Following an extremely successful maiden season in 2012, the MSA British Rally Championship is pleased to announce that Citroën will once again contest the series, entering as an official manufacturer for the 2013 season.
Citroën stormed to victory in the Manufacturers’ Championship in 2012, amassing a total of 240 points, with Keith Cronin (Ireland) and Marshall Clarke (Northern Ireland) also winning the Drivers’ Championship in a DS3 R3 at the final rally of the year.
The new-for-2012 rules overhaul saw the MSA British Rally Championship place greater emphasis on driver skill as the world’s most highly respected national rally championship continues to grow in stature. With the rallying powerhouse keen to further develop its blossoming young driver programme, Citroën – now eight-time FIA World Rally Champions – sees the championship as the ideal training ground for the world champions of the future.
A number of drivers have already signed up to drive a Citroën DS3 R3 – the 210bhp customer rally car developed by Citroën Racing – in the 2013 MSA British Rally Championship as the manufacturer sets its sights on its second successive manufacturer title.
2013 will see the championship return to a seven-round format, with the Scottish Rally making a comeback after a seven-year absence. The North Wales Rally will play host to the 2013 curtain raiser on April 6/7.
For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit www.rallybrc.co.uk.