Mintex will continue as title sponsor for the MSA British Historic Rally Championship in 2016 after confirming renewed support for the leading rally championship for historic cars. The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club is promoting the MSA BHRC under a five-year contract and 2016 will be the second year of that agreement. The calendar covers six gravel and two asphalt rallies, with a double-header on the Isle of Man in September to make nine rounds.
Mintex branding will feature on all competing cars and will be incorporated into the championship’s new TV package. The team at Special Stage will film all eight events and produce hour-long programmes to give the BHRC some of the best TV exposure in British rallying.
Lawrence Bleasdale from Mintex said: “I’m very pleased to confirm our on-going partnership with the BHRC. We will be celebrating our heritage by supporting the championship and 2016 is all set to be another very well-supported and highly competitive season.”
“Mintex is a great brand and is a perfect fit for the BHRC,” added championship manager Colin Heppenstall. “Our first season together went extremely well and we’re delighted to welcome Mintex back for 2016. We’ve got nearly 60 registered crews entered for the opening round, which is an excellent start to the new season.”
The full 2016 BHRC calendar is:
Sunday 21 February: Red Kite Stages
Saturday 2 April: North Wales Stages
Saturday 30 April: Pirelli Carlisle Rally
Saturday 4 June: Severn Valley Stages
Sunday 31 July: Harry Flatters Rally
Saturday 20 August: Red Dragon Stages
Thurs-Sat 15-17 Sep: Isle of Man Classic
Fri/Sat 30 Sep/1 Oct: Trackrod Historic Cup