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Rhys Yates made the best possible start to his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship preparations last weekend, taking third overall at the Speyside Stages (21st April) in Elgin, Scotland round two of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship. Read More »

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The eagerly anticipated regulations for this year’s RSAC Scottish Rally are now available and organisers are delighted to confirm a brand new format for the 19th of May event which sees two separate rallies packed into one day in the Dumfries and Galloway forests.

In a change to the regular schedule, competitors in two-wheel-drive (2WD) vehicles will be heading into the classic forest tests in Eskdalemuir and Beattock on Saturday morning, with the four-wheel-drive (4WD) crews set to compete across the same stages later in the day. Both events will offer 43 stage miles. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will make the long trip to Elgin in Scotland this weekend to tackle the McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages (21st April), round two of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Fresh from a stunning debut in the FIA European Rally Championship in Azores, taking third ERC Junior Under 28 in March, Yates will contest the one-day gravel event to gain valuable seat time in his Skoda Fabia R5 ahead of the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship next week in Carlisle. Yates will be co-driven by the returning Alex Lee on the event. Read More »

border14 (5)After missing the 2013 edition of the Border Counties it was a pleasure to be back in Kielder again, albeit not as a snowy as last year. It was all about the 3 Ford Focus WRC crews as they filled the podium at the end of the event. David Bogie & Kevin Rae were dominant and went fastest over the opening 4 stages to open up a comfortable margin to ensure victory. Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton had started out better than Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson in their newer Focus WRC but by stage 4 they had sneaked ahead by a single second. Petch then went fastest through the final test to secure 2nd place behind Bogie with Thorburn rounding out the top 3, 4 seconds back.

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jcmreivers13 (5)With a tight schedule to get to France we didn’t get much chance to enjoy the Jim Clark Reivers Rally but what we saw on the Bothwell stages was more than enough. Through those two stages Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) were fastest on one stage with David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Focus WRC) fastest on the other. Thorburn led and with fastest time on the next two stages to Bogie’s 1, he held a small lead. More fastest stage times saw this extended out to a 20 second lead ahead of the final stage before disaster struck. Thorburn had issues and dropped half a minute as Bogie set his 3rd fastest stage of the event to take victory by 10 seconds. Barry Groundwater & Neil Shanks (Evo VIII) were third almost 2 minutes back with Steve Bannister & Louise Sutherland (Escort MkII) the top 2WD crew. Read More »