Good news on the home rallying front this morning. The Scottish Rally Championship has a new title sponsor going into a new season. Aberdeen based ARR Craib Transport Ltd has confirmed its commitment to the national series following an initial positive experience sponsoring a stage on the Granite City Rally in recent years.
You may not realise it, but we are all familiar with ARR Craib already – think ‘big and blue’. The transport and logistics company has a fleet of over 200 heavy trucks and 500 trailers working out of its bases in Aberdeen, Cumbernauld and Eaglescliffe in Englandshire. In fact it has one of the biggest haulage fleets in the country, so that’s why you’ll recognise the name.
Next year the company celebrates the 30th anniversary of the formation of ARR Craib Transport although it can trace its roots back to the 1970s. Even more exciting for the Championship is that ARR Craib has expressed a commitment to raising the profile of motorsport nationally.
Eddie Anderson, managing director of ARR Craib, says the firm is proud to be involved in what will be an incredibly exciting year for the sport in Scotland, commenting: “The Scottish Rally Championship is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling motorsport series in the UK. The standard of competition is second to none and it has proved to be a breeding ground for exceptionally talented drivers.”
“It should also be remembered that The Scottish Rally Championship is not only a fantastic sporting success but also plays a very important role in the economy of the local areas where each of the eight rallies are held.”
“As a transport company we feel that we have a something of an affinity with motorsport and as a consequence we wanted to strengthen our association with the championship, which started a few years ago through sponsorship of a stage on the Granite City Rally.”
“We hope that our involvement as title sponsor will give the organisers the support and assistance they need to underpin the work they do in providing a first-class contest for both drivers and motorsport fans.”
Dave Robson, chairman of the Scottish Rally Championship, said: “We are delighted to welcome ARR Craib as title sponsor for the coming season. Transport and logistics go hand in hand with rallying and continually prove to be successful partners.”
“Over 500 competitors, officials and supporters attended our recent Awards Ceremony in Aberdeen, demonstrating the strength of the championship and its popularity. Eddie Anderson clearly shares that enthusiasm and we look forward to working with him and his team to take the series forward through an exciting year.”