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After missing the Border Counties in 2010 we had to come back in 2011 for what is one of our favourite rallies. The stages may have been thin on the ground but what was on offer was trully challenging. Spending the day in Wauchope Forest it was plain to see that David Bogie & Kevin Rae are a class act in their Evo IX, winning by 34 seconds. 2nd overall were Mike Faulkner & Peter Foy (Evo VI) which is an excellent result given the disadvantage of their older vehicle. Completing the podium a further 34 seconds back were Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Evo IX).

Probably the biggest shock of the rally was that Steve Bannister & Louise Sutherland (Escort MkII) did not win the 2WD category. They had a comfortable lead coming into the final stage but an off, on a known spot to the crew, saw them crash spectacularly and take a stage maximum. From our position later on in the stage it was a pleasure to see Banner still on it, even if his car was battered and did not have a straight panel. The 2WD victory went to another English crew though with Peter Smith and Russ Langthorne (Escort MkI) collecting the class after a solid drive. Phillip & Simon Morrow (Escort MkII) were a spectacular 2nd, after making a late switch to 2WD machinery.

Video one day…

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