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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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There will be no let up in the duel between Euan Thorburn and David Bogie for the 2014 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship as the two go head-to-head on the penultimate round, the Colin McRae Forest Stages, next Saturday <Oct 4th>

Thorburn and co-driver Paul Beaton moved closer to securing the Scottish crown with a successful defence of their Merrick Stages title in Galloway last month in their Ford Focus WRC, while Bogie, with Kevin Rae on the notes, had to settle for third after his Ford Fiesta R5+ picked up a puncture on the second stage. 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 »

Amy-Williams-and-Tony-Williams-action-shot– Skeleton Gold medallist Amy Williams overcomes adversity to finish trying event in Scotland, making it three in a row

Amy Williams, co-driver for Sky Sports News F1 analyst Tony Jardine,  made it three finishes in a row after the testing Colin McRae Forest Stages in Aberfeldy, Scotland (5 October). The duo finished 12th overall out of the two wheel drive cars and also gained a 2nd in class award. Read More »

David Bogie has made motorsport history by becoming the first driver to win five back-to-back Scottish rally championships.1st_DavidBogie Read More »

Amy-Williams-and-Sébastien-Ogier-with-'Marshal-the-Marshal'– Sébastien Ogier shares knowledge with Skeleton Champion to help in her quest to compete in Wales Rally GB

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams met with Sébastien Ogier  – the newly crowned 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) title holder – at Castle Combe’s annual Rally Day (21 September). Ogier was on hand to lend some expert advice to novice co-driver Williams, as the 2010 Winter Olympic Skeleton Champion trains to compete at WRC level.

Williams is now halfway through her rally challenge, which involves completing four national rallies in order to qualify as an international co-driver in time for the final WRC round of the season, Wales Rally GB, on 14-17 November. Read More »

– Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Amy Williams MBE to participate in the Colin McRae Stages Rally

This year the Scottish rally, which is named after the late, great rallying superstar Colin McRae will be the penultimate round of the Scottish Rally Championship. Although Sir Chris Hoy will not be directly competing, he will be facing all stages in the course car alongside five-time British Rally Champion, Jimmy McRae. The Olympic cyclist is a long-time fan of the sport and hosted BBC2’s tribute to Colin McRae in the series ‘Racing Legends’ earlier this year.

As if one Olympian wasn’t enough, fans of rallying will also see Skeleton Gold medallist, Amy Williams MBE, compete in the rally alongside Sky Sports News’ F1 analyst Tony Jardine. This will be the third rally that the duo have undertaken as she strives to achieve international co-driver status in time for the final round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB (14-17 November). Read More »

The fight for the 2013 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship resumes next Saturday on the penultimate round, the Colin McRae Forest Stages, with Euan Thorburn targeting his third win of the season as he attempts to chase down defending title-holder David Bogie.

Thorburn, co-driven by Paul Beaton, powered his Ford Focus WRC to a forty-four second victory over his Dumfries rival on the GWF Energy Merrick Stages, and thwarted Bogie’s bid to seal an unprecedented fifth consecutive Scottish crown alongside co-driver Kevin Rae, with two rounds remaining.

“Our aim is simple – to keep the championship away from David as long as possible”, stated Thorburn, who won the McRae Stages in 2011. Read More »

Following the AGM of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship, the management committee are pleased to announce the provisional calendar for 2013:

Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally – Saturday 16th February – Inverness

Brick & Steel Construction Border Counties Rally – Saturday 23rd March – Jedburgh

Coltel Granite City Rally – Saturday 20th April – Aberdeen

Jim Clark Reivers Rally – Sunday 2nd June – Duns

RSAC Scottish Rally – Saturday 29th June – Dumfries Read More »

Craig Rutherford’s 2012 Scottish Rally Championship swansong didn’t end well – but the Isle of Mull driver is determined to bounce back as soon as he returns to his home island.

The Honda Civic Type R pilot from Fionnphort was in action on Saturday’s Colin McRae Forest Stages in Perthshire. 22 year-old Craig had already secured the Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge Type R title, the Scottish Junior Rally Championship and the class honours for his Honda, but wanted to help his co-driver Ross Hynd secure some extra silverware. With Ross only joining the team halfway through the season, he was a little down on Craig’s points tally, so the aim was to get a good score and help the Ayr navigator climb the rankings. Read More »