The winners of the UK’s premier national rally championships will all receive free entries into this year’s Wales Rally GB 29 October-1 November via the on-going and highly-acclaimed ‘Road to Wales’ initiative.
Now entering its eighth year, the innovative and far-reaching scheme rewards the winners of the country’s premier national championships with free entries into the UK’s end-of-season round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Previous prize recipients include Elfyn Evans, current leader of the FIA World Rally Championship, following his historic WRC victory in Sweden.
The winner of the British Rally Championship’s exciting new BRC Road to Wales will win a free entry into the full four-day International WRC rally.
Champions from the country’s four premier national championships – BTRDA Gold Star, McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship, KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship and Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship – will receive free entries into the WRGB National Rally and these can be upgraded to the International event by paying the difference in entry fees.
Run in association with Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing, the BRC Road to Wales is open to all those registered for the 2020 British Rally Championship. Four finalists will be nominated: the outright BRC champion will be joined by three other selected drivers who have impressed judges with their ability and aptitude.
In early October, the chosen four will then contest a meticulous finale at Motorsport UK’s new headquarters in Bicester Motion. Here they will undergo fitness, media and aptitude tests, as well as onboard video analysis of their driving skills.
The overall BRC Road to Wales winner will then secure a fantastic Wales Rally GB prize drive behind the wheel of a super-competitive Hyundai i20 R5, and the chance go toe-to-toe with some of the best drivers in the world on the classic Welsh stages.