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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 »

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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 »

On a day of attrition for several of the front runners, Aberdeenshire driver Quintin Milne powered to a convincing win on Saturday’s Colin McRae Stages – his first in the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

The Banchory-based competitor, co-driven by Martin Forrest from Aberdeen, survived brake pipe problems to complete the six Perthshire forest stages in a total time of 45 mins 47 secs in his Mitsubishi EVO 9.

Milne finished forty seconds ahead of Stonehaven’s Barry Groundwater, also in an EVO 9, who brought his 2012 SRC campaign to a close with his best result of the season alongside co-driver Neil Shanks. Read More »

Ahead of the final round of the BHRC it was all still to play for with any of three drivers up for the championship. Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI) had the lead in the championship but they also had the greatest threat from fellow category 2 contenders on this event. Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) looked good in category 3 and would be there to pick up the pieces if Reynolds failed to deliver. Then there was Dessie Nutt & Geraldine McBride (911) who needed Reynolds to finish 3rd or worse and Elliott to finish 2nd or worse in their respective categories, whilst they won category 1. Elliott stormed into an early lead and with Nutt behind Rikki Proffitt & Phill Harrison (911), it was now a two way fight for the title. Read More »

Rally2Raise team driver Rachel Medich is all set to complete her first season in the driving seat of her DMACK and Clark Motorsport-supported Nissan Micra 1300 at next weekend’s Colin McRae Forest Stages rally.

Rachel, from Aberdeen, and co-driver Katherine Begg are looking to build on their excellent finish in the Merrick Stages rally in early September with another good performance on the Aberfeldy-based event which is the final round of the Scottish Rally Championship. 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 »

Bentham’s David Wright returns to rally action next weekend when he contents the Merrick Stages in South West Scotland.

The event is a round of the Scottish Rally Championship and it will be the first time Wright has competed in Scotland since he did the Merrick in 2010. Read More »

Defending Scottish rally champion David Bogie and his main challenger Euan Thorburn resume their title fight over more than forty fast and challenging miles in the Galloway forest on Saturday.

The pair will line up in Wigtown for the Ian Broll Merrick Stages, along with last year’s winner Mike Faulkner, and 2009 victor Jock Armstrong.

With four victories this season, Bogie has a six-point cushion over Thorburn going into the penultimate round of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship. Read More »

Borderer Euan Thorburn kept his MSA Scottish Rally Championship hopes alive with a well-earned second win of the season on Saturday’s Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages.

The Duns’ driver powered his Ford Focus WRC through the ten stages in a total time of 43 mins 01 secs – twenty-six seconds ahead of the Mitsubishi EVO 9 of defending champion David Bogie, who had been targeting a fifth successive victory on the Elgin-based event. Read More »

Defending Scottish champion David Bogie believes next weekend’s Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages Rally could see the closest finish of the season so far – with just a second or two separating the leading pair.

Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae are looking for an unprecedented fifth straight victory on the Elgin-based event – the sixth round of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

The triple champions, who come off the back of a fourth 2012 victory on the RSAC Scottish Rally in June, head a strong field of around 100 crews. Read More »