‘Serious Fun’ is our tag line and we have every expectation that 2020 will live up to that ethos.
The 2020 MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series is open to all stage rally cars and includes a broad spread of categories and competition classes, so there is something for everyone. The 2020 Regulations can be viewed via the Competitors section of this website. The calendar includes 7 very popular one-day forest events with the final championship results based on your best 5 scores. We welcome the Scottish Rally to the Series for the first time. This event is celebrating its 75th year and promises to be a great addition to the calendar.
- Visit Conwy CAMBRIAN RALLY 8th February North Wales
- MALCOLM WILSON RALLY 14th March Lake District
- RALLYNUTS STAGES RALLY 18th April Mid Wales
- The 75th SCOTTISH RALLY 6th June Lockerbie/Scottish Borders
- NICKY GRIST STAGES 11th July Mid Wales
- EVENTSIGNS WOODPECKER STAGES 5th September Shropshire/Welsh Borders
- TRACKROD FOREST STAGES 26th September North Yorkshire
Competitors who have not yet registered for 2020 can do so now via the on-line BTRDA membership and registration system (see Competitor section) or print off a Registration Form and post it to Paul Price, the Membership Secretary. If all else fails, you can still register at the BTRDA desk on the Friday afternoon / early evening before the championship event.
The Registration Fee includes BTRDA club membership and registration for both the BTRDA Rally Series, the English Rally Championship and the MRF Mixed Surface Challenge. (BTRDA membership gives eligibility to all BTRDA Rally Series and English Rally Championship events). There is a £10 discount if both members of the crew register together.
NB: BTRDA membership and Rally Championship registration is FREE to new BTRDA members under the age of 25 on 1st Jan 2020 for their first year of registration.
CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
We are pleased to confirm that all our sponsors from last year are continuing with us including JORDAN Road Surfacing who are supporting the BTRDA Historic Cup, Fuchs Lubricants who are supporting the BTRDA Bronze Star (1400) Championship and Revolution Wheels, Install Automation Ltd, Mintex, and REIS who will again be providing invaluable support for the championship and its competitors.
Our new title sponsor for the BTRDA Rally Series is MRF TYRES through our old friend Jerry Freeman of Service & Sport. Jerry said “we are thrilled MRF are to be sponsoring the BTRDA Rally Series for the next three years and we hope to help the championship
prosper and innovate.” Contact Jerry on 07789 392080 or 01942 218498 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for exciting deals exclusive to our championship contenders.
We are grateful to all our sponsors and we look forward to working with them during the forthcoming year.
New for 2020 is the MRF Mixed-Surface Rally Challenge. It is open to vehicles that comply with the Motorsport UK Safety and Technical Regulations for Special Stage Rallies. All MRF Mixed-Surface Challenge cars must use MRF branded tyres on every event, but the tread pattern and profile are free. See MRF Motorsport Tyres in UK at Service & Sport Tel 07789 392080 or 01942 218498 or e-mail Jerry@Serviceandsport.com
The MRF Mixed-Surface Challenge includes a selection of the best UK forest and asphalt stage rallies. The final points tables will be based on a competitor’s best 6 scores.
- CAMBRIAN RALLY (G) 8th February North Wales
- MALCOLM WILSON RALLY (G) 14th March Lake District
- TENDRING & CLACTON RALLY (A) 25th/26th April East Anglia
- The 75th SCOTTISH RALLY (G) 6th June Lockerbie/Scottish Borders
- NICKY GRIST STAGES (G) 11th July Mid Wales
- MEWLA RALLY (A) 30th August Epynt, Mid Wales
- POKERSTARS RALLY LEG 1 (A) 2nd October Isle of Man
- POKERSTARS RALLY LEG 2 (A) 3rd October Isle of Man
There are 7 competition classes and the scoring system will reflect achievement against other registered competitors in the same vehicle class and the level of championship competition in that class. (see Regulations in the Competitor section of this site for more details) The ST Trophy will follow the MRF Tyres Mixed Surface Challenge in 2020.
DECALS – FIRST ISSUE AND REPLACEMENT
Championship decals will be posted out to all drivers who are registered for 2020, up to the 31st January so you should receive them in time to put them on before the first event. These decals (1 x screen strip and 2 x sponsor panels- 375mm x 265mm; one for each side of the car) must be displayed on the rally car to qualify for Championship points. Those not registered by 31st January can collect them from the BTRDA Signing-On desk of your first event in the BTRDA series. Replacement decals are available, but a small charge may be made to cover admin costs.
ON EVENT FUEL / RE-FUEL
Vital Equipment will be at all events in the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series. We strongly emphasise the convenience, safety and organisational benefits that using the Vital Equipment re-fuel facility provides for all competitors. To order your fuel please use the on-line order facility. www.vitalequipment.co.uk/pages/btrda-rally-series-fuel-order-form or Tel: 01981 241169.
Main photo is 2019 BTRDA Rallye R2 Cup winners Perry Gardener / Keaton Williams who also won a free entry in the Wales Rally GB National Rally thanks to the Road to Wales initiative.