Peugeot Sport UK, in conjunction with Total, today announced a new initiative to help aspiring rally drivers to compete in a well established quality gravel championship, in an affordable 206 car.

The new cash bonus scheme will be available to competitors competing in the well established and highly respected Silkolene BTRDA 1,400 Championship.

Competitors will need to be registered with the Peugeot Rally Club and driving a Peugeot 206 fitted with a specific Peugeot Sport conversion kit. These kits will be available from Peugeot Sports Special Tuning department at a cost of ?5,995 including VAT.

All the driver needs is a second hand 1,400cc three door Peugeot 206 to bolt the kit to and he/she is ready to compete.

The comprehensive kit includes roll cage, competition seats, seat belt harnesses, steering wheel and boss, hydraulic hand brake kit, fly off hand brake, competition suspension, uprated brakes, H/D suspension mountings, sump guard, tank guard, wheels, exhaust system, master switch, brake lines, competition clutch etc.

The cash bonus payments will be there for the taking on each one of the ten BTRDA Championship rounds, with payments of ?400, ?250, ?150 and ?50 to the first four registered finishers.

Peugeot's Motorsport manager Mick Linford said: "Our aim was to give drivers, both young and old, the opportunity to build a competitive car for under ?10,000, ready to go. This I believe we have achieved, with used cars now being readily available for as little as ?3,000.

"The 206 is a well proven package and competitors will be able to compete on quality gravel events, knowing that they have an equal chance of taking some prize money home. Its all about us doing our best to make rallying more affordable and available to aspiring competitors. This is an ideal first championship in rallying, a step up for single venue event competitors, or an alternative to some of the other starter level one make championships."

 

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