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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Japanese rally crew of Motoharu Kaseya and Kohei Izuno battled the weather, the rocks and the midges on their way to a fine finish on Saturday’s RSAC Scottish Rally – and were rewarded with one of Scotland’s historical motor sport trophies for their efforts. The pair received the Bandeath Trophy at the finish of the Dumfries-based rally in recognition of their endeavours in the EuroRallye Honda Civic Type R.

The Bandeath Trophy is awarded annually to the ‘star’ of the RSAC Scottish Rally. This is a person or group of people whom the organisers of the rally – itself among the oldest motor sport events in Scotland – feel most appropriately conveys the spirit of the rally. Read More »

tim_scotres01Burton upon Stather’s Tim Rodgers contested his first gravel rally for three years last weekend on the Scottish Challenge event and he was heading for a second place finish when he went off the road avoiding another crew’s accident on the final stage. Read More »

AaronMcClureInActionPR7NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge contender Aaron McClure endured a tough Scottish Rally last weekend when his event ended prematurely on the very first stage of the Dumfries based event.  After successfully completing the rally’s opening stage of the event – Windy Hill, McClure and co-driver Tom Woodburn carried a little too much speed over the finish line which resulted in a dramatic roll into retirement. Read More »

r2r_scotres01The Rally2Raise team of Aberdeen’s Rachel Clark and Brampton’s Caroline Lodge enjoyed a successful Scottish rally last weekend when they finished second in class with driver Rachel also picking up the trophy for the best lady driver. Read More »

Northern Irish duo Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble took victory on round three of the MSA British Rally Championship, the RSAC Scottish Rally, a first win for the 23 year old after his debut in the series on the Jim Clark rally in 2008.

The DGM Sport crew’s win is particularly special for Fisher, having come so close on several occasions in recent years. But he didn’t have it all his way from the start, swapping stage times with Morris Lubricants DMS crew Tom Cave/Ieuan Thomas from the outset. Read More »

photo-5Duns driver Euan Thorburn has pipped current Scottish Champion David Bogie to the post by 20 seconds at the RSAC Scottish Rally in Dumfries on Saturday 29.

Runner up twelve months ago behind Bogie, this time victorious Thorburn took to the 40-mile forest stages with co-driver Paul Beaton of Inverness in his Ford Focus WRC. Read More »

Range Rover Pikes Peak13– Range Rover Sport will open the legendary course to strong international entry at this Sunday’s 91st running of the “Race To The Clouds”
– Leading role at one of the world’s most unforgiving driving competitions for Land Rover’s fastest, most responsive and agile vehicle to date
– By appearing at Pikes Peak, the Range Rover Sport revisits the scene of its own record-setting run earlier this month
– A four-minute documentary film showing the Range Rover Sport’s  SUV record-run can be viewed on YouTube at http://youtu.be/BaPiM_mish4 from today Read More »

David Bogie, 1st.previewCurrent Scottish Champion David Bogie hopes to hold his title for the fifth consecutive year by gaining good results at the Scottish Rally.

The 25-year-old from Dumfries who has also held the British Championship title, previously won the Scottish Rally in 2010 and 2012 and hopes to put his Ford Focus at the top of the leader board by Saturday night.

Bogie holds a seven-point advantage going into his home event and the mid-way stage in the eight-round ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Bogie said: “I’m feeling good for tomorrow. The Scottish is my local rally so it’s good just to be able to stay in my own bed the night before and have my friends and family around. Read More »

Vuhl GutierrezIt was announced today that the 21-year old rookie F1 driver, Esteban Gutiérrez, will play a key role in the global launch of the exciting VŪHL 05 trackday supercar at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 11-14).

An example of the yet-to-be-seen 05 will be displayed on Stand 12, while a second car will carry out demonstration runs on the course each day as a member of the ‘First Glance’ class. Gutiérrez will be a welcome addition to the VŪHL team throughout Sunday July 14 and take the wheel for the two demonstration runs that day. The 05 will also be making regular visits to the Michelin ‘Supercar’ stage. Read More »

WWRS Carlisle13Marty McCormack and co-driver Phil Clarke are on a roll. They entered last Saturday’s (June 22) inaugural DMACK Carlisle Stages rally in the lead of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, courtesy of a hard-fought second place in round one and outright victory in round two. Six stages totalling 44 miles later, they had collected another trophy and further extended their series lead. Read More »