THE MSA British Rally Championship will move back to a seven-round format in 2013, with the Scottish Rally back in the calendar after a seven year break and once again the popular Ulster Rally is included.
The new look will also see Rally North Wales back as the opening round of the series, with Rallye Sunseeker playing host to the season finale in October. The inclusion of the Scottish Rally plugs the summer gap in the calendar and with the start of the season in Wales in April, the events are spread relatively evenly across the season with plenty of time early in the year to prepare cars and finalise budgets. The Pirelli Rally, Jim Clark Rally, Rally NI and Rally Yorkshire remain, the BRC visiting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a good geographical spread across the UK and a points system that allows the two worst scores to be dropped towards the overall and class title fights. The NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge will also increase to the same seven events, but the trip to Northern Ireland will still allow crews to take two sets of maximum points on this double header.
The support series to the main BRC will also count the best five scores from its eight rounds, Rallye Sunseeker having a 50 per cent bonus for both series. 2013 MSA British Rally Championship calendar
Round 1: 6/7 April – Rally North Wales, Welshpool, (Gravel) Round 2: 4/5 May - Pirelli Rally, Carlisle, Cumbria (Gravel) Round 3: 30 May /1 June - Jim Clark Rally, Duns, Scottish Borders (Asphalt) Round 4: 29 June – Scottish Rally, Dumfries (Gravel) Round 5: 23/24 August - Rally NI, Northern Ireland (Asphalt) Round 6: 28/29 Sept - Rally Yorkshire, Scarborough, North Yorkshire (Gravel) Round 7: 19 October – Rallye Sunseeker, Bournemouth/Poole (Gravel)
The best five scores from seven rounds to count and Rallye Sunseeker scores x 1.5 points.