British Rally Championship takes 50th registration As many people are aware, the British Rally Championship is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008. With the mid point Rally Isle of Man approaching, the latest driver registration in...
British Rally Championship takes 50th registration
As many people are aware, the British Rally Championship is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008.
With the mid point Rally Isle of Man approaching, the latest driver registration in this year's Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship is nineteen year old Meilyr Evans, taking the total number of drivers to match the series age of fifty.
Not only does the young Welshman bolster the numbers to the highest this century, but his tender nineteen years helps bring the average age of drivers down to just 28.
The trend of increased numbers of younger drivers in the UK's premier rally championship is testament to the quality of events as well as innovations such as tiered entry fees, prize money, affordable one-makes series' and of course the BRC's Pirelli Star Driver Scheme.
With just six drivers over forty, it could be argued that The BRC is only for the youngsters. But between these six "veterans", there is the winner of the 2007 C2R2 Cup and this years current leader, as well as the winners and leaders of both Rally 3 and Diesel Cups in 2007 and 2008.
With youth and experience equally welcome, entries for the 2008 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship are expected to continue to rise, as registrations do not close until the start of the Ulster Rally in August. In the mean-time the action moves to Rally Isle of Man for round three which starts on the 17th July.
Full stories, championship points are available at www.rallybrc.co.uk as well as reports from the stages, photos and new audio interviews with the top drivers.