MSA British Rally Championship Manager Iain Campbell is happy with how the 2016 season is shaping up already.
Speaking at the first day of the Autosport International show he revealed, “The British Rally Championship stand provided a great platform for drivers and teams to announce their exciting plans for the upcoming season,”
“To have news from so many categories shows the incredible buzz around the series with just 50 days until the opening round in Wales.
Over the last week there have been announcement that include a DMACK-backed M-sport effort with Elfyn Evans and Max Vatanen piloting two Ford Fiesta R5’s, while Neil Simpson has announced his return in a brand new Skoda Fabia R5, plus the added promise of at least one Toyota GT86 CS-R3.
“With Elfyn and Max in the new DMACK British Rally Team, this will undoubtedly offer the yardstick for a lot of competitors and to have Neil Simpson from the European stage in a very potent Skoda adds a welcome dash of variety to the top flight of the BRC. To see a Toyota broadside through the forests and Tarmac lanes will certainly bring a smile to many people’s faces.”
Along with these announcements, the Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally Team unveiled their driver line up for the 2016 season.
“I am delighted to welcome Robert Duggan and Mattias Adielsson to the BRC family, and I would like to commend the Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally Team for offering such a fantastic prize and for helping to bring two very talented youngsters into the BRC. The DMACK Junior BRC just keeps growing and snowballing, with more competitors signing up to what will be a fierce proving ground for some of the best young rally drivers.”