The Fiesta ST Trophy will now be known as the MRF ST Trophy following a new deal agreed for 2018 and beyond with the Indian tyre giant to supply the control tyres for the series. Ian Arden, Series Co-ordinator said “we were approached by a number of tyre manufacturers, and after discussions we concluded that MRF provided the best and most beneficial solution for the ST Trophy. This agreement secures support and many opportunities for our series entrants long into the future, including subsidised tyre prices and tyre development, which we believe are important factors in helping the series grow.
"We would like to thank DMack for their support over the last two years. It was not an easy decision to change tyre manufacturer".
MRF are no strangers to rallying having participated in the Asia Pacific Championship for many years, resulting in 8 APRC titles. MRF also supply the control tyres for the Australian Rally Championship , as well as competing in many other national series throughout Europe including the BTRDA championship.
Jerry Freeman of MRF said “the approach taken by the ST Trophy team to presenting an efficient series whilst also providing developmental opportunities for both young and experienced teams, fits nicely with MRF’s ethos and so we see this agreement as a natural fit. We have some exciting future plans for the MRF ST Trophy which will be announced in due course.”
MRF have a stand at Autosport International and any Crews signing up to the 2018 MRF ST Trophy at the show, will receive an extra 10% discount on their first set of four MRF tyres purchased.
MRF will also be supporting the 2018 Castrol R2 prize winner by providing their tyres for the 2019 BTRDA R2 Cup.