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Ahead of the final round of the BHRC it was all still to play for with any of three drivers up for the championship. Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI) had the lead in the championship but they also had the greatest threat from fellow category 2 contenders on this event. Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) looked good in category 3 and would be there to pick up the pieces if Reynolds failed to deliver. Then there was Dessie Nutt & Geraldine McBride (911) who needed Reynolds to finish 3rd or worse and Elliott to finish 2nd or worse in their respective categories, whilst they won category 1. Elliott stormed into an early lead and with Nutt behind Rikki Proffitt & Phill Harrison (911), it was now a two way fight for the title. Read More »

The first trip on to asphalt in this years BHRC and a full championship return for the Harry Flatters Rally. It saw an epic battle which led to victory for Gareth James & Steffan Evans (Escort MkII) beating Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) on a rare asphalt outing. The gap was just under 25 seconds but crucially Elliott failed to win category 3 for the first time this year whilst category 2 saw main title contenders Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI) fight back from gearbox issues early on to win the category and finish 3rd overall just under a minute back. Read More »

With a clash of two events we usually attend we went for the trip to Wales for the Severn Valley Rally. We were in for a real treat as the rally saw only half a second separate the top two. Going into the final stage Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI) led the event, a stunning drive in a post Historic car. Kevin Davies & Dale Furniss (Escort MkII) were a few seconds behind with Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) hot on their heels. But barely a mile from the end of the final stage Davies’s hopes went up in smoke as his engine blew. Elliott was ahead on the road so didn’t know what had happened behind him. He was spectacular and did enough to not only win the Classic category but take overall victory from Reynolds by the closest ever victory margin in BHRC history. Read More »

After missing out on the Bulldog we finally got to see a decent amount of action from the BRC crews in what proved to be a real endurance event for the crews. Keith Cronin & Marshall Clarke (DS3) were consistently quick throughout the Saturday to notch up their first win of the season from Jarkko & Petri Nikara (DS3). The final victory margin had been just over 17 seconds but in truth Cronin backed off on the final stage after holding a bigger lead over initial rally leader Nikara. The podium was duly completed by Mark Donnelly & Dai Roberts (Clio R3) over a minute and a half further back. Still this was welcome for the Sunseeker winner after what happened on the Bulldog. Special mention must go to Elfyn Evans & Phil Pugh (Fiesta R2) who had been 2nd overnight in what was a stunning drive in a less powerful car than the top 3. Read More »

Our focus once again was on the Historic rally and with the stage cancellations that hit the International event, we made the right choice. It was a fine follow up win for Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) who were pushed hard by Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI).  The victory margin was only just over 16 seconds which was a fantastic achievement for Reynolds in older technology. Kevin Davies & Dale Furniss (Escort MkII) completed the podium with 2nd place in the classics. The Historic category went the way of Rikki Proffitt & Phill Harrison (911) but only by 18 seconds after a fine drive by Dessie Nutt & Geraldine McBride (911). Read More »

The final results from the Mid Wales Stages will show a comfortable win for Nick Elliott & Dave Price in their Escort MkII but it had been a hard fought victory. In the morning wintry conditions reminded the crews that this was still only the first weekend of March. Elliott held only an eight second lead after stage 3 over Will Onions & Dave Williams (Escort MkII) but issues on stage 4 for Onions and shear pace on stage 5 gave Elliott the win. In the post Historics Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI) had the perfect start in their new car. Their victory margin was 49 seconds and they would have been 5th overall. Then in the Historics it was a tighter affair as Paul Mankin & Desmond Bell (Lotus Cortina) won by 27 seconds. Read More »