Pritchard begins BHRC title defence with Red Kite Stages outing
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