This year, the FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship takes a new step forward with an expanded calendar. Although similar to previous years, notably, there is an increase in Asphalt events, adding diversity to what is primarily a loose surface playground.
On Sunday 11th February, from the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk, The Riponian Rally once again raised the curtain on a fresh new season of British Historic Rallying and would provide a challenging event for the participating crews to contend with.
The Forests of North Yorkshire will witness the commencement of the 2024 FUCHS Lubricant, Motorsport UK, British Historic Rally Championship on February 11th. The Riponian Rally, serving as the season opener, will once again take centre stage, marking the beginning of three consecutive Gravel events that will ignite the new season. Following this Championship curtain raiser, the attention will then turn to Wales for Rally North Wales, taking place on March 16th, and the Severn Valley Stages which will follow suit on April 13th.
The FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship arrived in Carlisle for the final round of its 2023 season. After some 300-plus competitive stage miles of rallying across 43 odd special stages on both gravel and tarmac surfaces, the title would be decided in and around the legendary Kielder Forest region of England and Scotland at the final rally of the 7 event calendar.
The TrackRod Motorclub would host the penultimate round of the 2023 FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship from the seaside town of Filey, North Yorkshire. The TrackRod Historic Cup Rally would offer up an array of classic gravel tests in and around the Pickering area in stages such as Dalby, Cropton and Gale Rigg. With 6 stages on offer covering around 57 competitive stage miles, the bumper entry of BHRC crews would arrive in Yorkshire with a bit of a challenge on their hands.
The FUCHs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship returned into action for Round 4 of its 2023 season, this time however, there was a rather significant difference to the previous rounds. For the first time since the 2019 Ulster Rally, the BHRC would venture onto the Asphalt and The Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt would take the honor’s of being the Championship’s one and only visit to the black stuff this season.
The FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship remained in North Wales for the third round of its 2023 season. From the picturesque South Snowdonian town of Bala in North Wales, the Plains rally (May 20) organised by the Knutsford & District Motor Club, would lay on 44 competitive stage miles over eight World Class gravel stages in the Alwen and Aberhirnant Forest Complexes.
The Forests of North Yorkshire came alive with the sounds of horsepower once again as the FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rallying Championship began its 2023 season with the Riponean Rally. This ever-popular event signalled the start of another promising season of Historic Stage rallying, where seven quality events are expected to feature on the calendar this year.