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Three days of rallying round his home island proved to be a positive way for Isle of Mull rally driver Craig Rutherford to round off his 2012 season. The Honda Civic Type R driver overcame problems from both inside and outside the car to score a sound finish on last weekend’s Tunnock’s Mull Rally. Read More »

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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 »

Isle of Mull driver Craig Rutherford clinched the Scottish Junior Rally Championship thanks to a late turn of speed on Saturday’s Merrick Forest Stages rally. Craig overcame a slow start to take maximum junior points, sealing the under-23 title with one round to spare – and there could be more silverware to come before the season is out.

Saturday’s Wigtown-based Ian Broll Merrick Forest Stages marked the latest chapter in Rutherford’s rallying adventure. The 22 year-old from Fionnphort was once again competing in his Honda Civic Type R, with fellow youngster Ross Hynd from Ayr co-driving. Craig and Ross emerged from the Galloway forests with a timecard that guaranteed them the SRC junior prize and put them in prime position for several other honours. Read More »

Greg Rutherford may have leapt to gold in London on Saturday night – but sadly Saturday wasn’t quite so ‘super’ for another sporting Rutherford. Isle of Mull rally driver Craig Rutherford endured disappointment as his car ground to a halt midway through the Gleaner Oil and Gas Speyside Stages. The breakdown brought to an end a strong run of results for the 22 year-old, but not before he had again shown his potential on the stages. Read More »

Isle of Mull rally driver Craig Rutherford chalked up another fine result on Saturday’s RSAC Scottish Rally. The trek down to Dumfries for the rally proved worthwhile for the 21 year-old from Fionnphort, who extended his lead in both of the championships he is fighting for. Read More »

Junior rally driver Craig Rutherford stormed to a class win and 22nd place overall on Sunday’s Jim Clark Reivers Rally – just 48 hours after wrecking his car during pre-event practice. Craig’s service crew worked flat-out to get the youngster’s car back in shape after an accident during Friday testing, and the Isle of Mull driver rewarded their efforts with a fast run over the Borders back lanes. Read More »

Isle of Mull youngster Craig Rutherford continued his impressive start to 2012 with a fine drive on Saturday’s Coltel Granite City Rally. The 21 year-old took his second consecutive win in the top class of the Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge, building his speed in the Honda Civic Type-R in the process.

Rutherford and co-driver Martin MacCabe finished the Aberdeen-based rally 28th out of more than 100 starters. By the time the clocks stopped after 45 miles of rallying over five forest special stages, the junior driver was third-fastest front-wheel drive contender and quickest Ecosse Challenge pilot. Read More »

Two aspiring young rally drivers have been named as joint winners of a prestigious new scholarship run by RSAC Motorsport, in conjunction with the Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge.

Craig Rutherford from the Isle of Mull and Callum Atkinson from Lauder were both deemed worthy of the award by a panel of judges at the weekend.

The 21-year-olds were up against strong competition from two other finalists, Scott Balgowan from Duns and Scott Peacock from Castle Douglas. Read More »