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2001 British Rally Championship cancelled

Following cancellation of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, with only two rounds remaining, the Motor Sports Association has cancelled this year's British Rally Championship. The MSA stated that the championship would continue if at least three of...

Following cancellation of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, with only two rounds remaining, the Motor Sports Association has cancelled this year's British Rally Championship.

The MSA stated that the championship would continue if at least three of the original seven rounds could run. With five events now lost to Foot & Mouth Disease, only the Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally (15/16 September) and the Jim Clark Memorial Rally (7-9 December) are currently planning to go ahead.

Commenting on the loss of the 2001 championship, MSA Chief Executive Colin Hilton said: "By our own rules, once the number of remaining events went below three, we had no alternative but to cancel the entire championship. Our energy and attention will now be devoted to delivering a fresh and vibrant Championship in 2002."

This is the first time the British Rally Championship has been cancelled since its' inception in 1958.

MSA/FOSA -fosa.org.uk

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