Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rallyschool Boosts Junior Support

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rallyschool Boosts Junior Support

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THE Chris Birkbeck Rallyschool in Brotton have extended their agreement to sponsor the Junior Rallycross Open Championship next year.

The series features 14-17-year-olds - among them Stokesley's Kelly Bird - competing in identical one litre Rover Minis.

Rallyschool owner Chris Birkbeck said: "The 2008 Chris Birkbeck Rallyschool Junior Rallycross Open Championship was a tremendous success, producing one of the best seasons of racing in the category.

"Several of the junior drivers have spent time at the Rallyschool throughout the year and their improvement on circuit has been noticeable in a number of areas.

"We are delighted to have extended our agreement with the Open Championship into 2009 and look forward to being again part of one of the best Rallycross Championships in Europe," he added.

As part of the agreement, the Rallyschool will reward the top three drivers in the Junior Championship at the end of the season with a day's test drive/tuition with a leading rally driver. …

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