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BHRC David Stokes awardThe rallying career and character of David Stokes will be remembered with a new end-of-season award within the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

This special award, supported by Castrol, will celebrate the life of the four-time BHRC champion who was challenging for a fifth crown when taken ill last summer. After a short battle with cancer, David died in February. Read More »

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The major winners for the 2011 Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed. Following the cancellation of the Isle of Man Historic Rally, due to start today (Friday 28 October), the major awards were decided over seven events and it was David Stokes and Guy Weaver who completed back-to-back titles in their Ford Escort Mk1.

Category victories went to Rikki Proffitt (Porsche 911), Andrew Siddall (Ford Escort Mk1) and Will Onions (Ford Escort Mk2). Meanwhile, the co-driver titles for the three categories fell to Geraldine McBride, Carl Williamson and Dave Williams. Despite ending their season with a spectacular accident on the Ulster Rally in August, Onions and Williams still claimed category three when their nearest rivals Tim Pearcey and Neil Shanks retired with gearbox failure on the final round, the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally. That left Pearcey and Shanks just 1.5 points behind. Read More »

As well as being the top championship contenders to finish the Colin McRae Historic Forest Stages (Saturday 1 October), David Stokes and Guy Weaver also sealed the championship crown on the final round of the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic rally Championship. Read More »

Our first visit to Aberfeldy for the Colin McRae Forest Stages was also the first visit for the BHRC crews and was also their championship finale. Conditions on the day of the rally were certainly challenging with heavy rain and fog blighting the stages. Unsurprisingly it was experience that shone through as Stig Blomqvist & Anna Goni (Escort MkII) took a comfortable victory from Simon Tysoe & Cliffy Simmons (Escort MkII) with David Stokes & Guy Weaver (Escort MkI) just behind in 3rd overall. However Stokes took the post Historic class victory and had done more than enough to secure back to back titles. His only challenger Rikki Proffitt, co-driven by Phill Harrison in his Porsche 911, broke a driveshaft on the final stage and retired from the event. They also needed to win their class and hope Stokes would slip up, neither of which happened. Read More »

David Stokes and Guy Weaver underlined their bid to retain the Dunlop/Wonago MSA British Historic Rally Championship title with an emphatic victory on the asphalt roads of Belgium during the Historic Tour of Flanders (9/10 September). Read More »

Tomas Davies and Eurig Davies were the toast of Ulster after a superb category three victory on round five of the Dunlop/Wonago MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Todd’s Leap Ulster Historic Rally (19/20 August).

The Welsh crew overcame some fierce challenges on their way to a first BHRC victory as the Ulster Rally again delivered stunning stages and a mighty challenge. Read More »

David Stokes and Guy Weaver claimed victory on the SGC Printing Harry Flatters Historic Rally on Sunday (31 July), but only after a day-long fight with Connor Corkill and Mark Perryman was resolved on the final stage as Stokes took a five-second winning margin. Read More »

The spectacular rivalry between the Ford Escorts of Nick Elliott/Chris Brooks and Julian Reynolds/Ian Oakey was once again the highlight as the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Rally Championship returned to Wales for round two, the Bulldog Historic Rally (Saturday 2 April). Read More »

In only his second event in a four-wheel drive car, Welshman Elfyn Evans took his maiden win on the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship with a scintillating victory on today’s Bulldog International Rally of North Wales.

The 22 year old from Dolgellau along with fellow Welsh co driver Andrew Edwards brought his Pirelli-sponsored Subaru Impreza home 17.7 seconds ahead of Scots pairing David Bogie and Kevin Rae’s Mitsubishi Lancer with Adam Gould and Sebastian Marshall surviving a late scare with a broken oil cooler to clinch third in their Subaru. Read More »

A winning margin of just one second over some of the finest gravel stages in Britain got the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Rally Championship off to a superb start on the Rally Marketing Mid Wales Historic Stages (Sunday 6 March.

While Julian Reynolds and Ian Oakey pipped Nick Elliott and Chris Brooks in category three with a last stage charge, other category wins went to David Stokes/Guy Weaver and Simon Wallis/Graham Wride after a fabulous day of competition. Read More »