BRC plans 2011 training days In a move to improve and develop competitors' skills and prospects in both the domestic and overseas events, the promoters of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship will run three training sessions ...
BRC plans 2011 training days
In a move to improve and develop competitors' skills and prospects in both the domestic and overseas events, the promoters of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship will run three training sessions for registered competitors in 2011.
The first of the training events will be all about pace-note making and the team dynamic in the car before and during rallies. Former World Rally Champion co-driver Phil Mills will be joined by other top co-drivers at the training day in January to pass on their invaluable experience. The session will include both theory and practical demonstration and assessment in advance of the 2011 BRC season opener, Rallye Sunseeker International.
The second training day will be aimed at drivers wanting to learn and develop their asphalt driving skills. Although co-drivers will obviously be welcome, the day will include instruction from race drivers who will pass on important techniques, the use of racing lines and driving styles suitable to getting the best possible performance on a sealed surface.
The final training session, the BRC training camp, will be much more involved and draws on the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship's ongoing collaboration with the Finnish motorsport governing body (AKK-Motorsport).
The week long session will take place in Finland involving the run-up to one of the Finnish Rally Championship events. Using the same training techniques employed by successful Finnish rally drivers, instruction will consist of pace note making, driving practice and learning the art of car set-up. The week's activities will culminate in attending the rally itself where crews will have the opportunity to take part in the recce, spectate and run through the stages after the passage of the cars. In addition, packages will also be available for competitors to contest the whole event too on an arrive-and-drive hire basis.
"It has been our intention for a while now to provide some worthwhile and practical training for our registered competitors and so I am delighted that we can now offer this next season. The elements of the instruction will augment those skills which will be covered by the MSA Country Championships. Together with MSA Team UK and Formula Junior, we are all working closely together to ensure all of our competitors are provided with an opportunity for personal development," said BRC Manger Mark Taylor.
While the dates and a basic outline are already in place, detailed information will be available to registered competitors nearer the time. Competitors who are interested in the training sessions should contact the championship early, as places may become limited.
Dates for the training events:
Pace Note & Co-driver Training -- 28th/29th January
Asphalt Driving Techniques -- 13th/14th May
BRC Training Camp (Finland) -- 5th until 14th June