The Motorsport UK British Rally Championship has announced plans to allow all competitors to take part in a new for 2021 championship.
The Motorsport UK National Rally Championship will run in parallel with the British Rally Championship (BRC) and be open to all vehicles with a Motorsport UK vehicle passport as well as allowing owners of pre-2016 WRC cars to compete against the BRC lead drivers and fight for a national title in the process. R5 vehicles that have been converted to right-hand drive will also be permitted to enter.
The championship will be spread across the four gravel and three asphalt events that make up the BRC and will visit each of the home nations at least once from July to November. The National title will allow pre-event reconnaissance and entrants will be included in media input from the BRC.
However, to ensure close competition and healthy entry lists, the Motorsport UK National Rally Champion title will only be valid if a minimum of five drivers register and compete on at least three rounds of the championship.
BRC Championship manager Iain Campbell told the series official website, “We are delighted to return with the Motorsport UK National Rally title in 2021 and offer everyone the chance to join the British Rally Championship tour for yet another exciting season.
We welcome any car in the series and world rally cars up to 2016, so it effectively is open to everyone from 1400 screamers to those with right-hand-drive R5 examples that are not homologated. Competitors will be able to sample pre-event recce, as well as a superb mix of events and surfaces this year, each of which offer a unique characteristic and challenges. It really is a welcome-all British Championship and we are looking forward to welcoming new and old crews to the series this year.“