BRC finale gets Dorset county status

BRC finale gets Dorset county status

01.04.2014: MSA British Rally Championship Spectators throng to the event’s ceremonial start on Poole Quay

MSA British Rally Championship

Spectators throng to the event’s ceremonial start on Poole Quay

Taking place on the weekend of October 17/18th this year, the final round of the MSA British Rally Championship and the MSA British Historic Rally Championship has impressed the locals so much, that the event has been re-named Rallye Dorset.

The announcement of the new event title comes five months after Rallye Sunseeker International (the rally’s title for 15 years) won silver at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2013 in the Tourism Event of the Year category.

Event Director Rick Smith sai
d: “The name change has been made in consultation with local tourism partners, reflecting the contribution the rally makes to the county. Independent research, soon to be published by Bournemouth University, is set to reinforce the economic benefits that the rally brings to the regional economy.

"I think I speak not only for Southern Car Club, but also for rally sport in the UK when I say how much the Sunseeker name has become synonymous with excellence in organisation and the promotion of our sport.

We are grateful for the support and investment provided by them over the years which enabled us to build a rally ranking alongside the best, not only in the UK but in Europe.”

For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit

- Simon Moss- photo Jakob Ebrey


01.04.2014 / MaP

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