Stokes weaves way to rally title



David Stokes and Guy Weaver have won the MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the second time in four years with their Ford Escort Mk1, after fighting back from three non-finishes in the first four rallies of the season.

“I’m really chuffed to win the BHRC for the second time,” said the Gloucestershire driver, who returned to the sport in his late 50s after 20 years out of rallying.

Stokes has pledged to defend his title when the 2011 BHRC again runs over three asphalt and five gravel rallies.

The season will begin with the Mid Wales Stages in March and end with the Isle of Man Historic Rally, which moves from July to late October.