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Blair Brown, Richard Simmonds on stageThe QTS Group backed, 19 year old rally driver Blair Brown, won the final round of the 2014 Ecosse 205 Challenge, at the Colin McRae Forest stages in Aberfeldy on Saturday. The event which takes place in the forests of Perth and Kinross, Blair’s home event and uses classic stages that provide the ultimate challenge in the Scottish Rally Championships. The 2014 RSAC Scholar had the ultimate aim to finish the event with top scores in order to secure second place in the overall 205 driver standings. Blair and co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns finished the event 48 seconds ahead of second place in class. Read More »

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BBR on stage right 9After battling through the intense heat of the 2014 GWF Energy Merrick Forest Stages Rally, round six of the Scottish Rally Championships (SRC) and the penultimate round of the Ecosse 205 Challenge Blair Brown and co-driver Richard Simmonds finish runners up. The 19 year old driver from Kinross who is currently a student at Edinburgh college drove his QTS Group backed Peugeot 205 on the limit to secure his second place victory in both SRC Class 3 and Ecosse 205 Challenge. The Merrick stages rally starts in the coastal town of Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway and plays host to some of the greatest and most historic stages in Scotland where the six Special Stages of the day run through the forest’s and hills of the Galloway forest park and Glentrool. Read More »

frank_love_hires_IMG0921Blair Brown, Edinburgh college student from Kinross and Co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns roll out of the 2014 RSAC Scottish Rally on special stage two after losing control of their Peugeot 205. The Scottish rally based in Dumfries is round four of the ARR Craib Scottish Rally championships and round three of the Ecosse Peugeot 205 Challenge. Read More »

SONY DSCBlair Brown and the QTS Group backed rally team, broke through the fog, mist and eye watering stench of fuel at last week’s McCombie Builders Granite City rally to take second place position in round two of the 2014 Ecosse 205 Challenge in their newly built Peugeot 205.  The Aberdeen based rally was also the host of round three in the Scottish Rally Championships where Blair and Co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns took third place in SRC class three finishing 46th overall out of 111 starters. Read More »

Spey 3Where one season ends another begins and after an unbelievably successful first year in forest Stage rallying Blair Brown aged 18 from Muckhart , Kinross is ready to embark on a new and bigger journey in Scottish forest stage rallying. Blair will still be competing in his trusty Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI, named Polly, along with Co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns. Read More »

DSC_0773QTS Group and RSAC Motorsport driver Blair Brown brought home a solid fourth place position at his home rally, the Colin McRae Memorial stages in Aberfeldy last Saturday. The event is the final Round of the Ecosse 205 Challenge and also the penultimate round of the Scottish Rally Championships. For this event Blair would be teamed with fellow Challenge Co- Driver Richard Simmonds from Duns who would be stepping in to read the notes. Read More »

PICTURE 1 Callum AtkinsonLauder’s Callum Atkinson won his class on Saturday at the Scottish Rally in Dumfries by 0.3 seconds.

The 21-year-old RSAC Motorsport scholar, who currently leads the Ecosse Challenge round, took to the five forest stages in Dumfries and Galloway clocking up around 40miles with co-driver Sue Hynd.

The new pairing of Cullum and Sue for the event didn’t take long to settle as they kept the pace fast and their timings close with the class top three drivers. Read More »

Joy, despair, spirited driving, over cautious driving, legends renewed, glorious sunshine, testing stage miles, some of the best Perthshire stage miles – they were all there. Yes, it was the final round of the 2012 Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge – the Colin McRae Forest Stages rally based in Aberfeldy in the heart of Perthshire on a perfect Autumn day on 6th October. Read More »

Nervous anticipation was probably the best way to describe how Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge competitors felt as they lined up on Saturday 1st September 2012 outside The Town Hall in The Square, Wigtown for the start of the 2012 Ian Broll Merrick Stages – the penultimate round of the 2012 Championship. The nervous anticipation was for a couple of reasons – first, it was going to be important to score good Championship points because 3 of the classes are going to be very close at the end of the year. And second was the prospect of 19 miles of fast and furious driving in the classic Glentrool forest – the second stage of the event and one of the longest in Scottish rallying. Read More »

The penultimate round of the Brick & Steel Construction Ecosse Challenge heads to the south west corner of Scotland for classic testing stages in the New Galloway region.

A local battle in the Peugeot 205 class between Newton Stewarts  Mark McCulloch who will be trying to head off fellow local Scott Peacock from Castle Douglas. Leading the class is Borders Driver Callum Atkinson who leads by one point from Tom Hynd (Inverbervie), Jordan Black (Lanark) and Adrian Stewart (Aberdeen) so a very tight battle is in prospect. Scott Peacock, Roy McLennan and Mark McCulloch are close behind and will be hoping that the rally goes there way to move them up the points table. Read More »