Tuesday 29 May 2012

Rally - Find a Rally Star

John MacCrone's Ford Fiesta R2
Calling all Car Clubs, especially those with a talented rally driving youngster. With a closing date of 30th June, entries for a new competition will need to be in quickly.

Oil company, Castrol EDGE  and ‘Motorsport News’ are organising a ‘Search for a Rally Star’ competition over the next few weeks.

At stake is a prize-drive on a national rally in a Ford Fiesta R2 supported by M-Sport and Castrol EDGE. The car will sport the same livery as the M-Sport run Ford World Rally Team cars, and the winner will receive testing and tuition from M-Sport before the event.

All that’s needed from each entrant is a letter of support from their motor club. The contest is open to all UK and Ireland residents aged 18 and over. A panel of judges will select six finalists, who will be invited to Rallyday at Castle Combe on August 18 to take part in a series of driving and assessment tests. The judges will take their performance in that event into consideration when selecting a winner.

This is not simply a young driver contest as some competitive experience would be useful. The assessment at Rally Day at Castle Combe for the six finalists will include some driving.

Motor clubs can support as many entries as they like - so there’s no chance of favouritism. Although there is as much chance of this leading to a ‘works’ drive as Scottish midgies becoming vegetarian, any chance of enhancing CVs and getting a bit of national exposure is to be welcomed.

Entries should be sent to: mn.rallystar@haymarket.com

The closing date is June 30, 2012, so do it now!

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