Miche­lin of­fers in­cen­tives to BRC crews

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

World Rally Cham­pi­onship tyre sup­plier Miche­lin will of­fer driv­ers the op­por­tu­nity to win tyres for use in the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship this year.

The French out­fit will of­fer eight tyres on the sub­se­quent round to the high­est placed Miche­lin crew to fin­ish in BRC 1 – for R5 and S2000 cars. Se­cond will earn six tyres; third, four tyres and fourth will re­ceive two tyres.

The firm al­ready pro­vides sup­port at the grass­roots level of Bri­tish ral­ly­ing with a sim­i­lar deal in place in the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship. Miche­lin mo­tor­sport man­ager for the UK and Ire­land, Tim Hoare, be­lieves that the open tyre for­mula is a key draw.

“We are ex­cited to be back in­volved with the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship and are look­ing for our prod­uct to pro­duce strong re­sults,” he said. “Our tyres are proven at the high­est level but we haven’t com­peted on the BRC for many years. The se­ries looks to have at­tracted a lot of strong com­pe­ti­tion and hav­ing an open tyre for­mula means there can be a bat­tle on many lev­els.”

BRC cham­pi­onship man­ager Iain Camp­bell added: “To get such sup­port from Miche­lin is strong mo­ti­va­tion for BRC com­peti­tors. This is a high value prize and on a prod­uct that has such proven re­sults on the WRC.”

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