Chris Harris returns to Roger Albert Clark Rally
Journalist and TV presenter Chris Harris will return for his second attempt at the Roger Albert Clark Rally in November when he will compete at the wheel of a Porsche 911.
Harris and co-driver Brynmor Pierce finished tenth in the Open Rally in 2021 in their Ford Escort Mk2, despite being one of the crews caught by Storm Arwen. They spent much of the Friday night in the car when locked in Kielder forest by fallen trees.
However, the respected Top Gear presenter is up for a repeat challenge and has now made plans to contest this year’s event in a 3-litre Porsche 911 run by Tuthill Team Porsche. Team boss Richard Tuthill, who is also competing on the event, is one of Chris's oldest friends.
Though best known for his role on Top Gear, Harris has an extensive background as a journalist and racer and has shown his ability in a very diverse range of cars and events. However, he has a special affinity to Porsches and is eager to sample a 3-itre 911 in the forests of England, Scotland and Wales.
“We’re looking forward to the event again as we have unfinished business from 2021. Our choice of car this year is something I'm more used to. Lots of sideways motoring planned and who doesn't enjoy the sight and sound of a 911? The long last stage looks to be a stern test and as long as we don't have to spend a night in the car again, we're both up for the challenge.''
Harris is the latest star named driver to be confirmed for the Roger Albert Clark Rally, which runs for five full days from 23 to 27 November.