Citroen Racing and Citroen UK have announced a new prize structure and incentive scheme for competitors within the British Rally Championship's run C2R2 Cup.
The Citroen Racing Trophy UK will reward drivers who use the C2R2 Max with prize money on events and a chance to compete on European events over the course of the year.
The Citroen C2R2 Cup, now in its third successful year, allows any C2R2 to compete as before, but drivers of the higher specification C2R2 Max are now eligible for a total prize fund of €42,000 courtesy of Citroen UK.
“We have a plan for a Racing Trophy in every European country,” Citroen Racing boss Simon Jean Joseph said. “Registration will be Europe-wide, allowing a competitor from the UK to compete in any of the other European championships and vice versa. The only limitation will be that the driver must compete in a C2R2 Max with an appropriate technical passport.”
While the C2R2 Max is the only vehicle eligible for the incentive scheme, this restriction has been lifted for the first two BRC gravel events, extending the scheme to existing C2R2 competitors until the Jim Clark International Rally, from when only the Max will be eligible.
The BRC C2R2 Cup, which runs with the British Rally 2 class, will still offer class and category points and awards for any make of homologated C2R2, with all drivers eligible for nomination to the Pirelli Star Driver competition.
The highest placed registered junior driver will also get an automatic place in the end of season BRC Pirelli Star Driver shootout.
The series will run alongside the BRC for its first five events, before the season finale is held as part of the Rallye le Touquet Pas-de-Calais in October.