Rallye Sunseeker offers Festival places

The opening round of the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship season, Rallye Sunseeker International, has teamed up with the Goodwood Festival of Speed to offer some excellent incentives on next season’s event.

Organisers of the Dorset & Hampshire based rally, new to the BRC in 2011, are offering invitations to the world renowned motoring celebration for class winners on Rallye Sunseeker.

The fantastic opportunities don’t stop there though, as the overall winners of the British Rally Championship’s support series, the BRC Challenge, and the new Production BRC will also have the chance to attend the Goodwood event, which runs from 29 June – 1 July.

Rallye Sunseeker Manager Rick Smith and his Southern Car Club team have organised and run the rally stage at Goodwood for several years, previously offering a place to the highest placed junior or group N driver in recent years.

“After several ad-hoc BRC crews attended the Festival in 2011, we decided to organise something more structured for next year.” explains Smith. “Following discussions with the Goodwood organisers we have been able to secure these invitations and a specific British Rally Championship presence within the rally stage area.”

BRC Manager Mark Taylor added, “This is a brilliant opportunity for the winners to showcase their talents in front of a massive audience. It will not only help to promote the individual crews, but it will further enhance the BRC’s worldwide status.” He concluded, “With the average age of BRC drivers just 24 years in 2011 and more prominence given to the junior crews next year, Goodwood’s 2012 theme of ‘Young Guns – Born to win’ is also a perfect fit with Britain’s premier rally championship.”

Rallye Sunseeker International kicks off the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship on Poole Quay on Friday 24th February.

Tickets for the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed are available from www.goodwood.com / +44 1243 755055.

For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit www.rallybrc.co.uk.