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Bumper crop of entries in seris's 50th year

The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship is shaping up to be a real epic with a bumper crop of entries in its 50th year. By mid March, 37 drivers and 35 co-drivers had registered, exceeding the total amount received last year with over...

The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship is shaping up to be a real epic with a bumper crop of entries in its 50th year.

By mid March, 37 drivers and 35 co-drivers had registered, exceeding the total amount received last year with over a month still to go to the first round. A good spread of entries has been received across all four classes including the inaugural Suzuki Swift Sport and the Citroen C2R2 Cups. Registrations have come from England, Scotland, Wales and both sides of the Irish border as well as Denmark, Sweden and Finland . While competitors of all ages are welcome to the championship, the average has reduced, with an increase in junior drivers and co-drivers sampling the BRC for the first time.

"We are delighted with the increased interest and entries for the 2008 season, the competition is shaping up to be the hottest yet and there are still so very good calibre drivers yet to sign up." said BRC manager Mark Taylor, "I think it shows that there is a demand for high quality, well organised events, providing great camaraderie amongst the crews and teams, a real "rally" experience with recce and plenty of stage mileage to go at. We offer an opportunity to win money in every class and the Pirelli Star Driver competition will be hotly contested in 2008, providing the eventual winner with a fully funded top flight drive in 2009."

-credit: rallybrc.co.uk

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Series BRC
Drivers Mark Taylor
Teams Citroën World Rally Team