Tuthill Porsche driver and fellow Irishman, Howard Redhouse, has won the 2014 Mini Britannia one-day rally in an ice-driving Porsche 911 taken straight out of Sweden!
Tuthill Porsche wins Britannia Tour
Three Tuthill Porsche-prepared 911s took part in this precursor to the full Tour Britannia: the Belgian Historic Championship challenger of Glenn Janssens, Duncan Buck’s RSR-style rally car, and a Tuthill-built 3-litre 911, which had last run at Tuthill Porsche’s Below Zero ice driving camp on the frozen lakes of Sweden.
In changeable damp-to-wet conditions, Tuthill Porsche 911s traded fastest times on every stage of the historic motorsport event, including those run on the BBC Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park (pics by Steve Kilvington Motorsport Photography). In the end, the winning driver was long-time Tuthill competitor and experienced endurance racer, Meath’s own Howard Redhouse.
“This event was excellent fun,” smiled the victorious Redhouse. “It was my co-driver Scott Nicholson’s first motorsport outing, and we pushed flat out from the start. The sometimes damp, sometimes wet conditions were a great leveller in the inter-team battle between our 3-litre ice driving car and Glenn Janssens’ championship-winning monster. It’s a very satisfying victory!”
“Only one thing beats watching Tuthill Porsche cars in competition, and that’s watching our drivers compete for the win,” said team boss, Richard Tuthill. “Howard, Glenn and their co-drivers gave it everything and it’s especially rewarding to see one of our Below Zero Ice Driving cars take the win. A well-prepared Tuthill Porsche with a capable driver stands a chance on any event.
Tuthill’s Winning Week
“In the last seven days, Tuthill Porsche has claimed a category win in the British Historic Rally Championship, taken second and fourth place on the 2014 Sydney London Marathon rally and we’re about to confirm a former World Champion for our team on the Classic Rally of South Africa in September: another great Tuthill 911 adventure for experts and novices alike. It’s been a week to remember!“