Championship Points and Information
2017 will be the 64th year of the Gold Star Rally Championship, the most prestigious title in UK Club Rallying. The RAVENOL BTRDA Gold Star Championship is open to all registered drivers / co-drivers competing in vehicles that comply with the 2017 MSA Safety and Technical Regulations for Special Stage Rallies. The BTRDA Rally Series classes include: –
FIA Homologated Vehicles
Class N3: Current and former FIA Group N cars over 1400cc up to and including 2000cc
Class NR4: Current and former FIA Group N cars over 2000cc
All other vehicles that comply with the 2017 MSA Technical Regulations
Class B10: Over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc, including all FIA R2B cars
Class B11: Over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc
Class H1: All Historic Category 1 cars / Category 2 and 3 cars up to 1600cc / Category 4 cars up to 1400cc
Class H2: Historic Category 2 and 3 cars with single cam engines over 1600cc / Category 4 cars up to 1600cc
Class H3: Historic Category 2 and 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc / Category 4 cars over 1600cc
Class B12: Over 2000cc two wheel drive
Class B13: Over 2000cc four wheel drive cars that do not qualify for Classes NR4 or B14, and all FIA R4 cars.
Class B14: Current and former World Rally cars with a sequential gearbox, plus current and former S2000, RRC and R5 cars and any derivatives therefrom
All forced induction engines (except diesel) have the additional capacity coefficient of 1.7 to 1, except when FIA Appendix J, Art 260 applies.
The RAVENOL BTRDA Silver Star® Championship is exclusively for two wheel drive cars and is the leading 2 Wheel Drive Rally Championship in the UK.
It is open to all Drivers and Co-Drivers in classes N3, B10, B11, B12, H1, H2, H3, 1400S, 1400C, RF1.6 and RF1.4.
The Thomas Panels 1400 Rally Championship is for vehicles up to 1400cc and will be divided up into two competition classes:-
Class 1400C – Cars up to 1400cc with:-
(a) 8 valve engines
(b) Engines with more than 8 valves that retain the standard fuel and inlet manifold systems
(c) Engines up to 1000cc not eligible for the BTRDA Rally First
(d) Current and former FIA Gp N1 cars.
Remote reservoir suspension systems are not permitted unless fitted as standard or homologated.
Class 1400S – All other cars up to and including 1400cc. (Max of 5 forward gears in H pattern box)
See also BTRDA Rally First – Classes RF1.6 and RF1.4
Competitors in the Thomas Panels 1400 Rally Championship will also score points within the overall RAVENOL Gold Star and Silver Star Championships
The BTRDA Rally First Championship will run on all of the one day National B forest events that form part of the 2017 RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series, with the best six scores to count. BTRDA Rally First is open to any 2 wheel drive Production Car up to 1600cc that complies with the MSA Technical Regulations for Stage Rallies and the BTRDA Rally First Technical Regulations.
Class RF1.4: BTRDA Rally First cars up to and including 1400cc
Class RF1.6: Cars over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc
Competitors in the BTRDA Rally First Championship will also score points within the overall RAVENOL Gold Star and Silver Star Championships
The BTRDA Historic Cup is for competitors with Historic stage rally cars who enjoy competing on some of the best one day forest rallies in the UK. It is open to any Historic Stage Rally Car that complies with the appropriate MSA Technical Regulations.
The BTRDA Historic Cup will be split into 3 classes: –
Class H1 All Historic Category 1 cars / Category 2 and 3 cars up to 1600cc / Category 4 cars up to 1400cc
Class H2 Historic Category 2 & 3 cars with single cam engines over 1600cc / Category 4 cars up to 1600cc
Class H3 Historic Category 2 & 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc / Category 4 cars over 1600cc
Competitors in the BTRDA Historic Cup will also score points within the overall RAVENOL Gold Star and Silver Star Championships so there is a double incentive to participate.
The creation of a BTRDA Historic Cup is a result of competitor requests for the BTRDA to recognise the increasing number of Historic spec cars that are competing on BTRDA Rally Series events. The leading points scorers in the BTRDA Historic Cup are listed below. The full list of Championship Points can be found elsewhere on this site.
All cars in classes NR4 and N3 will be eligible to score points in the BTRDA Production Cup
The MG ZR Rally Challenge will run as part of the RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series on all rounds of the 2017 Championship. A competitors best 6 scores will count to their final points total.
The MG ZR Challenge is open to any MG ZR (or Rover 25 / 200 model) with an engine capacity of up to 1400cc.
The Fiesta ST Trophy will be part of the RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series and will run on all rounds of the 2017 Series. It is open to any Ford Fiesta (Mk 6 2002 – 2008 model) conforming to FIA Gp N 5681 (the M Sport Fiesta ST Specification). Cars must be entered in the appropriate event class (N3) and will also score BTRDA Rally Series points in that class.
It is also possible for crews to compete in a Clubman specification Fiesta ST where the homologated Reiger suspension and Sadev gearbox may be replaced by other approved proprietary suspension / gearbox units. Any Clubman ST Trophy cars will run in Class B11 and will score BTRDA Rally Series points in the class.
The BTRDA Rally Challenge will not be running in 2017. Please see the 2017 Maxxis MSA English Rally Championship which is now open to all stage rally cars.