Pritchard be­gins BHRC ti­tle de­fence with Red Kite Stages out­ing

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Ja­son Pritchard and Phil Clarke will start their bid for a record third straight Bri­tish His­toric Rally crown on Sun­day’s open­ing round, the Red Kite Stages.

Pritchard’s Ford Es­cort Mk2 will head the Min­tex MSA BHRC field away as he aims to com­plete a hat-trick of over­all ti­tles. The late David Stokes was a four-time cham­pion, but never man­aged a hat-trick. Ranged against the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons is a gag­gle of rapid Es­cort Mk2s for Nick El­liott, Joe Price, Rudi Lan­caster, Steve Ben­nett and Si­mon Web­ster.

“I’ll go with the same ap­proach as pre­vi­ous years but hope­fully have more con­sis­tency than last year, which made it even harder for us,” said Pritchard. “There are half a dozen driv­ers who will be knock­ing on the door.”

The event runs mainly on the gravel stages of the Epynt re­gion and spec­ta­tor in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from red­kitestages.co.uk

Pritchard wants three

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