|Prestone British Rally Championship|
|Date||19/20 May 2017|
|Event Type||Rally (Cars)|
|Location||RSAC Scottish Rally, Dumfries|
|Contact||Name : Jonathan Lord|
Tel : 0141 946 5045
|Notes||The MSA British Rally Championship confirmed its proposed calendar for the 2017 season. Building on the extraordinary success of its first season back, next yearÕs BRC will further underline its standing as the premier domestic rally championship in the world.|
With seven rounds in six territories, the 2017 BRC will traverse the United Kingdom with two rounds in Wales and one each in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland Š all of which featured on this yearÕs calendar. The season will again conclude with a double points rally on the Isle of Man, but the long Manx event will be split into two legs, with equal points awarded for each. In keeping with the BRCÕs international pedigree, the championship will reach overseas audiences with a visit to the legendary Ypres Rally in June for the demanding asphalt roads of northern Belgium.
The BRC returned to action this year with a new format based around FIA homologated cars. No fewer than 23 R5 and S2000 vehicles registered for the series, as well as 16 Juniors in R2 machinery Š making the British championship the sternest possible test for both aspiring young drivers and would-be WRC stars of the future. This yearÕs BRC champions will have earned their place in the history books alongside names such as Vatanen, Burns, McRae, Mikkola and Blomqvist.
As well as confirming the 2017 calendar, organisers have also revealed a change to the points system for next year. Points will be awarded after each event in line with the FIAÕs current regulations Š 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 Š with the best seven scores from eight point scoring possibilities to count in the final reconciliation.
The BRC Joker that was introduced this year will remain in place, but will be worth fewer points. If a driver plays the joker and wins the event, they will receive an additional 5 points, if they come second they will receive 4 points, down to fifth place which will yield just one additional point.