JBRC gets £30,000 cash prize and open tyres

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

The Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship will change to an open tyre for­mat for 2017, with £30,000 on of­fer for the se­ries win­ner.

Last year the Ju­nior BRC was backed by DMACK, with the firm of­fer­ing a sub­sidised drive in the Drive DMACK Fi­esta Tro­phy, which sup­ported the World Rally Cham­pi­onship.

BRC man­ager Iain Camp­bell says the move was al­ways in the off­ing as the or­gan­is­ers have al­ways favoured an open cover for­mat.

“DMACK pro­vided fan­tas­tic sup­port last year to the whole cham­pi­onship, but par­tic­u­larly with the amaz­ing prize that they put up for the Ju­niors,” said Camp­bell. “How­ever, we have al­ways be­lieved that the en­tire BRC should be an open tyre for­mat if pos­si­ble, and we will build the pres­tige of the ju­nior se­ries with all the reg­is­tered tyre com­pa­nies com­mit­ting to the cham­pi­onship rather than in­di­vid­ual teams.”

The JBRC will once again be for FIAho­molo­gated R2 spec­i­fi­ca­tion cars,

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