Tuthill Porsche has clinched the 2012 Belgian Historic Rally Championship in fine style, with overall victory on the East Belgian Rally, penultimate round of this hotly-contested series.
Tuthill’s Belgian title comes almost a year after the team took the first-ever Porsche win on the notorious East African Safari Rally. Victory on Africa’s toughest historic rally and in one of the world’s most challenging Tarmac championships in less than twelve months underlines Tuthill’s status as the Porsche world’s premier classic 911 adventure specialist.
Speaking from the finish line in Belgium, Tuthill MD, Richard Tuthill, was over the moon with his team’s latest success. “For us, this is really, really special. To take a driver from novice to champion in three years, in one of the most competitive championships in Europe is a fantastic achievement. What makes it even more special is that it’s been such fun. This is down to Glenn’s approach: he’s a special character!
“It’s also the first Belgian Championship for Glenn’s regular co-driver, Stéphane Prévot. Both have done a terrific job throughout the year, as have all of our team back at Wardington. It’s no small undertaking to challenge some of the strongest rally competition in Europe when based on the other side of the Channel, but we pulled it off. That’s great testament to the energy within our organisation.
“Now we’ve got one round left in Belgium and a few more UK rallies, before the fun switches to our winter Porsche 911 Ice Driving camp. We’re already deep into preparations for the 2013 Safari Rally, but no doubt this win will fire us up for more in Europe. We’ll start planning the next goal tomorrow!”