22 Jul: Scottish Rally – Preview

… RSAC Scottish Rally, 24 July 2021 …

Almost 140 cars and crews from all around the UK are entered for Saturday’s RSAC Scottish Rally and there is an awfy abundance of classes – see end of Entry List for details. In fact, it looks as though everyone who finishes will walk away with a pot of some sort!

That’s because Saturday’s event is a counter in both the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship and the MRF Tyres BTRDA® Rally Series and MRF Mixed Surface Rally Challenge.

Sadly, this is a NON SPECTATOR event! So would-be spectators are advised to stay at home and keep up to date with progress via associated websites and appropriate social media outlets. The weekly ‘Motorsport News’ will carry a full report next Wednesday and of course the online magazine at ‘jaggybunnet.co.uk’ will carry a comprehensive report on the SRC element shortly afterwards.

However, if any ramblers happen to be out in the woods they are respectfully requested to observe the signage and take advice from the Marshals to ensure that Forest & Land Scotland who manage the estates are comfortable with your behaviour. The future of the sport is reliant on compliance with those requests.

After his maximum points scoring performance on the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally Freddie Milne will have a big tartan target on his back giving the likes of Jock Armstrong, Garry Pearson and Rory Young something to aim for while Elliot Payne scored top BTRDA points on the Nicky Grist Stages which means that Callum Black, Iain Bainbridge and George Lepley will have their sights set on him.

Then of course there is the ‘small’ matter of Messrs Bogie and Hunter. Both struck trouble in Argyll so both need to score top points this weekend.

Last time out Bogie scored his 6th win on the Scottish equalling Roger Clark’s record so temptation beckons. That would be quite a record to set on this 75th running of the event.

It’s just a damn shame that we won’t be able to be there to see it.

Entry List 
1, David Bogie/John Rowan (Dumfries/Portglenone) SRC (Mini JCW WRC) 0, P1
2, Jock Armstrong /Cameron Fair (Castle Douglas/Tobermory) SRC (Ford Fiesta Rally2) 1598, P1
3, Hugh Hunter/Dale Bowen (Ruthin/Abergavenny) SRC (Ford Focus 05 WRC) 1998, P1
4, Callum Black/Jack Morton (Brackley/Maryport) BTRDA,MRF,MSR (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, B14
6, Elliot Payne/Rhys Stoneman (Harrogate/Swansea) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta) 1598, B14
7, Freddie Milne/Jamie Edwards (Aberdeen/Wrexham) SRC (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, P1
8, Garry Pearson/Niall Burns (Duns/Kilmacrennan) SRC,BTRDA (Skoda Fabia R5) 1598, B14
9, Rory Young/Allan Cathers (Dumfries/Brampton) SRC (Ford Fiesta R5 Mk2) 1600, P1
10, Ian Bainbridge/Will Atkins (Richmond/Whitchurch) BTRDA (Skoda Fabia) 2000, B14
11, George Lepley/Tom Woodburn (Newark/Morecambe) BTRDA (Mitsubishi EvoX) 1998, B13
12, Tom Llewellin/Ross Whittock (Haverfordwest/Hedge End) BTRDA (Mitsubishi Mirage R5) 1600, B13
14, Michael Binnie/Claire Mole (Cornhill-on-Tweed/Duns) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo9) 2000, M9
15, Bruce McCombie/Michael Coutts (Banchory/Torphins) SRC (Ford Focus WRC) 1998, P1
16, John Wink/Neil Shanks (Huntly/Elgin) SRC, BTRDA (Hyundai i20 R5) 1598, P1
17, James Wilson/Arthur Kierans (Armagh /Monaghan) (Hyundai  i20) 1600, P1
18, Charles Payne/Patrick Walsh (Harrogate/Aberystwyth) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1600, B14
20, Scott Beattie/Paula Swinscoe (Alford/Withnell) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo7) 1998, M9
21, Ian Forgan/Chris Lees (Lundin Links/Glasgow) SRC (Ford Fiesta R5) 1596, P1
22, Scott McCombie/Murray Strachan (Banchory/Inverurie) SRC (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo6) 2000, M9
24, Matthew Hirst/Declan Dear (Doncaster/Woking) BTRDA (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1998, B13
25, Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ballygawley/Monaghan) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R5) 1597, B14
26, Marty McKenna/David Young (Omagh/Omagh) SRC (Volkswagen Polo R5) 1600, P1
27, Richard Hill/Paul McGuire (Chesterfield/Tranent) BTRDA (Mitsubishi Lancer) 1998, M9
28, Niall Devine/Liam McIntyre (Tyrone/Tyrone) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo9), 0, M8
29, Gareth Sayers/Gareth Gilchrist (??) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R5), 1600, B14
30, Keith Morris/Terry Mallin (Aberdeen/Motherwell) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1999, M9
31, Ian Baumgart/Dave Robson (Hawick/Jedburgh) SRC, BTRDA, (Subaru Impreza) 1998, M8
32, Pat Naylor/Ian Lawrence (Uttoxeter/Tamworth) BTRDA,MRF MSR (Mitsubishi Evo9), 1993, NR4
33, Martin Cairns/Kenny Bustard (Strabane/Donegal Town) (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1598, B14
35, John Rintoul/Ross Hynd (Lower Largo/Prestwick) SRC (Skoda Fabia 2500) M9
36, Chris Collie/Gary McDonald (Aberdeen/Aberdeen) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 1998, M8
37, John McIlwraith/Heather Grisedale (Canonbie/Workington) (Subaru Impreza) 1997, M8
38, Dan O'Brien/ Martin Brady (St Albans/Galway) SRC,BTRDA  (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1598, B14
39, Hugh Brunton/Drew Sturrock (Arbroath/Brechin) SRC,BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R5) 1598, P1
40, Robert Adamson/Jane Nicol (Kilmarnock/Edinburgh) SRC (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, P1
41, Kevin Crawford/Andrew Stevenson (Alford/Huntly) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1997, M9
42, Steven Ormond-Smith/Matty Daniels (Isle of Man/Blackpool) BTRDA,MRF MSR (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1998, B13
43, Robert Harkness/Michael Curry (Stewarton/?) (Mitsubishi Evo) 1997, M9
44, Maxx Bradshaw/Liam Whiteley (Onchan/Glen Maye) BTRDA,MRF MSR (Mitsubishi Evo3) 1990, B13
45, Matt Calderwood/Phil Sandham (Helensburgh/Carnforth) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo7) 1997, M8
46, Duncan Campbell/Michael Cruickshank (Mauchline/Crieff) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 2000, M8
47, Darren Martin/Daniel Hurst (Longtown/Maryport) (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1998, B13
48, Jan Budge/Bruce (Newbury/Thirsk) (Subaru Impreza) 1998, M8
49, Tom Coughtrie/Ian Fraser (Ayr/Aros, Isle of Mull) SRC,BTRDA,MRF MSR (Mitsubishi Galant VR4) 2025, BH4
50, William Paterson/Tom Hynd (Strathaven/Inverbervie) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1977, M9
51, John O'Kane/Meghan O’Kane (Kyle/Kyle) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 0, C5
52, Daniel Shalev/Shannon Turnbull (Braidwood) BTRDA (Subaru Impreza) 2000 B13
53, Mike Moates/Michael Moates (Ellon/Aberdeen) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 1998, C5
54, Michael Renton/John Shepheard (Tain/Elgin) SRC (Subaru Impreza GC8) 1990, C5
55, Paul Collins/Robert Wood (Rosneath/Rosneath) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 2000, M9
56, Graeme Sherry/Ewan Lees (Gartcosh) SRC (??) 0, M8
57, Mike Grant/Graham Kelman (Elgin/Elgin) (Subaru Impreza) 2000, M8
58, Kevin Downes/Richard Wardle (Great Barugh/Pickering) SRC (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo8) 2000, M9
59, Aileen Forrest/John Forrest (Inverurie/Inverurie) SRC (Mitsubishi Evo90)1998, M9
60, Orrin McDonnell/Niall MacPhee (Staffin) SRC (Subaru Impreza WRX) 1994, M8
61, Barry Connolly/Philip Cook (Land Rover Defender 90) 2500, LR
62, Daniel Hedges/Michael Hurly (Land Rover Defender 90) 2500, LR
63, Matt Duncan/John-Paul Boom (Stafford/Carlisle) (Land Rover Defender 90) 2500, LR
64, Keith Harvey/Ben Shackleton (Land Rover Defender 90) 2500, LR
65, Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O'Neill (Donaghmore/Moy) (Ford Escort RS1800) 1998, SH2
66, Paul Barrett/Gordon Noble (Omagh/Omagh) (Ford Escort) 1995, SH2
67, Frank Kelly/Lauran Kelly (Dungannon/Dungannon) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 2500, B12
68, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Dumfries/Aberlour) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000, M6
69, Iain Wilson/Chris Williams (Dalbeattie/Millom) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 2100, M7
70, Shane McGirr/Denver Rafferty (Fivemiletown/Fivemiletown) BTRDA (Ford Escort G3) 1998, M6
71, Ben Friend/Cliff Simmons (Ipswich/Coleford) (Ford Escort Mk2) 1975, SH2
72, Ashley Davies/Sam Fordham (London/Saffron Walden) BTRDA,MRF MSR (Ford Escort RS) 2400, B12
73, Rob Wright/Mark Fisher (Whitehaven/Workington) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 2500, B12
74, Steven Wood/Mary Wood (Inverness/Inverness) SRC (Ford Fiesta RWD) 1998, M6
75, Bobby Mitchell/Craig Wallace (Dunbar/Angus) SRC (Ford Fiesta ST) 1998, M5
76, Paddy Munro/TBA, SRC, 0, M4
77, Ioan Lloyd/Sion Williams (Llandysul/Blaenau Ffestiniog) BTRDA (Peugeot 208 R2) 1598, R2
78, Paul Street/Ian Jones (Mansfield/Abergele) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1993, BH3
79, David Brown/Steve Bielby (Pickering/Kirbymisperton) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, SH2
80, Keith Riddick/Mairi Riddick (Haugh of Urr/Dumfries) SRC (MG ZR) 1600, M3
82, Andrew Davison/Tom Murphy (Nottingham) BTRDA (Talbot Sunbeam VRX) 1998, B11
83, Tony Simpson/Ian Bevan (Liverpool/Holywell) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta) 1600, R2
84, David Kelly/Dean O’Sullivan (Raphoe) (Ford Fiesta Rally4) 999, B11
85, Peter Stewart/Harry Marchbank (Dumfries) SRC (Peugeot 208) 0, M3
86, Stanley Orr/Graham Henderson (Killinchy/Londonderry) SRC (Ford Escort RS1600) 1975, SH1
87, Jim Robertson/Paul Gribben (Penpont/Annan) SRC (Ford Escort) 1998, M6
88, Nick Dobson/Steve Pugh (Ilkley/Aberystwyth) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, B11
89, Jamie McIntyre/TBA, SRC, 0, M7
90, John Lowe/Jack Bowen (York/Hereford) (Ford Escort) 1997, SH2
91, Johnnie Mackay/Emily Easton-Page (Newburgh/Finzean) SRC (Ford Fiesta ST) 1999, M5
92, Ewan Tindall/Andrew Roughead (Ryton/Newcastle) SRC, BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R2T) 998, M3
93, Mark Shaw/James Coxon (Penrith/Penrith) BTRDA (Talbot Sunbeam Ti) 1998, B10
95, Paul Thompson/Callum Atkinson (Driffield/Lauder) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000, M6
96, Niall Cowan Jr?Callum Shanks (Auldgirth/Castle Douglas) SRC (MG ZR) 1598, M2
97, Richard Jordan/James Gratton Smith (Leicester/Chesterfield) BTRDA (MG ZR) 1400, C1
98, Baz Jordan/Arwel Jenkins (Newark/Newtown) BTRDA (Hillman Avenger) 1998, BH3
99, Steve Black/Paul Morris (Brackley) (Suzuki Swift S1400) 1387, C1
100, Alexander Vassallo/Ian Parker (County Durham/Lochgilphead) SRC (Subaru Impreza) 2000, M9
101, Neil Andrew/James Chatfield (BTRDA) Ford Escort Mk2) 0, B11
102, Allan Smith/Paul Beaton (Kirriemuir/Inverness) SRC (Honda Civic Type R) 1999, C3
103, Steve Ward/Mike Crawford (Chester/Chester) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, SH2
104, Dave Forrest/Jamie Forrest (Bradford/Skipton) SRC, BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, SH1
105, Rhuaridh Campbell/Shaina Archibald (Glenmoriston/Invermoriston) SRC (Chryster Sunbeam) 2000, M6
106, David Dobson/Graham Hepworth (Guiseley/Otley) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, SH1
107, Terry Pankhurst/Jamie Sparks (Bartlington/Australia) BTRDA (Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1) 1998, SH1
108, Richard Stewart/Carin Tait-Logan (Dumfries/Kelso) SRC, MRF MSR (Peugeot 208R4) 1199, M3
109, Martin Crombie/Ricky Finlayson (Contin/Inverness) SRC (Talbot Sunbeam) 2000, C3
110, Donald Peacock/Scott Peacock (Bridge of Dee/Castle Douglas) (Peugeot 205 GTi) 1600, C2
111, Brendan Wellman/Steve Wellman (Chard/Taunton) BTRDA,MRF,MSR (Ford Fiesta ST150) 1998, N3
112, Jonathan Jones/Jez Rogers (Bridgnorth/Bridgnorth) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R2) 1600, R2
113, Martin Freestone/Rory McCann (Douglas/Douglas) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk1) 1998, SH1
114, Ernie Lee/Patricia Lee (Ellon/Ellon) SRC, BTRDA (BMW 325i) 2495, SH2
115, Harry Hunt/Steven McPhee (London/Pant Y Dwr) (Ford Escort RS1800) 1975, BH4
116, Alistair Brearley/Paul Barbet (Galashiels/Chester) SRC (Ford Escort RS Mk2) 1998, M6
117, Andy Kelly/Roy Campbell (Greenock/Fenwick) SRC (Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1) 1993, SH2
118, Stuart Cariss/Linda Cariss (York/York) (Ford Escort Sport) 1600, SH1
119, Michael Sawyerby/Kenny Owen (Australia/Llandovery) (Datsun 1600) 2340, B12
120, Paul Rawson/Paul Wild (Bradford/Keighley) SRC, BTRDA (Ford Escort) 1600, SH1
121, Niall Cowan Sr/Chris Wareham (Dumfries/Glenbarr) SRC (MG 3) 1598, M2
122, Jim Sharp/Helen Brown (Stranraer/Dumfries) SRC (Ford Escort RS) 1998, C3
123, Ian Milne/Dawn Milne (Brechin/Brechin) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 1993, SH2
124, Robert Bradley/Kevin Booth (Congleton/Biddulph) BTRDA (Ford Escort Mk2) 1998, B11
125, Rob Richards/Wendy Gibson (Earith/Whyteleafe) (Peugeot 106) 0, C1
126, Ricky Crone/Daniel James (Montgomery/Bridgend) BTRDA (Ford Escort) 1998, B11
127, Ashleigh Morris/Martin Haggett (Dollar/Rugby) SRC, BTRDA (Ford Fiesta R200) 1598, M3
128, Tommy Heard/Greg McCutcheon (Jedburgh/Hawick) (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000, C3
129, Bryan Gourlay/Scott Gourlay (Dalbeattie/Dalbeattie) SRC (Peugeot 205 GTI) 1580, C2
130, Jordan Anderson/Clare Mackenzie (Inverness/Inverness) SRC (Peugeot 306 GTi) 2000, C3
131, Brendan Leonard/Jamie MacTavish (Nantwich/Pitlessie) BTRDA (Ford Fiesta) 1998, N3
132, Kris Hopkins/Martin Melsome-Smith (Keighley) BTRDA (Triumph TR7 V8) 3500, BH1
133, Martyn Erskine/Mark Burgess (Stranraer/Stranraer) SRC (Peugeot 206) 1600, C2
134, Charlie Wright/Ashley Ramsey (Milton Keynes/Limavady, Co Derry) BTRDA (Peugeot 106 GTI) 1598, B10
135, Simon Double/Jessica Mitchell (Holmes Chapel/Holmes Chapel) BTRDA,MRF MSR (MG ZR160) 1796, RF2
136, James Hall/Brian Hodgson (Penrith/Penrith) SRC (Ford Escort Mk2) 1997, M6
138, Paul McMahon/TBA (Mallow) (Honda Civic) 1600, C2
139, Simon Pickard/Phil Pickard (York/York) BTRDA (Ford Escort) 2500, B12
SRC: KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship and bonus schemes
BTRDA: MRF Tyres BTRDA® Rally Series and incorporated championships
MRF MSR: MRF Mixed Surface Rally Challenge
C1: SRC Clubman Category two wheel drive cars up to 1450 cc
C2: SRC Clubman Category two wheel drive cars from 1451 cc up to 1650 cc
C3: SRC Clubman Category two wheel drive cars from 1651 cc to 2050 cc
C4: SRC Clubman Category two wheel drive cars over 2051 cc
C5: SRC Clubman Category four wheel drive cars
M1: SRC Modified Category two wheel drive cars up to 1450 cc
M2: SRC Modified Category two wheel drive cars up to 1450 cc (sequential gearboxes prohibited)
M3: SRC Modified Category two wheel drive cars up to 1450 cc not classified in Class M2 (includes any FIA homologated Rally5/Rally4/R2 car (naturally aspirated or Turbo) and any forced induction car up to 1000 cc)
M4: SRC Modified Category two wheel drive cars over 1651 cc with eight valves or less
M5: SRC Modified Category front wheel drive cars from 1651 cc to 2050 cc with more than eight valves (includes any FIA homologated R3 car (naturally aspirated or Turbo) and any forced induction car from 1001 cc to 1600 cc)
M6: SRC Modified Category rear wheel drive cars from 1651 cc to 2050 cc with more than eight valves
M7: SRC Modified Category two wheel drive cars over 2051 cc
M8: SRC Modified Category four wheel drive cars not classified in Class M9 or SRC Pro (Class P1): without a sequential gearbox (including previously homologated FIA Group N 4WD cars). Includes any FIA homologated Rally3 car.
M9: SRC Modified Category four wheel drive cars homologated in the following classes, or previously homologated as such, providing these run as per their homologation papers; FIA homologated Group A 4wd cars; FIA homologated Super 2000 cars; FIA homologated R4 cars; All Metro 6R4s and any derivative
SH1: All Historic Category 1 and 2 cars. Historic Category 3 cars with single cam engines. Historic Category 4 cars up to 1600 cc
SH2: Historic Category 3 cars with multicam engines. Historic Category 4 cars over 1601 cc in compliance with R49.1.5
P1: FIA homologated Rally1/WRC cars and cars previously homologates as such and FIA homologated Rally2/R5 cars. Any derivative thereof including RHD conversions.
LR: All Land Rovers
RF1.0: BTRDA® Rally First cars up to and including 1000 cc
RF1.4: BTRDA® Rally First cars over 1000 cc up to and including 1400 cc
RF2.0: BTRDA® Rally First cars over 1400 cc up to and including 2000 cc
1400S: All other cars up to and including 1400vcc that are not eligible for Class 1400C or BTRDA® Rally First RF1.4
1400C: Cars up to 1400 cc with: (a) 8 valve engines ; (b) Engines with more than 8 valves that retain the standard fuel and inlet manifold systems; (c) Engines up to 1000 cc not eligible for Class RF1.4. Remote reservoir suspension systems are not permitted unless fitted as standard or homologated.
N3: Current and former FIA Group N3 cars.
NR4: Current and former FIA Group N4 and NR4 cars
R2: All FIA R2(B) cars (but not FIA specification Rally4 cars)
B10: Over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc
B11: Over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc and any FIA specification Rally4 cars.
B12: Over 2000cc two-wheel drive, including all FIA R3T cars
B13: Over 2000cc four-wheel drive cars that do not qualify for Classes NR4 or B14, and FIA R4 cars
B14: Current and former World Rally cars with a sequential gearbox, plus current and former S2000, R5 and FIA Rally2 cars and any derivatives therefrom.
BH1/2: All Historic Category 1 and 2 cars. Category 3 cars with single cam engines. Category 4a cars up to 1600 cc.
BH3: Historic Category 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc plus Category 4a cars over 1600 cc and Category 4b cars up to 1600cc
BH4: Historic Category 4b cars over 160cc which comply with R49.1.5 7