New Prize Structure Boosts Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

New Prize Structure Boosts Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Organisers of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy have strengthened its position as the perfect stepping stone into the FIA World Rally Championship after announcing a new prize structure, allowing even more competitors the opportunity to win an exciting prize drive.

For the third season, the series continues to boast the biggest prize in rallying with seven rounds of the 2017 WRC 2 championship on offer. However, under a new plan submitted to the FIA for approval, this year’s prize will be spilt to open up the opportunity to a greater number of competitors.

Events in the five-round series are set to be paired, with the driver accumulating the most points over the paired events winning the chance to drive a Fiesta R5 car on two WRC 2 rounds.

The opening round at Rally Portugal will be paired with Rally Poland and the driver scoring the most points over the two events will win two WRC 2 rallies. Poland will also be paired with Rally Finland – meaning drivers competing on all three gravel events will be in with a chance to win a prize drive on four WRC 2 rallies.

For the asphalt aces, Rally Deutschland will join Rally de Espana with another two events on offer for the person with the most points.

The seventh WRC 2 prize rally will be given to the crew who has the best result from their two WRC 2 rallies.

All cars will be prepared and run by M-Sport and use the latest DMACK tyres. The last two seasons have seen some intense competition with the champion decided on the final loop of stages on the last event.

The Vatanen Touch will continue to run alongside the series, giving competitors in their own cars the opportunity to win an additional prize at an end of season shoot-out.

Entries for the first round in Portugal close on 19 April.

Summary

Rally Portugal and Rally Poland: driver with most points wins two WRC 2 rallies in 2017.
Rally Poland and Rally Finland: driver with most points wins two WRC 2 rallies in 2017.
Rally Deutschland and Rally de Espana: driver with most points wins two WRC 2 rallies in 2017.

Malcolm Wilson, M-Sport managing director, said: “The Trophy has always delivered a cost-effective and competitive platform for young drivers and the new plans will enhance that even further. It’s all about helping talented competitors step up to the official WRC support series and there’s now a greater chance of winning a prize drive.”

Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director said: “The new proposals are set to boost the series even further and give more drivers a fantastic opportunity. The format will appeal to drivers from countries like Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland, who can win four WRC 2 events by competing on the gravel rallies.”

2016-04-08

New Prize Structure Boosts Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy
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