With the recent announcement from the Citroën Racing Trophy, the MSA British Rally Championship, NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge, sponsors and support series, are now offering around £200,000 worth of prizes.
Probably the biggest prize comes from Pirelli in the form of the Pirelli Star Driver competition. This year’s winner from the end of season shootout will receive funded support for 2013 and although the details have not been published, it will be a similar value to previous years.
The Citroën Racing Trophy’s on-event prize money is split over the five reaming events in the BRC calendar, but it is further incentivised with a drive for the winner on Rallye du Var, the final round of the French Rally Championship.
The Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK follows the same format of per-event prizes in both R1 and R2 Trophies. With a funded prize drive for the R1 winner in a Twingo R2, the R2 Trophy winner has the choice of stepping up to a Clio R3 or Mégane R4, both on Rallye du Var.
M-Sport’s Fiesta SportTrophy and SportChallenge also benefit from per-event prizes, with the FST UK winner going forward to the FST International end of season shootout with the chance of a season working with M-Sport and the winners experiencing the Fiesta WRC and S2000 cars respectively.
Finally the winner of the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge and its junior Stars of the Future category will receive support funding for the 2013 MSA British Rally Championship.
Although it is difficult to put an exact figure on the value of all the prizes, an estimate of around £200,000 is certainly not to be sniffed at.
For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit www.rallybrc.co.uk.