Tyre manufacturers DMACK have announced a new partnership with M-Sport and Motorsport News to find the next rising star to join the DMACK British Rally Team.
The DMACK M-Sport Motorsport News Rally Driver Award will see one driver from each MSA British Rally Championship round chosen by a panel of judges; At the end of the season they will join other competitiors from other UK championships including the BTRDA Rally Series. The finalists will then take part in a series of challenges which will assess their driving skills, physical and media skills put test. The overall winner will get chance to join the DMACK team for its 2017 BRC campaign.
Judges will include M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson, Motorsport News national rallying editor Jack Benyon, 2001 WRC champion co-driver Robert Reid, DMACK brand ambassador Ari Vatanen and DMACK directors Dick Cormack and Glenn Patterson.
Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director explained the new award, “This award is set to further inspire career-focused drivers and, along with the prize from the DMACK Junior BRC, will ensure competitors in the British championship have some great opportunities to progress their careers both within the series and onwards to world rallying. We want to reward drivers who have the ambition, passion and drive to reach the highest ranks of the sport.”
“The 2016 British Rally Championship looks as though it’s going to be a really exciting championship,” added Malcolm Wilson OBE, M-Sport managing director. “I’m sure that we will see a lot of young talent signing up for the series and the DMACK M-Sport Motorsport News Award is a great way of supporting – and discovering – the talent UK rallying has to offer.”