… Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally, Fri/Sat 17/18 March …
This year’s Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally marks a departure from the norm, as in addition to being the second round of this year’s ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship it will also form the opening round of the 2017 Prestone British Rally Championship – 2 major events for the price of one!
The full entry list is printed below the Spectator Information, but it is in two parts. On Friday evening the BRC registered crews will contest two stages before being joined by the National and club crews on Saturday morning to contest a total of 7 stages on the Saturday.
The trouble is, those Scottish crews who are taking part in the BRC ’round’ of the event will not be allowed to score points in Saturday’s SRC ’round’. That’s because they will be allowed to recce the stages on Friday whereas the National competitors are not allowed to recce. In other words those competitors registered in both championships will have to decide which one to choose.
David Bogie has already made that decision and will play his ‘joker’, this is a unique additional points scoring opportunity created by the BRC organisers whereby drivers are allowed to nominate one round of the series for double points. Tom Cave will also play his joker. A brave move since he will be debuting a brand new car, the Hyundai i20 R5.
So if you’re out and about watching this weekend, please be careful and be mindful of the narrow roads in the area. The Polis will be active too!
START / FINISH – Abbey Place, Jedburgh
Scrutineering commences in Abbey Place on Friday 17th March from 11.00am. At 6.00pm the BRC competitors will line up in Abbey Place for a media and autograph session prior to the first car setting off at 7.00pm.
The competitors will be flagged off by twice British Touring Car Champion, John Cleland. On Saturday morning the first competitor will start at 8:30am. The competitors will return to the rally finish around 4.00pm.
SPECIAL STAGE 1 & 2 – Craik1 & 2
Stage 1 first car 7.50pm / Stage 2 first car 8.50pm
Spectator Area A is accessed via the B709 Ettrick to Eskdalemuir road. Enter the forest at the Gair. This car park will not be staffed until you reach the stage. Travel the forest road to an excellent hairpin junction with good viewing of the stage leading to the hairpin. There will not be any facilities at this location.
PLEASE ENSURE THE ACCESS ROADS ARE KEPT CLEAR as they may be needed by Rescue Units in case of emergency. The Police will issue Parking Tickets to anyone they consider is inappropriately parked on the public road. Please drive carefully.
SPECIAL STAGE 3 – Wauchope
First car 9.15am
Enter the forest from B6357 Bonchester Bridge to Newcastleton at the ‘Note of the Gate’. Follow the spectator arrows and park as instructed. There is a turning point for vehicles. Please do NOT block this area. This will give easy walking access to Posts 6 and 10.
PLEASE ENSURE THE ACCESS ROADS ARE KEPT CLEAR as they may be needed by Rescue Units in case of emergency. The Police will issue Parking Tickets to anyone they consider is inappropriately
parked on the public road. Please drive carefully.
SPECIAL STAGE 4 – Hyndlee
PLEASE NOTE – there is no Spectator Access to this stage as there are no suitable spectator points or parking locations. The Organising Team request that you please avoid this stage to help prevent any problems.
SPECIAL STAGE 5 & 8 – Elibank 1 & 2
Stage 5 first car 11.49am / Stage 8 first car 2.57pm
To access Spectators Area C turn off the A72 in Walkerburn heading south across the River Tweed at the rugby club. Stay left on to the minor road and follow the spectator arrows for a short distance to West Bold. Enter the forest here, drive slowly through the forestry village onto the Glenbenna Burn road and park as instructed. Walkerburn Parent Toddler Group will be staffing this car park.
Absolutely no parking at the forestry village! Residents have welcomed the rally, so please help us further that goodwill. There is almost 1 mile of parking before the stage, this gives easy walking access to two junctions in close proximity where there are excellent views. We are expecting larger numbers this year and have arranged overflow parking should it be required. There will be toilet facilities and the Juicy Meat Co will be on hand to supply hot food, tea and coffee. M-Sport will have merchandise for sale and the BRC sponsor Prestone will have some giveaways for spectators.
PLEASE ENSURE THE ACCESS ROADS ARE KEPT CLEAR as they may be needed by Rescue Units in case of emergency. Please drive carefully.
SPECIAL STAGE 6 & 9 – Yair 1 & 2
PLEASE NOTE there is no Spectator Access to this stage as it PR sensitive. At the request of Forest Commission the Organising Team request that you please avoid this stage to help prevent any problems.
SPECIAL STAGE 7 – Cardrona
PLEASE NOTE there is no Spectator Access to this stage as there are no suitable spectator points or parking locations. The Organising Team request that you please avoid this stage to help prevent any problems
The minor road south of the River Tweed is very narrow and verges are very soft. Any parking in passing places will be dealt with appropriately. Please use the area suggested and help
us maintain the goodwill we have encountered when visiting residents. This will ensure we can all return in future.
Despite the Organising Team taking all reasonable precautions, Motorsport can be dangerous and unavoidable incidents can happen. You are present at your own risk and should take responsibility for your own safety.
Full details and maps here:
Full Entry List:
1, David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Skoda Fabia R5) 1600cc
2, Tom Cave/James Morgan (Hyundai i20 R5) 1600
3, Fredrik Ahlin/Torstein Eriksen (Skoda Fabia R5) 1600
4, Keith Cronin/Mikie Galvin (Ford Fiesta) 1600
6, Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
7, Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) 1600
8, Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroën DS3 R5) 1600
10, Martin McCormack/David Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) 1620
11, Jamie Anderson/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
15, Matt Edwards/Darren Garrod (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
17, Rhys Yates/Carl Williamson (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
20, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
21, Freddie Milne/Chris Williams (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 1997
22, Alex Laffey/Dai Roberts (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
23, Barry Groundwater/Neil Shanks (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) 1998
31, John Morrison/Peter Carstairs (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 1998
44, Marty Gallagher/Dean O’Sullivan (Peugeot 208 R2) 1598
46, Meirion Evans/Jonathan Jackson (Peugeot 208 R2) 1600
47, Dean Raftery/Tom Woodburn (Peugeot 208) 1598
49, Cameron Davies/Caron Tomlinson (Peugeot 208 R2) 1600
55, Gee Atherton/Keaton Williams (Ford Fiesta R2T) 998
56, William Creighton/Liam Regan (Peugeot 208 R2) 1600
58, Callum Devine/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta) 998
59, Fergus Barlow/TBC (Ford Fiesta 2)
69, David White/Mathew White (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600
70, Arron Windus/Aaron Johnston (Vauxhall Adam R2) 1598
73, Josh McErlean/Damien Duffin (Citroen C2R2 Max) 1600
75, Spencer Wilkinson/Glyn Thomas (Subaru Impreza) 1994
80, Oscar Solberg/Patrik Barth (Ford Fiesta R2T) 998
81, Josh Cornwell/Richard Bliss (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600
97, Alex Waterman/Harry Thomas (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600
98, Tom Williams/Bryan Hull (Ford Fiesta) 1596
111, Nabila Tejpar/Charley Sayer-Pane (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600
112, James McDiarmid/Max Haines Messenger (Ford Fiesta) 998
The Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally 2017
9, Jock Armstrong/Paula Swinscoe (Subaru Impreza) 1998
12, Mike Faulkner/Peter Foy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) 2000
14, Shaun Sinclair/Jamie Edwards (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) 2000
16, Rory Young/Allan Cathers (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600
18, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) 1998
19, Steven Clark/Paul Brown (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) 1993
24, Greg McKnight/Laura Marshall (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 1997
25, Scott McCombie/Mark Fisher (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 1998
26, Peter Stephenson/Patrick Walsh (Ford Focus WRC) 1998
27, Iain Wilson/Will Rogers (Subaru Impreza) 2000
28, Steve Bannister/Callum Atkinson (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998
29, Simon Hay/Calum Jaffray (Mitsubishi Evo 6) 2000
30, Fraser Wilson/Craig Wallace (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 1998
32, Ross MacDonald/Matthew Johnstone (Mitsubishi Evo 8) 2000
33, Dougal Brown/Lewis Rochford (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998
34, John Wink/John Forrest (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1999
35, Ian Baumgart/Mike Dickson (Subaru Impreza) 1998
36, Michael Binnie/Claire Mole (Mitsubishi Evo 5) 1997
37, Duncan Campbell/Gavin Chisholm (Subaru Impreza) 2000
38, Keith Morris/Martin Forrest (Mitsubishi Evo 6) 1998
39, Gordon Murray/David O Brien (Ford Escort Mk2) 2300
40, Duncan MacDonald/Neil Ross (Ford Escort) 2000
41, Ian Forgan/Kathryn Forgan (Subaru Impreza) 1999
42, Matthew Thomson/Ian Graham (Subaru Impreza GC8)
43, John McClory/David Hood (Mitsubishi Evo IX)
45, Thomas Gray/Daniel Forsyth (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600
48, Angus Lawrie/Paul Gribben (Vauxhall Corsa)
50, Brian Watson/Caroline Will (Mitsubishi Evo) 1998
51, Alistair Ginley/Craig Thorley (Ford Escort Mk2) 1994
52, James Gibb/Jane Nicol (Mitsubishi Evo) 1998
53, Martin Craik/Steven Brown (Subaru Impreza) 2000
54, Carl Tuer/Rob Tuer (MG ZR S1600)
57, Garry Wilson/Hollie Wilson (Mitsubishi EVO 6) 1998
61, Ben Cree/Andy Brown (Peugeot 205) 1598
62, Dave Forrest/Charlie Carter (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998
63, Jim Robertson/Mike Curry (Citroen C2R2) 1600
64, Graham Waite/Gill Cotton (Toyota Corolla) 1587
65, Fraser MacNicol/Keith Boa (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000
66, Keith Riddick/Mairi Riddick (MG ZR) 1600
67, Colin Baxter/Donald John Campbell (Subaru Impreza G8) 1994
68, Ken Wood/Gordon Wood (Triumph Dolomite Sprint) 2497
71, Paul McErlean/Niall McKenna (Ford Escort) 2000
72, Mike Stuart/Sinclair Young (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998
74, Darren Martin/Martin Steele (Subaru Impreza N10) 1998
76, Neil Coalter/Hannah Cessford (Suzuki Ignis) 1399
77, Scott McQueen/Andrew MacKinnon (Peugeot 205) 1899
78, Andy Chalmers/Martin MacCabe (Peugeot 205 GTi) 1598
79, Robbie Beattie/Dave Findlay (Peugeot 205 GTi) 1580
82, Michael Robertson/Gary McDonald (Subaru Impreza) 1998
83, Luke McLaren/Phil Kenny (Ford Fiesta ST) 1998
84, David McLoughin/Graham Robertson (Peugeot 205 GTI) 1600
85, Alex Pirie/Frazer Skene (Citroen C2) 1600
86, Alexander Ian Milne/Chris Robertson (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998
87, Andrew Robinson/Wilson (Ford Escort) 1998
89, Steven Ross/Rowena Hay (Vauxhall Corsa) 1600
90, David Coatsworth/Chris Pattison (MG ZR) 1400
91, Niall Cowan Jnr/Thomas Bruce (MG ZR) 1398
92, Graeme Sherry/Richard Wardle (Citroen C2) 1600
93, Martin Crombie/Osian Owen (Peugeot 106 gti) 1600
94, Michael Renton/Kenny Foggo (Peugeot 306) 1998
95, Terry Cree/Richard Shores (BMW TII) 1999
96, Paul Rawson/Paul Wild (Ford Escort) 1600
99, Max Redpath/Callum Redpath (Peugeot 205) 1598
100, Peter Humphrey/Douglas Humphrey (Opel Kadett Coupe) 1897
101, Mark Shaw/William Munro (Subaru Impreza) 2000
102, Ross Hughes/Neil Ewing (Citroen C2 VTS) 1587
103, Gina Walker/Richard Simmonds (Citroen C2) 1600
104, Andy Struthers/Grant MacNiven (Citroen C2 VTS) 1598
105, Billy Falconer/Eric Falconer (Peugeot 205) 1580
106, Grant MacRae/Martin Bruce (Ford Fiesta ST) 2000
107, Charlie Blaney/Adrian Wilford (Ford Escort Mk2) 1993
108, Kevin Gray/Daniel Christie (Vauxhall Astra Gsi) 1998
109, John Rowan/Bridget Rowan (Talbot Sunbeam) 1300
110, Tommy Alexander Heard/Greg McCutcheon (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000
114, Ali Galbraith/Del Galbraith (Ford Escort Mk2)
115, John Brownie/Gordon Ritchie (Opel Kadett C) 1998
116, Ian Heard/Denny Calder (Ford Escort Mk2) 1993
117, Scott Boyd/Fraser Jones (Peugeot 205 GTI) 1596
118, Darren Tennant/Kieran Robert Waite Collin (Mitsubishi Colt) 1598
119, Elvin Thomas Smith/TBA (Citroen C2 VTS) 1600