The 2016 BTRDA Rally Challenge

The mixed surface BTRDA Rally Challenge uses events from both the RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series and the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship with the aim of recognising the best competitors on both surfaces. Regulations for the 2016 BTRDA Rally Challenge are published in the Newsletter and Bulletins section. The BTRDA Rally Challenge includes 7 National B stage rallies with a competitor’s best 5 scores to count, but they must include at least 2 scores from each surface. It is open to all competitors who are registered for either the 2016 BTRDA Rally Series or MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. (There will be an additional BTRDA Rally Challenge fee of £10 per competitor to be paid at BTRDA documentation on the first Challenge event that you start).

The photo is Damian Cole / Jack Morton who were the 2015 BTRDA Rally Challenge winners. (ralliphotoswales)

NEWSLETTERS: Newsletter 2016 / 2 issued following the Cambrian Rally, has been e-mailed to all registered competitors and can be viewed in the Newsletter and Bulletins section.

MALCOLM WILSON RALLY – Sat 12th March: All the classic Lake District stages are on offer including two stages in Grizedale which must be amongst the best and most challenging stages in the UK. The event is based at M-Sport for scrutineering and documentation on Friday afternoon and evening. The finish is at the Hired Lad at Penrith, adjacent to Jct40 of the M6 motorway. There are already over 100 entries, with many crews starting their championship on this event.
The Malcolm Wilson Rally is also the first round of the Maxxis MSA English Rally Championship which runs alongside the RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Series on many events. The English Rally Championship is exclusively for 2-wheel drive cars up to 2 litres and is an ideal national rally championship for crews on a limited budget. The Maxxis MSA English Rally Championship includes 7 of the best one-day multi-venue stage rallies in England with the final championship results based on your best 5 scores. (BTRDA Rally Series registration includes automatic eligibility for the Maxxis MSA English Rally Championship if the competition car is eligible).

VITAL EQUIPMENT FUEL: Vital Equipment will again be providing a professional fuel / refuel service on all the BTRDA Rally Series events in 2016. The on-line order form for Vital Equipment fuel can be found in the Competitors section of this website.

SPECIAL STAGE TV Coverage: All the Special Stage programmes broadcast on Motors TV will be published in the Video section of this website.  They are first shown on Motors TV just 6 days after the event so Special Stage have a very tight production schedule. If you want to use the Driver Info system to provide additional information to Special Stage, then you need to do so within 48 hours of the event. 

JOHN HORTON: We were deeply saddened to hear that John Horton passed away on Friday. John was respected throughout rallying and was a good friend of the BTRDA over many years. He was often described as a ‘Gentleman’ because of the friendly and professional way in which he dealt with everyone. Rallying (and motorsport in general) is poorer without him and he will be missed by so many.