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Citroen C2R2 Cup news 2008-02-06

Citroen C2R2 Cup boosted by additional support Charles Hurst and Citroen Sport have signed a deal which will see additional support for the UK Citroen C2R2 Cup which runs exclusively in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally...

Citroen C2R2 Cup boosted by additional support

Charles Hurst and Citroen Sport have signed a deal which will see additional support for the UK Citroen C2R2 Cup which runs exclusively in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship.

The C2R2 Cup now in its second year has already attracted a number of competitors and with the support of Charles Hurst Motors, Citroen Sport and new partners Total Oils, it will be a big step forward from 2007.

As the UK official distributor of Citroen Sport competition parts, Charles Hurst Motors will again be providing on event management and the provision of parts and technical support though their www.citroenpartsdirect.com division.

In addition to the existing Rally 2 class BRC prize fund, which is paid out on each qualifying round of the Championship, registered C2R2 Cup finishers will share £1750 per event with £500 to the winner down to £100 for sixth place. The popular one make series is also augmented by the provision of matching awnings, ground sheets and crowd barriers to ensure the C2R2 "Village" is a Citroen focal point in the BRC service areas.

"The additional support from Charles Hurst and Citroen Sport is very welcome indeed and it is fantastic for competitors and their teams, offering even more prize money and increased profile on each event." said Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship Mark Taylor

The premise of a single make championship is to provide a level playing field for competitors but also to have an identifiable brand. Consequently each registered drive and co-driver will be required to wear Citroen Sport branded rally suits and carry C2R2 Cup championship decals on the cars.

Raymond Moore from Charles Hurst commented, "We have been working hard over the closed season to find additional support . Citroen Sport have been very supportive introducing a number of initiatives. Together with support from Total Oils, we can boast a good cash prize fund and end of season prizes."

The overall prize for the C2R2 Cup winner at the end of six qualifying rounds of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship will be a place at the Citroen Sport shootout to decide a supported drive on a round of the 2009 Junior World Rally Championship.

All C2R2 Cup competitors are automatically eligible for selection to the Pirelli Star Driver competition. In addition, the highest placed Junior driver will also be entered in the BRC's Pirelli Star Driver shootout offering a chance to win a fully funded drive in the 2009 British Rally Championship.

For full details of the 2008 Citroen C2R2 Cup including sporting and commercial regulations please visit www.C2R2cup.co.uk

-credit: rallybrc.co.uk

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Series BRC
Drivers Mark Taylor
Teams Citroën World Rally Team