As the Junior 1000 Rally championship heads into its 8th successful season, a new “Rookie Cup” has been created for 2017.  In order to recognize and reward the efforts made by the new drivers in the championship, there will now be a trophy for the top placed rookie in each rally and also an additional championship for the rookie drivers.


There are at least 6 new drivers expected to enter the Junior 1000 rally championship this season plus several returning drivers who took part in a few rallies in 2016 also eligible.

To be classed as a “Rookie” in the Junior 1000 championship, drivers must not have entered more than 3 junior rally events in total in any previous seasons.  Age is not a factor, just previous rally driving experience.


The 1st round of the 2017 season will be held at Anglesey for the Lee Holland Memorial stages on 19th March.



Any interested parties who’d like to sponsor the “Rookie Cup” and have their brand promoted as part of the championship, please contact