The MSA Asphalt Rally Championship will return in 2018 with new a title sponsor, an exciting TV package and a challenging calendar of events.
The revitalised sealed-surface championship is designed to return to its former glory days. It will be open to a wide variety of cars and classes, offering a stepping stone for young drivers and a highly competitive arena for the more experienced competitors.
Championship sponsor Protyre will also provide the on-event tyre service, supplying all brands of competition tyres at competitive rates to all registered contenders. The company will offer a tyre prize fund and work to help develop the championship on a sporting and commercial basis. Television highlights of each round will be complemented by state-of-the-art live streaming.
Jane Evans, championship co-ordinator, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship back and we’re very excited to be able to announce Protyre as our title sponsor. I’m looking forward to working with them to develop a championship to suit all competitors.
“There is a huge amount of enthusiasm and energy behind the 2018 series, and it was important for us to announce that the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship will return next year as early as possible, to give competitors the maximum amount of time to plan their assault. In making this announcement now, they have eight months to prepare for the opening round!”
All sporting aspects are currently being finalised and will be unveiled at the championship launch in September. For more information, follow @msaasphaltrallying on Facebook.
Image courtesy of 90Right.com.
Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb has launched the second running of the popular motorsport weekend, as entries open for the September 14/15 closed-road speed event based near Newquay in Cornwall. Read more
Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for an eighth time after ranking as the top Commonwealth driver in F1 last year. Read more
Seven-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo visited round four of his kart race series at Whilton Mill last weekend and took the opportunity to announce with Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, that for 2020 the series will partner with the sport’s g... Read more
Today Silverstone Circuits, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) and Formula 1 announced that the British Grand Prix will remain at the venue until 2024. Read more
The latest regulation changes approved by the Motor Sports Council include a series of amendments to clarify the Code 60 procedure in circuit racing. Read more
The MSA’s international training team has visited four countries in as many months on behalf of the governing body in its capacity as an FIA Regional Training Provider (RTP). Read more
The Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into four fatalities on two stage rallies in Scotland is nearing the end of its second week, having commenced in Edinburgh on 18 July. Read more