2015 British Historic Rally Championship results Round 1 Red Kite Stages

WALTERS ARENA SHAKEDOWN TEST JANUARY 2015

Before tackling the Red Kite rally, Phil Harris of Harris & Co motorsport accountants undertook a two day test at Walters Arena in Wales. The test was very successful and gave Phil valuable seat time. In addition he got some coaching from leading rally driver Rob Smith. watch the video of the testing here

BINKS MEDIA SPONSOR HARRIS & CO

Leading media specialists Binks Media have agreed to sponsor the Harris & Co motorsport accountants Mini Cooper in this year's MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

RED KITE STAGES 2015

Last weekend saw Phil Harris of Harris & Co, Northampton based motorsport accountants, make the competition debut of his 1963 Mini Cooper after its complete restoration by RSR Historic Engineering.

The odds were really stacked against Phil and co-driver Alan Walker. Not only was this the first time the car had been used competitively, it was also Phil's first forest rally for 27 years. To add further challenges, it was Phil's first forest stage on pace notes and the early Sunday morning stages were covered in hard packed snow and sheet ice!

Phil's target for the event was to get to the finish and gain some valuable experience in the car.

Phil and Alan were quick off the mark, though, and were third fastest in Category 1 (pre 1968 cars) on the first 8 mile stage through Crychan.

They kept up a good pace all day, although they lost about a minute in stage 4 with a rear puncture.

The car ran flawlessly, thanks to the excellent preparation by RSR Historic Engineering. The service crew of Rob Smith and Jason Thomas had little to do on the event, other than give the car a quick clean!!

Phil and Alan were delighted to not only finish the event, but also to win their class and finish 5th overall in Category 1.

 

"It was a dream debut" beamed a very happy Phil Harris.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video of the event produce by Binks Media by clicking here

Some great footage on You Tube here

 

 

 

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