NEW BRC CADET CLASS
Free entries for 2018 on offer to Cadet class winner, for Cup and National cars
The British Rally Championship has launched its new Cadet class for this year, with a prize of free entries to all the events in the championship in 2018.
The class will cater for the outdated 1.6-litre Ford Fiesta R2 and Opel Adam Cup as well as the Ford Fiesta R2T National machines, which are a similar spec.
The class aims to give drivers a chance to compete in lower-class machinery compared to the Junior BRC, which is dominated by Vauxhall Adam R2s, Renault Twingo R2s and Ford Fiesta R2TS.
BRC manager, Iain Campbell, belives there’s sufficient interest and that the prize, which is worth around £8,000, justifies an entry.
“The conversations at the Autosport International Show in relation to the Cadet class were positive. It’s really captured folks’ imaginations,” said Campbell.
“It [the prize fund] has been backed by the events who have supported us in this.
“Drivers can go into it and learn without having to compete against people like [BRCJ champion] Rob Duggan and be 27s off the pace.
“The R2 Fiesta is six-years old now. The R2 National and Adam Cup car are supposed to be on par, roughly two seconds a mile slower than full on R2.”
Drivers under the age of 25 can enter the new category, with the likes of Tom Williams and Nabila Tejpar eligible.