The Motor Sports Association, the governing body of UK Motor Sport, has announced that applications are now open to win a full-funded entry on the Rally of Scotland, the final round in the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which runs from November 19-21.

The 2009 BFGoodrich Drivers Team was set up to provide a fully-funded opportunity for a local driver to contest five of the IRC's 12 rounds in Monte Carlo, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy and now Scotland.

The MSA is inviting applications from British drivers wishing to be considered for selection to contest the Rally of Scotland in the BFGoodrich Drivers Team's Peugeot 207 Super 2000. There is no age limit, but applicants must be British citizens and must hold an MSA International Rally competition licence.

The applicants will be reduced to a shortlist of five drivers put forward for consideration by a jury that will include representatives of the British media. The final selection will be made on 6 November and the winner announced the same day.

The winning crew will be given a test session in the week of the event to familiarise themselves with the Peugeot 207 Super 2000, with BFGoodrich's range of tyres and with the staff at Kronos Racing.

The selected crew will then take part in the Scottish round of the IRC in the colours of BFGoodrich/Kronos in the same conditions as the team's other three drivers, including British star and current IRC championship leader Kris Meeke, who will be competing in a similar Peugeot 207.

"This is a fantastic initiative from BFGoodrich and we are delighted to support it," said Colin Hilton, MSA chief executive. "The UK is blessed with some extremely talented rally drivers and whichever one of them is selected for this drive, I am sure they will make the most of the opportunity."

The deadline for interested crews to forward their application to the MSA to be considered for the drive is midday on October 26, 2009.

The application form in both MS Word and PDF formats can be found on the MSA website: www.msauk.org. Completed forms should be sent to Greg Symes, Motor Sports Association, Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG or by e-mail to: greg.symes@msauk.org.