The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship has announced a new incentive for those drivers who took part in the end of season Pirelli Star Driver Shootout.

The Pirelli Cup will reward all the runners up of the Pirelli BRC Star Driver Shootout with an incentivised support package in the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship.

All of the runners-up from the 2008 Pirelli BRC Star Driver competition who take part in next years British Rally Championship will get an exclusive entry to the Pirelli Cup. The scheme will pay out the ?10,000 prize fund to the runners up, paying out cash awards on each of the Championship's six rallies.

The prize fund will be split between the top three runners in the Cup, with ?1000 for first place, ?500 for second and ?250 for third place.

"We wanted to recognise and reward the runners up in the Pirelli BRC Star Driver shootout by giving them some additional support in helping continue their career development in the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship," championship manager Mark Taylor said.