The MSN Circuit Rally Championship (MNCRC) in association with MSVR, featuring the Michelin Cup and the Protyre Challenge, in conjunction with Mellors Elliot Motorsport, is delighted to announce a brand-new prize for the winning Championship driver.
Mellors Elliot Motorsport will be offering a fully funded test drive in their brand-new R5 Proton Iriz, following in the footsteps of two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm.
Showing great commitment to Britain’s premier circuit-based rallying series, the company will be offering the highly sought-after prize, which will consist of a day with the Mellors Elliot team, up to an hours driving time, engineer support and data analysis.
Darren Spann Championship Co-ordinator commented: This is truly a fantastic prize and opportunity for our championship winner. Mellors Elliot Motorsport have continually invested heavily in rallying and, to have them involved at this level in our championship is amazing. We can’t wait for this season to start.
Formed in 1982, Mellors Eliot Motorsport has established itself as one of the world’s leading motorsport preparation and build firms.
Ben Mellors Commented: At MEM we think the idea of running a championship over the winter period is great, coupled with being highly competitive and having some quick up and coming drivers, the prize drive is a perfect way to support the championship and add that extra incentive to take the overall championship title.
With more than 30 years’ experience and over 10 rally championship wins, Mellors Elliot have designed and developed the Proton Iris R5 - the latest R5 specification rally car - to compete in championships worldwide.
The landmark deal, which comes ahead of the fifth season of the MNCRC reinforces the Championships commitment to being the base of UK rallying and helping all its competitor progress onto the national and international stage.
Now in its fifth season, the MNCRC will once again will offer crews a challenging, action-packed campaign, visiting the UK’s best circuits, universally popular with competitors and spectators alike.
With a brand-new finale at Donington Park and landmark sponsorship deals with Specsavers and Cirrus Research, as well as one of the biggest prize packages in UK rallying, there has never been a better time to get involved with the MNCRC.
With entries open on August 23rd, the Championship will be officially launched on September 12th with its annual press day at Oulton Park, before kicking off in November with the Neil Howard Stages in a/w Graham Coffey Solicitors at Oulton Park, before heading to Cadwell Park and Knockhill Racing Circuit before Christmas 2019.
Resuming in January 2020, the championship heads to Brands Hatch, before returning to Cadwell Park in early February. Rounds at Snetterton and Anglesey follow, before a brand-new finale at Donington Park in March 2020. Full details are available on our website: www.msnrallychamp.co.uk
2019-20 MSN Circuit Rally Championship in association with MSVR, feat the Michelin Cup and the Protyre Challenge Calendar
- 2 November 2019 - Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, Oulton Park.
- 17 November 2019 - North Humberside Motor Club Cadwell Park Stages. Cadwell Park.
- 8 December 2019 - Knockhill Stages. Knockhill.
- 18 January 2020 – MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Stages. Brands Hatch.
- 2 February 2020 – Alan Healy Memorial Cadwell Stages. Cadwell Park.
- 15 February 2020 - Snetterton Stages. Snetterton.
- 1 March 2020 - Lee Holland Rally. Anglesey.
- 15 March 2020 - Donington Rally. Donington Park.
*All events subject to Motorsport UK approval.
Photo Credit: SMJ Photography
Further details on season four and the current season are available from the championship web site www.msnrallychamp.co.uk
For Further information on Mellors Elliot Motorsport and the Proton Iriz R5 please visit www.mellorselliotmotorsport.com
For further details about MSVR, please visit www.msvracing.com or www.msnrallychamp.co.uk