engines. BHRC2 has been created to turn the spotlight on the Category 1 (pre-1968) and up to 1600cc cars in the championship.

The team at Special Stage will film the rallies and produce tailored edits for YouTube and social media, which proved to be such a hit in 2017. All edits will be published through the championship and Special Stage Facebook pages, giving a reach of over 40,000 followers. In addition, the championship will feature regularly on Special Stage Weekly, the TV programme available on Front Runner, Sky Channel 468 and Freesat Channel 250.

New for 2018 is Facebook live coverage produced by Matt Cotton and Bex Hinton from MCR Motorsport Media. Following the runaway success of their live feeds during last November’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, this service will be rolled out across the full BHRC for 2018. They will catch up with crews at various points during the rally, subject to phone signal, and will bring all the immediate news, chat, gossip and stories from the rally.

On the four-day Roger Albert Clark Rally, the live coverage drew some amazing statistics. The total impressions were over two million and there were over 366,000 unique users. Nearly 50,000 users liked, commented on or shared the feeds.

Championship manager Colin Heppenstall said: “We put together a very strong media package for 2018 and I think the mix of live coverage and edited highlights will work very well indeed. We’ve got a superb entry for Rally North Wales so it is shaping up to be a great season for the BHRC.”

More details about the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship can be found at http://www.racrmc.org

Follow the championships on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MSABHRC and on Twitter: @MSABHRC

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