Calendar announced for 2017 MSA British Rally Championship season

The MSA British Rally Championship have announced their calendar for the 2017 season today.

With seven rounds in six territories which include two rounds in Wales, one in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland before the season concludes at the double points rally at the Isle of Man on the 14-16 September 2017.

The BRC will be heading overseas to Belgium for the Ypres Rally on the 23-24 June 2017, which will be replacing the Circuit of Ireland Rally which will be absent from the 2017 calendar.

BRC Championship Manager Iain Campbell said For its first season, the BRC has been an amazing success; now we have to take it to the next level. We have all learned a huge amount in this first year, including the event organisers who have seen a pace at the front of the field that they have not had to contend with before.

“Having listened to the competitors, teams, events and sponsors, we have a clear understanding of what has worked well this year, but also the increasing expectations and requirements as the championship progresses.

International Motor Sports Manager Ben Taylor added This has been an incredible first year for the championship. To have such a great response to the new BRC was overwhelming and I would like to thank everyone that has worked so hard to make the vision a reality. We know that we still have a lot of work to do and our aim is to build on what has been achieved so far in order to make the BRC better in every department.”

2017 MSA British Rally Championship season calendar:

4/5 March Mid-Wales Stages, Newtown
29/30 April Pirelli Carlisle Rally, Carlisle
19/20 May RSAC Scottish Rally, Dumfries
23/24 June Ypres Rally, Ypres, Belgium
15/16 July Nicky Grist Stages, Builth Wells
18/19 August Ulster Rally, Derry/Londonderry
14/16 September Rally Isle of Man, Douglas