BHRC and R.A.C. Championships to launch at NEC

The 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the 2016 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will be unveiled to the public at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (14-17 January). Details of the 2016 DMACK Carlisle Stages will also be announced.The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club will be there with a major presence on stand 6814 in Hall 6 to take the wraps off its 2016 programme, which has three major elements:The nine-round Mintex MSA British Historic Rally ChampionshipThe six-round Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally ChampionshipThe DMACK 2016 Carlisle Stages (11 June)The 2016 season will be the second year for the BHRC, Britain’s leading championship for historic cars, of a five-year term under the management of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club.Sure to generate a great deal of interest is the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, which gives UK historic competitors a dedicated asphalt championship for the first time. Potential support for the championship is already running at very encouraging levels and many more enquiries are sure to be taken at the NEC.Meanwhile, early details of the DMACK 2016 Carlisle Stages (Saturday 11 June) will be available for the event that is the fifth round of the BTRDA Rally Series as well as a round of several regional championships and the Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship.Members of the team, headed by Colin and Nicola Heppenstall, will be on hand to meet current and prospective competitors. Championship registrations and club membership renewals will be available to visitors.The 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship starts on the Red Kite Stages on Sunday 21 February and more details are available from www.redkitestages.co.uk The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship starts on the Bovington Stages (5/6 March) and more details will be at www.bdcc.org.uk