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Series adopts WRC style numbering

The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship will adopt World Rally Championship style door and rear window numbers for 2008, the first time this style has been used in the UK outside the WRC. The move is intended to give competitors...

The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship will adopt World Rally Championship style door and rear window numbers for 2008, the first time this style has been used in the UK outside the WRC.

The move is intended to give competitors more space for their own advertising and has been welcomed by the events too.

"We have been lobbying for this change for some years now," said BRC manager Mark Taylor, "and we think it will please both competitors and events alike. The smaller door numbers allow a bigger area for both event and competitors' sponsors, while moving the large numbers onto rear windows helps keep track of the cars more easily on the stages."

This style of numbering has been used in the WRC for several years now, so the rectangular style, positioned towards the top of the doors, should not be too difficult to get used to. The sizes will be as per FIA/WRC regulations to maintain parity between the championships.

"All the BRC cars at the Autosport International show in January sported the new style plates and we had some positive comments during the show." concluded Taylor.

-credit: rallybrc.co.uk

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