Regional challenges confirmed for BHRC

Two regional challenges will be organised within the 2015 MSA British Historic Rally Championship, with separate competitions based around both the Welsh and Northern events. As the championship heads into a new era under the management of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, individual Welsh and Northern Challenges will be aimed at giving the championship as broad an appeal as possible and ensuring that crews with limitations on time or budget, or both, can compete for end-of-season awards.Welsh ChallengeThe Welsh Challenge will run alongside the MSA British Historic Rally Championship but will have a different scoring system: it will be a class and category-based challenge, allowing crews from any of the four categories to be the Welsh Challenge champions. The championship runs concurrently with the BHRC and competitors can scores points in both series. The Welsh Challenge will be contested over the spectacular gravel and asphalt roads in Wales, the majority of which have featured in past Lombard RAC and Wales Rally GB events.The rounds of the Welsh Challenge are:Sunday 1 February, Red Kite Stages (Llandovery)Sunday 1 March, Mid Wales Stages (Newtown)Saturday 30 May, Severn Valley Stages (Builth Wells)Sunday 26 July, Harry Flatters Rally (Brecon)Saturday 15 August, Neath Valley Stages (Resolven)Northern ChallengeWith four rounds in the North of England, the BHRC will incorporate a Northern Challenge.The Northern Challenge will run alongside the MSA British Historic Rally Championship but will have a different scoring system: it will be a class and category-based challenge, allowing crews from any of the four categories to be the Northern Challenge champions. The championship runs concurrently with the BHRC and competitors can scores points in both series.The rounds of the Northern Challenge are:Saturday 25 April, Pirelli Rally (Carlisle)Thurs/Fri 17/18 September, Isle of Man Classic (part 1)Fri/Sat 18/19 September, Isle of Man Classic (part 2)Fri/Sat 25/26 September, Trackrod Historic Cup (Pickering)


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