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Front-running KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Garry Pearson narrowly missed out on victory at last weekend’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally, after suffering a puncture which knocked him off the top step of the podium to finish second.

The 27-year-old Duns driver had a dream start to the event in his Asset Alliance Group, RAVENOL and George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5, leading the rally at the halfway point, only to lose over 50 seconds with a deflated tyre on the sixth test, demoting him to the runners up spot in the closing stages. Read More »

Duns rally driver Euan Thorburn scratched his name on the winner’s trophy of the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally for the second time in his career, winning the closely fought event by over a minute from his nearest rival on Saturday (22nd June).

Driving his Ford Focus WRC, Thorburn and co-driver Paul Beaton powered to victory after eight stages in the Argyll and Bute forests, enduring technical forest tracks and high-speed sections to further cement his place as leader of the Scottish Rally Championship. Read More »

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally will play host to round four of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship this Saturday (22 June) as some of the best rally drivers in the country head to the region to do battle over 40 miles of Argyll and Bute forest roads.

Backed by Dunoon Presents and the local community, the event has attracted a quality field of entries all bidding to add their name to the winner’s trophy which includes an impressive list such as Roger Clark and Jimmy McRae and could see a crucial battle in the SRC title chase played out in the forests around Dunoon. Read More »

Garry Pearson believes that his chances of being Scottish Rally champion in 2019 lie firmly with his result on this weekend’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally (22nd June) and will be on “maximum attack” in a bid to keep his title hopes alive.

The Duns driver currently lies seventh in the Scottish Rally Championship title race but, when dropped scores are applied, he sits in second spot and just five points shy of the series leader. A top result at the Dunoon based Argyll Rally will see him sit in a prime position for the final two rounds of the season. Read More »

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally launched last week as one of the region’s most popular events on the calendar returns for the third successive year on June 22nd, with new challenges for competitors in the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship.

Backed by Dunoon Presents and the local community, the event will once again see some of the best drivers in Scotland and beyond heading to Dunoon to compete across classic Argyll and Bute forests stages with a brand-new test added to the mix in 2019. Read More »

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally (23rd June) sped into the region this weekend, as a titanic battle for victory developed in the forests surrounding Dunoon, eventually going to the Ford Focus WRC crew of Andrew Gallacher and Jane Nicol.

Inverness pilot Donnie MacDonald and co-driver Jamie Edwards took a mightily close second spot with Bruce McCombie (Banchory) grabbing a well earned final podium position in his ageing Mitsubishi Evo IX with Michael Coutts alongside. Read More »

Argyll and Bute will see some of the best rally drivers in Scotland and beyond head for the region this weekend as they contest the eagerly awaited Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally (23rd June).

Around 60 competitors from the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) and a host of regional series will contest eight stages, totalling 45 miles in classic forest tests such as Glenbranter and Beinn Lagan. The mix of old and new, harks back to 1970’s when the event (then known as the Burmah Rally) witnessed iconic British Championship battles. Read More »

Organisers of the 2018 Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally have confirmed the event will definitely go ahead on 23rd June despite not reaching the minimum number required to make the event financially viable.

Supported by Dunoon Presents, local businesses and residents, Mull Car Club has reinforced the message that the rally will run, in the hope of encouraging further entries to the region. Read More »

Competitors in two-wheel drive cars will be able to take advantage of some of the best road conditions possible at this year’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally as organisers have confirmed they will run at the front of the field on 23rd June.

The event will be the first in the UK to run all two-wheel drive cars at the head of the pack in a “single field” format in 2018. Read More »

Organisers of the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally have announced that “only the best will do” for this year’s event which forms round four of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship on 23rd June in Dunoon.

After returning to the motor sport calendar in 2017 for the first time in 13 years, the Mull Car Club organised event will see a revised format this year which includes a mix of high quality classic Argyll and Bute forests along with brand new unused special stages and low road mileage for competitors. Read More »