Championship Points and Information
2018 will be the 65th year of the BTRDA Gold Star Rally Championship, the most prestigious title in UK Club Rallying. The Gold Star Championship is open to all registered drivers / co-drivers competing in vehicles that comply with the 2018 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 2018 MSA Technical Regulations
Class B10/R2: Over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc, including all FIA R2B cars
Class B11: Over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc
Class H1/2: All Historic Category 1 & 2 cars and Category 3 cars with single cam engines
Class H3: Historic Category 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc plus Category 4a cars and Category 4b cars up to 1600cc
Class H4: Historic Category 4b cars over 1600cc which comply with R49.1.5
Class B12: Over 2000cc two wheel drive including all FIA R3T cars
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 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 competing in 2 wheel drive cars.
The BTRDA 1400 Rally Championship is for vehicles up to 1400cc and will be divided up into two competition classes:-
Class 1400S – All cars up to and including 1400cc that are not eligible for Class 1400C or BTRDA Rally First Class RF1.4.
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.
Competitors in the BTRDA 1400 Rally Championship will also score points within the overall 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 2018 BTRDA Rally Series, with the best six scores to count. BTRDA Rally First is open to any 2 wheel drive Production Car up to 2000cc 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
Class RF2.0: Cars over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc
Competitors in the BTRDA Rally First Championship will also score points within the overall 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 H1/2 All Historic Category 1 & 2 cars and Category 3 cars with single cam engines
Class H3 Historic Category 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc plus Category 4a cars and Category 4b cars up to 1600cc
Class H4 Historic Category 4b cars over 1600cc that comply with R49.1.5
Competitors in the BTRDA Historic Cup will also score points within the overall Gold Star and Silver Star Championships as appropriate 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 new BTRDA Rallye R2 Cup is open to all FIA homologated R2(B) cars.
The ST Trophy will be part of the BTRDA Rally Series and will run on all rounds of the 2018 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 participate in the ST Trophy using a BTRDA Rally First specification Ford Fiesta ST (Mk 6 2002 – 2008 model). Such cars must be entered in the appropriate event class RF2.0 and registered competitors will score BTRDA Rally Series points in that class and in the ST Trophy.
Specific ST Trophy regulations may also apply.