LUDLOW Castle Motor Club members have wished clubmates Ian Clare and Antony Elkes well after both were hospitalised with back injuries following a crash on the Historic Rally Car Register Mini Sport Mini Cup.

The pair were competing in the penultimate round of the cup at Otterburn in Northumbria at the end of October and were leading in class and 25th overall when their car left the road in an incident which saw the duo taken to Newcastle Hospital.

They spent a few days in the hospital but are thankfully now at home and hope to be back racing in the New Year.

The accident cast a cloud over a weekend which saw Ludlow Castle colleague Phil Clarke lift the Protyre MSA Asphalt Championship on the final round of the series at the same venue.

Clarke was crowned victor alongside driver Jason Pritchard in the latter’s Focus WRC after a dramatic title tussle with Daniel Harper and Chris Campbell in their Mini WRC.

The rival teams were left a straightforward shoot-out for the silverware as the championship leaders failed to take the field.

Harper and Campbell held a 12-second advantage after the first three stages but aquaplaned off in the fourth stage, ending their championship and ensuring Clarke and Pritchard took the title by finishing second.