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After a successful Preview Day in Dumfries High Street last weekend, the first car on the start ramp is quickly coming into sight for the 2013 RSAC Scottish Rally.

On Friday, enthusiasts and families will have the chance to see the cars having their safety checks completed at the Ice Bowl in King Street from 2.00 pm.

Into the early evening, crews of the top MSA British Championship drivers will be at the Ceremonial Start in the High Street.  Starting at 7.00 pm there is also a chance for you to try your hand at the Pirelli Rally Simulator and buy a Rally Spectator programme which has details of all the stages, time schedule, safety information and driver profiles.  Priced £5, this includes a £1 donation to our chosen charity, Help for Heroes.

Crews will be up bright and early on Saturday morning for the short drive up the A701 to the first stages in Windy Hill and Ae.  Spectators should head to the dedicated area in Ae, turning right into the forest just north of Ae village

The main spectator special stage is at Heathhall where the specially created water splash brings action to the public – twice! First cars are due at 9.10am before the second runs start at 10.55am (all times subject to confirmation).  Spectator car parking is available at the sawmill to the west of the stage.

For the first time in seven years, competitors will then head west to stages in the Clatteringshaws complex.  Spectators should access via the ‘C’ road from Gatehouse Station (at the end of the B796) where they will see all the cars through as part of stage 8, Loch Grannoch before the British Championship crews return for Special Stage 9, Clatteringshaws.  First car is due at 1.10pm.

Spectator safety is paramount and if you refuse to move from what we consider to be a dangerous location the stage may well be stopped and cancelled.

Wherever spectators decide to watch from, please make sure you stand somewhere safe and watch out for fast moving rally cars and the stones they may throw up.  Remember some of the cars will be quieter than others.  Please also listen to the volunteer marshals – they are there to make your day an enjoyable and safe one.

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