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04/08/2015 by admin

PRITCHARD WINS IN EPYNT AND EDGES CLOSER TO BHRC TITLE

Jason and Eian Pritchard

Jason Pritchard was victorious over the Harry Flatters stages of the 2015 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship (BHRC) last weekend and the 27-year-old is now occupying top spot in the Championship after five fantastic performances.

The Harry Flatters stages, based in Brecon offered a tough challenge for competitors as monsoon conditions swept across the famous Epynt Military Ground on Sunday, however Pritchard overcame the elements in style to gain victory in his MK2 Ford Escort.

Straight from the start the battle for the historic honours was going to be between Pritchard and Melvyn Evans and it was the Pritchard who came out on top and followed in the footsteps of his father with victory at Epynt:

“Wow, what can I say. I feel very privileged to have a victory over these famous stages. I’ve watched so many races up here and witnessed my Dad also take top spot so to be able to do the same is a wonderful feeling. “Huge credit must go to the marshalls who braved those terrible conditions on Sunday – without them, there would have been no event to win. Also, I want to thank Phil Clarke for another faultless job on the notes, he was a huge factor in us taking top spot. “It was amazing to be racing alongside my Dad and I’m proud of his third place finish in the Modern Stages.”

Pritchard was fastest on four of the five stages and showed excellent composure and speed to take the rally by 27 seconds from second placed Evans. With a first place finish, Pritchard is now on top of the pile in the British Historic Rally Championship:

“I’m delighted to be top at the moment and I wouldn’t be in such a good position if it wasn’t for all the work and support I have from Phil, the team around me, my family and sponsors. “I will be doing everything I can to try and stay there until the end of the season but nothing in rallying can be taken for granted so I need to keep my concentration and performances at the same level.”

Jason’s father Eian finished an impressive 3rd in the Modern Stages, a great feat and a brilliant final position – especially with over 75 cars entered in the event.

The 2015 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship continues in the Isle of Man with rounds seven and eight taking place on the island, the competition starts on Thursday 17th September (evening) before two full days on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.