New Winter Rally series hosted by Peugeot UK

"Winter Series to Warm Up Competitors" Three event series. With the success of the 206 Super Cup in British motorsport, the eyes of the rallying fraternity will be eager to hear of a new Winter Cup being hosted by Peugeot Sport UK. Designed to...

"Winter Series to Warm Up Competitors"
Three event series.

With the success of the 206 Super Cup in British motorsport, the eyes of the rallying fraternity will be eager to hear of a new Winter Cup being hosted by Peugeot Sport UK. Designed to attract all competitors, the new three round championship will take the name of the 206 Winter Cup.

As manufacturer leaders in one-make rallying, this new venture will take competitors into different events from the Cup championship, but with a view to then joining the 206 Super Cup as it marches into its second year.

Three events have been selected to join the new Winter Cup. The first is in early December, the mid point is early January and concludes near the end of February. These are all quality events, typical of the Cup standards and the dates will be announced within the next seven days.

The aim is to run cars of 206 Super Cup specification, to the 2002 regulations, to encourage newcomers to the series. Those who are not committed yet to a full season in the Cup might just try their hand with a one-off hire car to see just how competitive the pocket rockets really are.

Mick Linford, Motorsport Manager for Peugeot Sport UK, said "We are very excited about this new venture and pleased to be able to offer a prize fund. Further details will be announced shortly. The close season is quite long with the last event of the 2002 championship being in October, and starting again in March 2003. This Winter Cup will fill the gap nicely and we are looking forward to some great competition.

We have three aims for competitors out there. Firstly this is an opportunity for competitors who have already decided to contest the Cup in 2003 to get "match practice" in their car. Secondly, it will give those competitors who are toying with the idea of competing in the Cup a chance to try out the car in competition just to see how competitive it really is to help them make their mind up. And thirdly, it will give those who don't want to do a full season as they are already competing in four wheel drive cars for example, a chance to show how competitive they are, as a driver, against cars of an identical specification."

Regulations for the series are currently being compiled and will be available from Stella Boyles shortly, along with specific Winter Cup event information.

-www.peugeot.co.uk/motorsport

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