More de­tails on sin­gle-make se­ries re­vealed

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M-sport team busi­ness devel­op­ment man­ager An­drew Wheat­ley has re­leased more de­tails about M-sport’s prospec­tive sin­gle-make cham­pi­onship ahead of its launch.

Motorsport News broke news of a cham­pi­onship be­ing launched in the UK for M-sports new ‘na­tional’ spec car in Novem­ber, which is a cheaper ver­sion of its Fi­esta R2T.

The se­ries is set to run ex­clu­sively on British cham­pi­onship rounds.

Wheat­ley said: “We be­lieve that there’s a gap be­tween the BTRDA ST Tro­phy and the British Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship. We’ve got this na­tional spec car which is be­ing used in the French Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship.

“It [the na­tional car] works out just un­der £10,000 cheaper than the R2T, but if you de­cide you want to up­grade, you can and do that.

“To do BRC Ju­nior you’re look­ing at £40000-£50000. To do BTRDA it’s prob­a­bly £12000-15000. There are peo­ple who could be look­ing for some­thing in­be­tween.

“On the first three BRC events we do, they will be 45 miles so the en­try is lower than the full fee. The Nicky Grist Stage will be split to two sep­a­rate points-scor­ing events, and Rally Isle of Man will also count as two rounds.”

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