Prowling tiger

The Minilite MSA Historic Rally Championship got off to a fine start over the opening two events. With around 60 cars competing, split between historic and post-historic classes, the championship is enjoying record support.

Early victories in the Nottinghamshire forests went to the thundering Sunbeam Tiger of Paul Kynaston/Gary Bulley and the Ford Escort RS2000 of lain Freestone/Nick Kennedy.

Battle resumes on the tarmac lanes of the Isle of Man in mid-May.