British Rally Championship 2012 - IRDC Award

The International Rally Driver's Club (IRDC) is pleased to announce that for the 2012 season the innovative IRDC Driver Improvement Award Scheme will not only cater for drivers in the main international category of the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC), but has been expanded to include the BRC Challenge. After the final round of the 2011 BRC, the the top four "Most Improved" drivers on the IRDC's scheme had featured in the scheme's top ten on each of last year's six qualifying BRC rallies, proving that consistency is the key to winning the initiative, designed to highlight best improvement in driver performance on gravel and asphalt.

The Scheme

The IRDC scheme is open to drivers competing in the six-round 2012 MSA British Rally Championship and the scheme's objectives are to find the best improvement in driver performance on gravel and asphalt, raise the profile of competitors in the BRC and increase press coverage for the championship and IRDC. Once again for 2012, drivers in the BRC will benefit from free registration to the International Rally Drivers Club and automatic eligibility for the improvement scheme.

How the IRDC Improvement Scheme works

All drivers will have their performance data entered into the IRDC database and their performance improvement will be reported after the second round of the championship and all subsequent rounds.
Points will be counted from all rounds of the BRC
The relative performance improvement will be published as a "league table" i.e. the person with the highest personal improvement will be in position 1
The stage times for each stage on a rally will be sent directly to the IRDC scheme coordinator electronically on the Monday following the event (or as early as possible)
The IRDC will send back to the BRC the league table within 7 working days of receipt of the results
The BRC will publish the details of the highest performance after each round of the championship.

Administration of the IRDC Scheme

The points scored by drivers in the IRDC Driver Improvement scheme are calculated after each round of the championship and show the greatest percentage improvement in a driver's stage times. The results are factored on careful analysis of stage time improvement and assessed on a rally by rally basis, all facilitated on behalf of the IRDC by Tim Hobbs, international co-driver and an acknowledged authority on international rally driver seeding for many years.

End of Season Awards

MSA British Rally Championship
Cash Award of 300 to the winning Driver
2 x tickets for the end of season BRC Awards Presentation Dinner
2 x trophiesFree membership of the IRDC for driver & co-driver for the following year
Free publicity on the IRDC website / multimedia packages

BRC Challenge
Cash award of 150 to the winning Driver
2 x trophies
Free membership of the IRDC for driver & co-driver for the following year
Free publicity on the IRDC website / multimedia packages

For more information visit: www.irdc.org.uk

For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit www.rallybrc.co.uk

18th February, 2012