RACMRC confirmed as preferred bidder for BHRC

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd has been announced as the preferred bidder for the MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the next five years, starting in 2015.The Club currently promotes the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, the Roger Albert Clark Rally and the DMACK Carlisle Stages.The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has recently undertaken an exhaustive tender process to conclude the award of contracts to organise and promote the major UK rally championships from the start of 2015.The MSA is pleased to announce that the tender lodged by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd for the MSA British Historic Rally Championship has been selected to go forward and is currently in the negotiation stage. The MSA stresses that these negotiations remain subject to contract, but both parties are optimistic that they will result in a positive conclusion for historic rallying.Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “The MSA British Historic Rally Championship was a difficult decision. The MSA has an excellent relationship with the Historic Rally Car Register and they have done a great job with the championship in recent years. The growth in popularity of historic rallying has brought more cars and more competitors to the sport, which has been great news for event organisers and, of course, spectators. “However, having considered a number of tenders for the BHRC, the selection panel made a unanimous decision regarding the preferred bid. A subsequent meeting with Colin Heppenstall was very positive and although we have yet to conclude an agreement, I am very encouraged by the progress of negotiations for this important championship.”“We are very pleased to be the preferred bidder for the BHRC,” said Colin Heppenstall. “We’re looking forward to working with the MSA on the next chapter in the BHRC story.”