FUCHS LUBRICANTS will be the title sponsor of the 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship in a partnership that further strengthens the links between FUCHS and the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club.

FUCHS LUBRICANTS will now be the headline sponsor for both the MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the established FUCHS LUBRICANTS RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship.

The popularity of both championships, aimed at historic two-wheel drive cars primarily from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, will give FUCHS a strong platform to showcase its range of high performance lubricants, including the soon to be launched improved CLASSIC range of four-wheel engine and gear oils. All competing cars will feature FUCHS branding, which will carry across into the TV, social media and print media footprint of the twin championships. The RACRMC now has a total Facebook following of more than 20,000.

The new BHRC partnership comes at a time when gravel rallying for historic cars is poised for a strong season as events move towards formats that offer greater appeal for the historic crews. Meanwhile, the Historic Asphalt Rally Championship is continually building support from those who prefer to compete on sealed surfaces.

Colin Heppenstall from the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club said

"We're delighted to build on our already strong links with FUCHS LUBRICANTS. I think the BHRC is set for a very strong season in 2018 and the Historic Asphalt Championship continues to attract new competitors. We would like to thank the team at FUCHS for its extended support."

Sally Travis from FUCHS LUBRICANTS said

"We have been lucky enough to work with Colin and the team at the RACRMC for a few years now, and so I am excited about the chance to have the FUCHS name in partnership with both the UK's top two historic championships. We have a long history in motor sport and our proven products are demanded by track day enthusiast to professional racer."

The BHRC schedule is:

  • Saturday 24 March: North Wales Stages (Dolgellau)
  • Saturday 28 April: Pirelli Rally (Carlisle)
  • Friday/Saturday 8/9 June: Carlisle Stages (Carlisle)
  • Sunday 24 June: Red Kite Stages (Neath)
  • Sunday 29 July: Harry Flatters Rally (Brecon)
  • Thursday-Saturday 13-15 September: Rally Isle of Man (Douglas)
  • Friday/Saturday 28/29 September: Trackrod Historic Cup (Filey)

The Historic Asphalt schedule is:

  • Saturday/Sunday 3/4 March: Bovington Stages (Dorset)
  • Sunday 22 April: Rallye Salamandre (Belgium)
  • Sunday 3 June: Mini Epynt Stages (Brecon)
  • Sunday 29 July: Harry Flatters Rally (Brecon)
  • Thursday-Saturday 13-15 September: Rally Isle of Man (Douglas)
  • Friday/Saturday 12/13 October: Jersey Rally (St Helier)

Note: calendars subject to MSA approval.

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