Rallying takes $$$$ and if your inventive and find ways to get it you will be sucsessful. TREAT RALLYING LIKE A BUSINESS. Sponsorship is a privilege not a right. I have managed not to pay for any of my races because of being smart and finding sponsors. First you need to get to rally school. See if you have the potiential or even like racing in rally. Second save up some money and get a car. Alot of people say golfs.... but I think a 2.5rs is a perfect starter car. Low 165 HP/ My rs weighs 3100 pounds/ Open front diff and limited in the rear "acts like a rear wheel drive car. It has never had a dnf and has never had a mechanical problem in 7 races. Second make a strategy for the year "plan a budget" and aim high because your going to spend all of it. With my sponsor I have this in the package....... car displayed at store... attend all autox's... attend all major car shows .... Give talks to customers about my sponsors products. Its always how much exposure am I getting for my money? 2 kinds of sponsors ......... 1. Sympathy/tax writeoff sponsor 2. Exposure and Advertising sponsor ...... Your going to have to talk to about 20 companys before you even get 1 interested.
Oh yea if you move to europe your going to have the same problems of not finding any sponsors. It will probally be even harder to attain one.
Well, if I can figure out how to secure sponsors at the age of 22 I am sure you can do it with some hardwork.