Michelin offers incentives to BRC crews
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.”