MSA British Rally Championship organisers are pleased to announce that regulations and entry forms for 2012 are now available and can be downloaded from http://www.rallybrc.co.uk. The publication of these regulations heralds the dawn of a new era for the British Rally Championship, as next year sees the introduction of the much-anticipated two-wheel-drive only formula.
Now seen by many as a move that will bring sustainability, affordability and closer competition to the sport at top UK level, BRC organisers are pleased to report that, over the past few months, the championship has increasingly attracted the attentions of competitors – both new and existing – from home and abroad.
In comparison with those of 2011, the 2012 British Rally Championship regulations include the following significant changes:
• Two-wheel-drive cars only
• Three prestigious British titles for Drivers, Manufacturers and Juniors
• The British Manufacturers’ Championship is open to registered car Importers, with point-scoring based on the two highest placed competitors in the relevant make of car
• The British Junior Championship is limited to under 23 year olds driving Class 10 (Rally 1) cars only
• The BRC Teams’ Cup is open to professional motorsport teams entering two cars
• Pirelli Star Driver Competition nominees must enter a minimum of four events
Added to this, the revised and forward-thinking format specifically for R1, R2 and R3 cars has been met with considerable interest by manufacturers, the media and the public as Championship Manager Mark Taylor explains: “This is not only a significant time for us as Championship organisers, but also for the sport as a whole. Following the announcement of our intentions in the summer of 2010, we have had more and more people from all walks of the sport – both in the UK and overseas – support the format we have put in place for 2012. Initial reactions amongst competitors has been extremely positive, so we therefore look forward to receiving entries for what promises to be one of the most exciting and most talked-about seasons ever.”
For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit http://www.rallybrc.co.uk.