Clubmen competing in the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Rally Championship have a new award to compete for in 2011. The Holton Homes 'Spirit of Clubmen' Awards will offer three crews who epitomise the spirit of clubmen, free entry into a 2012 championship round.

Crews eligible for the award will be those who compete on a self-prepared car, run on limited funds and enter at least three events in 2011. An expert panel give awards to one crew from each of the series three categories, with the prize worth around £500.

The awards are backed by Holton Holmes, the company of BHRC regular Peter Egerton, who said: “We wanted to make a difference to crews running on limited finances. I'm pleased to be able to put something back into the sport and I hope that these awards could make the difference between a crew entering a rally and being forced to miss it.”

Series Co-ordinator Simon Marks added: “This is a fantastic scheme to recognise and reward the effort of the lower-budget clubmen competing in the BHRC – the continued presence of such competitors adding hugely to the interest and atmosphere of the series. We are very grateful to Holton Homes for continuing its support of these awards.”