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The FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship will enjoy its furthest-reaching media package to date when the seven-event season starts on Rally North Wales (Saturday 30 March).

As well as an on-going TV package, the championship will make extensive use of social media channels with a particular focus on Facebook and YouTube.

Live event coverage on Facebook was a real hit in 2018 and drew almost one million page views for the championship in coverage produced by Matt Cotton and Bex Hinton from MCR Motorsport Media. The final tally for the BHRC alone was a hugely impressive 988,390.

During the coming season they will again catch up with crews at various points during the rally, subject to the availability of phone signal, and will bring all the immediate news, chat, gossip and stories from the rally.

The team at Special Stage will continue to film all the rallies and produce tailored edits for YouTube and social media, with each of the categories enjoying bespoke coverage. In 2018, the BHRC edits drew a Facebook audience of 48,500.

All edits will be published through the championship and Special Stage Facebook pages, giving a reach of over 60,000 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. Across all of its motor sport coverage, Special Stage has a spectacular audience on Social Media, with a total of 2.3 million views on Facebook and a further 250,000 views on YouTube during 2018.

Championship manager Colin Heppenstall said: “I am delighted to confirm our media packages for 2019. We enjoyed very encouraging statistics in 2018 and I am sure that the reach of the BHRC will continue to grow this season. We are now achieving far greater exposure than in the era when niche TV was the only avenue available.”

As well as being the first of seven BHRC rounds, Rally North Wales is also the first round of BHRC2 supported by Sherwood Engines, which puts the emphasis on the Category 1 (pre-1968) and up to 1600cc cars in the championship, and the first round of the BHRC Forest Challenge, supported by Rally and Competition Equipment.

For information on FUCHS LUBRICANTS, visit: http://www.fuchs.com/uk

More details about the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK 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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