The Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship in association with MSVR is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Hockly Motorsport, a leading car preparation company, and launch the brand new Hockly Swift Cup for the 2017-18 season.
The Hockly Swift Cup is an exciting new competition to be run alongside the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship in association with MSVR. Giving drivers the chance to drive in a fully prepared rally car, tackling some of the nation’s best circuits for a low cost, the Hockly Cup is open to competitions running in one of Hockly’s spec rally prepared Suzuki Swifts, in addition competitors will run a control tyre and control fuel. Points will be awarded on each round, with competitors allowed to drop one of the eight rounds. As part of the Cup, Hockly and the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship have provided some fantastic prizes, including rebuilds of items on their car. The overall winner will receive a fully funded arrive and drive in the Hockey Motorsport 1400cc Swift on any National B Tarmac Rally in the UK in 2018.
Darren Spann, Championship Co-Ordinator said: I am delighted that Hockly Motorsport has chosen to partner the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with this fantastic initiative. Competitors will be able to buy a kit to add to their vehicles to satisfy the specification within the regulations, or indeed, Hockly's will fit the equipment for them.
This initiative will help bring low cost rallying to more competitors and be a great showcase for their talents. I'm really looking forward to seeing this initiative in action.
Harry Hockly Motorsport is a leading motorsport preparation company, specialising in rally and race cars suited to the demanding conditions of rallying. First established in 1985, Harry Hockly Motorsport started out building cars for Vauxhall Motorsport, and have since built Daihatsus and now Suzuki Swifts, which have competed for top honours on rallies across the globe.
Jess Hockly, Hockly Motorsport, commented: Hockly Motorsport are proud to still be able to provide a competitive clubman package for a very competitive rally series. We feel that there is a gap in the rally market, where the Vauxhall Nova sat years ago, and the Suzuki Swift fits that bill perfectly. Launching the Hockly Swift Cup gives the competitor a good base package for them to build upon over the years whilst not carrying the price tags of an R2 package. Being involved in one make series before has given us the experience to pull the package together, the Swift Cup will allow the competitors to compete with each other on a level playing field, and cars will be closely monitored to ensure that every one remains the same. We are excited as a company to be involved in the series and can see it growing from strength to strength.
More details on the Hockly Swift Cup will be released in due course. For more information on Harry Hockey Motorsport go to www.hh-ms.com. The 2017-18 MSN Rally Championship season kicks off in November, with the Neil Howard Stages at Oulton Park. For more information on this and the other seven rounds, please visit www.msnrallychamp.co.uk.
Note: subject to MSA permit.
For more information please contact the Championship Coordinator Darren Spann at:
The 2017 / 18 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship Featuring the Michelin Cup, kicks off at Oulton Park on 4th November. Visit www.oultonpark.co.uk for more information.
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