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Organisers of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) are delighted to announce the official calendar for the 2018 season, the 50th season in the championship’s illustrious history.

The SRC comprises seven exhilarating events across Scotland. Around 100 drivers, navigators and their support crews – watched by thousands of spectators – will tackle gravel forestry tracks during the course of the season in a bid to take the overall championship crown or one of the many other awards on offer at the end of the season. Read More »

Round six of the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) saw the championship head to the village of Milton of Crathes for the Grampian Forest Rally.

The event comprised of six special stages in the Aberdeenshire forests, with their flowing nature instantly appealing to competitors with a wide range of experience who once again enjoyed some incredible battles. Read More »

Whilst David Bogie and Kevin Rae took a commanding victory in Aberdeenshire, all eyes were on Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton whose second place was enough to nett them their second ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship title at the Grampian Forest Rally this weekend.

The Skoda Fabia R5 crew won the event by 58 seconds from Thorburn and Beaton’s Fiesta R5, with Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe completing the SRC podium. Read More »

After two years away from the sport, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird returned to the forest stages in style when he took a superb podium finish on today’s Grampian Forest Rally.Paul Bird

Bird, from Langwathby near Penrith in Cumbria, along with co-driver Stuart Loudon were contesting the Stonehaven and DMC-organised event for the first time and following a test in the Lake District last week, were hopeful of a good showing. Read More »

Huntly rally driver John Wink and co-driver John Forrest have sensationally purchased a Hyundai New Generation i20 R5 to compete in the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC).

The duo have campaigned a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX for the past few years but having sold the Evo to Michael Binnie, will make the Hyundai R5’s SRC debut on the Grampian Forest Rally on 12th August. The outing will mark just the fourth appearance for the Hyundai R5 on UK soil and the first in private hands. Read More »

The battle to become the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Champion is set to resume on round six of the season, the Grampian Forest Rally this weekend.

The Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) has once again been a closely fought affair, with the battle widely expected to be between the two most recent champions: Euan Thorburn and Jock Armstrong. Read More »

ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Fred Milne will pilot two different cars for the closing rounds of the series, with the former Mitsubishi driver switching to a Subaru Impreza S12B WRC for the upcoming Grampian Forest Rally.

The Banchory driver is a familiar sight on SRC rounds in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX and Milne will revert back to the popular marque for the final round at the Galloway Hills Rally. Read More »

The 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) has lived up to the thrilling reputation that Scotland’s premier rallying series has created for itself in previous years, with the battles in the forests and in the championship tables as captivating as ever.

The fight to become the 2017 SRC Junior Champion has been no different, with the season beginning in Inverness as it would continue, with a closely fought battle. Read More »

With 2016 Scottish two wheel drive Champion Grant Inglis not returning to defend his ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) title in 2017, the battle to become the new king of the class was blown wide open.

The series began in Inverness with the Snowman Rally, and it was local man Dougal Brown who would make the fastest start in his Ford Escort Mk2. Brown took the top spot ahead of Marty Gallagher and Thomas Gray who enjoyed a scintillating battle in their front wheel drive R2 cars to take second and third respectively. Read More »

The race to be crowned the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) Challengers victor has once again proved to be a closely fought affair, with four drivers in the hunt for the title with just two rounds remaining.

The SRC Challengers category made its debut in 2016, catering for any driver who has finished in the top 10 of an MSA event in the last 10 years no more than once. Scott McCombie and Mark Fisher took the spoils last year, but such is the pace in 2017, the front-runners are often found to be beating the current title holders. Read More »