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Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe won their second consecutive Brick & Steel Border Counties rally this weekend and with it, round two of the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC).

The Subaru Impreza crew won the event by just under 20 seconds, taking the lead early on and holding onto their advantage throughout the day. Read More »

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walesgb15 (5)An extreme few days on a wet and windy Wales Rally GB saw Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Polo WRC) master the mud to take the lead on stage 1, which they held to the finish. A total of 9 fastest stage times over the first two days helped Ogier to build up a lead over Kris Meeke & Paul Nagle (DS3 WRC) and then on the 3rd day Ogier managed the gap to take back-to-back victories on the event. Meeke had been close on the 1st day but slipped back on day 2, still managing to hold Andreas Mikkelsen & Ola Fløene (Polo WRC) at bay. With 2nd in the manufacturers battle Citroën’s main aim, Meeke delivered and surely deserves another year with the French marque. Mikkelsen kept a firm grip on the final podium spot to come home 3rd. Read More »

walesgb14 (5)An excellent couple of days out on Wales Rally GB saw us take in Gartheiniog and Dyfnant. With the championship all sewn up it would be a pure battle with no sub plots. Ultimately Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Polo WRC) won by just over 37 seconds from Mikko Hirvonen & Jarmo Lehtinen (Fiesta WRC) with Mads Østberg & Jonas Andersson (DS3 WRC) a further 26 seconds back. Going in to day 2 Ogier was under pressure from Jari-Matti Latvala but when the Finn put his Polo WRC off Ogier held a comfrotable lead he could then manage to his 8th win of the season. Read More »

David Bogie, 1st.previewCurrent Scottish Champion David Bogie hopes to hold his title for the fifth consecutive year by gaining good results at the Scottish Rally.

The 25-year-old from Dumfries who has also held the British Championship title, previously won the Scottish Rally in 2010 and 2012 and hopes to put his Ford Focus at the top of the leader board by Saturday night.

Bogie holds a seven-point advantage going into his home event and the mid-way stage in the eight-round ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Bogie said: “I’m feeling good for tomorrow. The Scottish is my local rally so it’s good just to be able to stay in my own bed the night before and have my friends and family around. Read More »

With an historic fourth consecutive title safely secured, David Bogie has set himself a new challenge by contesting next weekend’s Colin McRae Stages in a Mk2 Ford Escort, while the battle for second in the MSA Scottish Rally Championship reaches its conclusion.

Euan Thorburn and Mike Faulkner will slug it out on the Aberfeldy-based rally – just as they did last year in appalling weather, when Thorburn won both the event, and the SRC runners-up spot, in his Mitsubishi EVO 9.

The pair finished tied in the points, but with the best six rounds from eight deciding the final points tally, the Borderer clinched it under “tie-break” rules. Read More »

Mike Faulkner and navigator Peter Foy powered their way to a superbly judged victory on Saturday’s ProTune Remapping Merrick Stages Rally – their first win in the MSA Scottish Championship for more than two years.

The pair completed the six Galloway Forest stages in a total time of 42 minutes 13 seconds in their Mitsubishi Evo 6, forty-five seconds ahead of Robbie Head in an Evo 9. Wayne Sisson, also in an Evo 9, was third, a further 1 min 2 secs adrift. Read More »

Last year’s winner Mike Faulkner is aiming to make it “two in a row” on next Saturday’s <17th> Station Garage Mitsubishi Granite City Rally – the third round of the Hankook MSA Scottish Championshp.

Faulkner has vowed to “come out fighting” alongside co-driver Peter Foy after mechanical problems put paid to their challenge on last month’s Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally. Read More »

src finale09 David Bogie Kevin RaeAfter seven rounds, five different winners, and more than 300 stage miles, the 2009 Hankook MSA Scottish Rally Championship is set for a thrilling finish on the Colin McRae Forest Stages in Perthshire next Saturday (Oct 3rd).

Dumfries ace David Bogie is close to securing the overall title on the event which saw his maiden SRC win in 2007 – but he knows that any errors could put paid to his ambitions. Read More »

The wide grins at the finish said it all – Mike Faulkner and co-driver Peter Foy had just won their first Scottish Rally Championship round after a day of drama in the forests south of Aberdeen. mike-faulkner-peter-foy-granite09 Read More »