22 Mar 2020-21 Season Calendar Announcement
The MSN Circuit Rally Championship (MNCRC) in association with MSVR, featuring the Michelin Cup and the Protyre Challenge are delighted to announce a revised 2020-21 Championship calendar, featuring four more rounds.
Having already ran Round 1 at Donington in early December 2020, the Championship will look to resume on April 25th for a re-arranged Snetterton Stages at Snetterton Circuit. Round 3 will follow in May, with the Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey Solicitors, at Oulton Park on 31st May.
In line with regulations in Wales, the Championship then finishes with an Anglesey double-header on the first weekend of July. Over the 3rd and 4th July, the Championship will feature both the Lee Holland Stages and the SMC Stages.
After the 2020-21 season was put on hold due to the latest UK-wide lockdown imposed in January, the MSN Circuit Rally Championship, MSVR and Motorsport UK have been working together to put together a plan to allow the season to resume safely.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints at this moment in time, the rounds at Brands Hatch, Donington Park (2nd Visit) and Cadwell Park are cancelled. Refunds for both Cadwell Park events will be processed as soon as possible by the organisers.
Due to the cancellation of the Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Donington Park (2nd Visit) rounds, the Championship will feature only five rounds, with scores being awarded for competitors best four rounds.
The Championship would like to thank the organising clubs – Chelmsford Motor Club, Dukeries Motor Club, Bolton le Moors Car Club and Border Motor Club for their hard work in this difficult period.
Darren Spann, Championship Co-ordinator, said “In the past weeks we have been working tirelessly with all our partners, Motorsport UK and MSVR to create a revised 2020-21 calendar, allowing us to restart rallying in the safest way.
While we are understandably disappointed that we won’t be visiting Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Donington Park (2nd Visit) this year, we are pleased to be able to look forward to visiting Snetterton, Anglesey and Oulton Park.
I understand that the Championship being extended into July for the first time is not entirely ideal, but due to the current situation, we want to ensure the 2020-21 season is completed, and aid the return of rallying to the UK following the Covid-19 pandemic.
I want to thank every partner and competitor for their support and on-going commitment to the MSN Circuit Rally Championship.”
The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number, with the Championship running in line with government guidelines and current Motorsport UK advice.
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Further details on season six are available from the championship web site www.msnrallychamp.co.uk