MSA works to unify British rallying

The Motor Sports Association is inviting tenders for the organisation of the MSA Asphalt and MSA Gravel UK national rally championships in 2005. Its Rally Championship Control Panel has decided initially to award one-year contracts. The organisation of the British Rally Championship and the British Historic Rally Championship will also be reviewed, opening up all of British rallying to tender after 2005

MSA works to unify British rallying

"This is all about creating a strong and integrated way forward for UK rallying," said the MSA's CEO, Colin Hilton. "The first stage in the process is to establish a workable structure for the greater benefit of all, and the comprehensive report by Mike Broad has shown how this can be achieved. However, while there is consensus on where we are going, there is less unanimity on how to get there. It was evident at the RCCP that the current organisers do not wish to hand control of their championships to a third party.

"As a result, the MSA must take the initiative. The structure has been agreed and the tender process will enable the MSA to fill the requisite opportunities with the best possible championships for the good of the sport, as we have with the recent reforms of promoted circuit racing."

Tenders for the 2005 MSA Asphalt Championship and 2005 MSA Gravel Championship must be submitted to the MSA by the end of January 2004.

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