14 May: Scottish Rally – Preview

… RSAC Scottish Rally, Saturday 19th May …

There’s a new look to the Scottish Rally this year, or a new look to the ‘two’ Scottish Rallies! Even before the MSA had relaxed its rules on seeding and running order, the RSAC organising team had been planning ahead with the result that there will be two quite separate events, albeit running through exactly the same stages. The 2 wheel drive bunch will start at 8.00am on Saturday morning with the 4 wheel drive brigade setting off at 11.00am.

There will be just the one Service Area halt during the day although the 2WD mob will actually be calling in to first service just as the 4WD contingent are setting out. The Start formalities and Service will be based at Lockerbie Lorry Park while the two rally Finishes will be staged in the High Street in Moffat later in the afternoon.

This is going to make gathering info and reporting on all crews on the event very difficult, although that is not a complaint as I firmly believe that rallies are first and foremost for competitors and not spectators. Speaking of spectators, viewing will be limited, but it looks as though the double run at Castle O’er offers the best options to see everyone, then ignore Service and hopefully catch the 4WD leaders at Rivox although it’s a stout climb to the viewing area.

Car parking will be an issue at both venues so be sure to get there early and park well off the road allowing other traffic to pass easily. Remember this is Dumfries & Galloway Polis country, and they can make themselves awfy busy when it suits them!

Another point worth reinforcing – take your litter home. The whole country is up in arms about plastic pollution these days so don’t give those who think the forests should be restricted to ramblers, wildlifers and birdwatchers any more ammunition to fire at us.

Goodness knows why a different location for a Rally Finish is thought to be a ‘good idea’ but that’s the plan this weekend. No doubt it has been done to appease the politicians and local businesses, and while that might be justification enough, it don’t half make life more difficult for others!

And there is one other major drawback to the rally Finish location, it’s just a bit too close to the Moffat Toffee Shop for my liking.

Spectator Info:
SS 2 & 4 – SolwayPrint Castle O’er:

First Cars Due 08:50 & 10:30 (2WD) and 11:50 & 13:30 (4WD)
Parking is available within the forest. Approach via the B723 from Lockerbie or Eskdalemuir and turn on to the forest road as arrowed. Care – this is also the competitor access to the stage. Turn right again to the car park area. There is limited parking overlooking the stage for early birds. Please park sensibly to one side of the road. Exit the car park by the same route – please give way to competitors on your way out. The viewing area is beside the car park. Please do not attempt to cross the burn as this is a prohibited area for safety reasons.
( Maps here: http://www.scottishrally.co.uk/spectator-viewing-zones-2/ )

SS 5 – Western Nissan Rivox:
First cars due 12:15 (2WD) and 15:15 (4WD)

Access to the spectator area is off the B7076, 2.6 miles north of A74(M) Junction 15/A701. This venue gives extended and close up views of the cars through a fast section towards the end of the stage. The B7076 must not be obstructed. Park only on the northbound side and as far onto the verge as you can. There is no vehicle access to the stage and strictly no vehicle access or parking on the road past Middlegill and Cloffinburn. Any spectator vehicles accessing this road will result in stage cancellation.
It is just over a half a mile to walk (including a steep climb at the end) from the public road but is worth it. Please follow the instructions of the marshals at the stage crossing point.
Sorry, but this viewing area and the access route to it are not suitable for anyone of limited mobility, nor for push chairs or similar.
( Maps here: http://www.scottishrally.co.uk/spectator-viewing-zones-2/ )

Finish & Prizegiving – Moffat Town Centre: 2WD due around 13:15. 4WD around 16:15

RSAC Scottish Rally 2018 [2WD Event]

201, Greg McKnight/Harry Marchbank (Penpon/Thornhill) Ford Escort Mk2, 2391, Class 8
202, Matthew Robinson/Dave Robson (Ripon/Jedburgh) Ford Escort Mk2, 1975, Class 5
203, Steve Bannister/Callum Atkinson (Malton/Lauder) Ford Escort Mk2, 1980, Class 5
204, Duncan MacDonald/Neil Ross (Portree/Portree) Ford Escort Mk2, 2000, Class 7
205, Paul McErlean/Niall McKenna (Bellaghy/Draperstown) Ford Escort Mk2, 2000, Class 7
206, Iain Wilson/Chris Williams (Dalbeattie/Millom) Ford Escort Mk2, 2100, Class 8
207, Keith Riddick/Kirsty Riddick (Haugh of Urr/Haugh of Urr) MG ZR, 1600, Class 3
208, Angus Lawrie/Paul Gribben (Castle Douglas/Annan) Vauxhall Corsa, 1600, Class 3
209, Gordon Murray/David O’Brien (Perth/Duns) Ford Escort Mk2, 2300, Class 8
210, Fraser MacNicol/Sinclair Young (Ullapool/Edinburgh) Ford Escort Mk2, 2000, Class 4
211, Alasdair Currie/Grant MacNiven (Mull/Oban) Ford Fiesta ST, 2000, Class 6
212, Barry Lindsay/Caroline Lodge (Carlisle/Brampton) Peugeot 206, 1587, Class 3
213, Alex Pirie/Frazer Skene (Drummuir/Tomintoul) Skoda Felicia, 2, Class 6
214, Steven Wood/Mary Wood (Inverness/Inverness) Ford Fiesta RWD, 1998, Class 7
215, Iain Haining/Mark Roberts (Dumfries/Dumfries) BMW E30, 2800, Class 8
216, Gordon Alexander/Ian Clark (Cumnock/Cumnock) Vauxhall Nova, 1598, Class 3
217, Michael Renton/Kenny Foggo (Bonar Bridge/Munlochy) Peugeot 306, 1998, Class 6
218, Tom Howie/Charles Mackenzie (Black Isle/Gairloch) Talbot Sunbeam , 1600, Class 2
219, Ross Hughes/Steven Brown (Lanark/Fort William) Citroen C2 VTS, 1587, Class 3
220, Donald Peacock/Tom Hynd (Castle Douglas/Inverbervie) Peugeot 205 GTi, 1600, Class 2
221, Grant MacRae/Martin Bruce (Portree/Portree) Ford Fiesta ST, 2000, Class 6
222, Jamie Stewart/David Finlay (Blair Atholl/Rattray) Peugeot 205 , 1600, Class 2
223, Jim Robertson/Mike Curry (Penpont/Thornhill) Ford Escort Mk2, 2000, Class 4
224, James Campbell/Kevin McIver (Watten/Peterhead) Talbot Sunbeam, 1600, Class 2
225, Scott Sloan/David Sloan (Dumfries/Dumfries) Vauxhall Corsa, 1400, Class 1
226, Colin Patterson/Gary Clark (Alness/Alness) Ford Escort, 0, Class 4
227, William Pollock/Tommy Mackin (Cumnock/Ochiltree) Ford Escort Mk1, 1998, Class 7
228, Tim Metcalfe/TBC (Headlam) Ford Escort RS1800, 1975, Class 5
229, Andy Struthers/Alasdair McIlroy (Lanark/Jedburgh) Citroen C2 VTS, 1600, Class 3
230, Douglas Watt/Mark Grierson (Inverary/Edinburgh) Ford Escort Mk2, 2000, Class 4
231, Ian Jemison/Dean Kellett (York/Selby) Porsche Boxster, 3800, Class 8
232, Paul Thompson/Phil Morley (Driffield) ??
233, Paul Rawson/Graham Wild (Bradford/Market Rasen) Ford Escort, 1600, Class 2
234, Niall Cowan Jnr/Thomas Bruce (Dumfries/Durham) MG ZR, 1398, Class 1
235, Scott Peacock/Robin Neil (Castle Douglas/Haugh of Urr) MG ZR, 1398, Class 1
236, Ian Milne/Sandy Milne (Brechin/Brechin) Ford Escort Mk2, 1993, Class 5
237, Jim Stephenson/Mike Reed (Market Weighton) Talbot Sunbeam Ti, 1598, Class 5
238, Trevor Godwin/Ian Harrop (Coventry/Coventry) MG Maestro, 2000, Class 4
239, John McDowall/David McLeod (Kilmarnock/Stewarton) Talbot Sunbeam, 2, Class 7
240, Caroline Carslaw/John Duke (Dunlop/Dunlop) Ford Fiesta R2, 1600, Class 3
241, Ernie Lee/?? (Ellon) BMW 325i, 2500, Class 5
242, Mick Quinn/Dave Jackson (York) Peugeot 205 GTi, 1600, Class 2
243, Nigel Cay/Fred Roberts (York/York) Vauxhall Chevette HSR, 2998, Class 8
244, Ryan Ingram/Ian Parker (Tobermory/Lochgilphead) Honda Civic, 1600, Class 3
245, Russell Kessack/Charley Sayer-Payne (Elgin/Auchentibber) Citroen C2 VTS, 1587, Class 3
246, Drew Barker/Shona Hale (Kirkcaldy/Dunfermline) Citroen C2 VTS, 1600, Class 3
247, Nikki Addison/Rachel Matheson (Inverness/Beauly) Peugeot 106 GTi, 1600, Class 3
248, David Cameron/Douglas Cameron (Old kilpatrick/Old Kilpatrick) Ford Escort, 1993, Class 5

RSAC Scottish Rally 2018 [4WD Event]
401, David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Dumfries/Jedburgh) Skoda Fabia, 1600, Class 11
402, Jock Armstrong/Cameron Fair (Castle Douglas/Stewarton) Subaru Impreza, 1998, Class 10
403, Andrew Gallacher/Jane Nicol (Hurlford/Edinburgh) Ford Focus WRC, 1998, Class 11
404, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Dumfries/Archiestown) Ford Fiesta R5, 1600, Class 11
405, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Inverness/Inverness) Ford Fiesta R5, 1600, Class 11
406, Freddie Milne/Patrick Walsh (Douglas/Aberystwyth) Subaru Impreza WRC, 1995, Class 11
407, Rory Young/Paul Beaton (Dumfries/Inverness) Ford Fiesta R5, 1600, Class 11
408, Bruce McCombie/Michael Coutts (Banchory/Torphins) Mitsubishi Evo, 1998, Class 10
409, John Wink/John Forrest (Huntly/Inverurie) Hyundai i20 R5, 1600, Class 11
410, Lawrence Whyte/Stuart Loudon (New Aberdour/Bothwell) Ford Fiesta R5, 1600, Class 11
411, Michael Binnie/Claire Mole (Cornhill/Duns) Mitsubishi Evo 9, 2000, Class 9
412, Scott McCombie/Mark Fisher (Banchory/Workington) Mitsubishi Evo 9, 1998, Class 10
413, John McClory/David Hood (Glasgow/Elderslie) Mitsubishi Evo 9, 1995, Class 9
414, Ian Baumgart/Mike Dickson (Hawick/Galashiels) Subaru Impreza, 1998, Class 9
415, Fraser Wilson/Craig Wallace (Port William/Kirriemuir) Mitsubishi Evo 9, 1998, Class 9
416, Alan Dickson/Martin Forrest (Glasgow/Bridge of Don) Lancer Evo 9, 2000, Class 10
417, John Rintoul/Ross Hynd (Lower Largo/Inverbervie) Skoda Fabia S2500, 2500, Class 10
418, Keith Morris/Terry Mallin (Aberdeen/Motherwell) Mitsubishi Evo 6, 1998, Class 10
419, John McIlwraith/Scott Young (Canonbie/Duns) Subaru Impreza, 1997, Class 9
420, Duncan Campbell/Michael Cruickshank (Mauchline/Crieff) Subaru Impreza, 2000, Class 9
421, Robert Adamson/Richard Wardle (Moscow/Pickering) Skoda Fabia S2000, 2000, Class 10
422, Harry Chalmers/Andrew Logan (Alford/Inverness) Subaru Impreza GC8, 2000, Class 9
423, Ian Bainbridge/Daniel May (Darlington/Bedford) Subaru Impreza, 1998, Class 10
424, Donald Brooker/Rachel Booth (Ballater/Inverbervie) Subaru Impreza, 1998, Class 9
425, Jan Budge/Bruce Lindsay (Newbury/Thirsk) Subaru Impreza, 1998, Class 9
426, Kevin Downes/Callum McPhearson, (??) Mitsubishi Evo 8, 1997, Class 10
427, Steve Adamson/Mark Casey (Huddersfield/York) Subaru Impreza WRX STI GpN, 1994, Class 9
428, Ronnie Horne/Paul Horne (Nairn/Nairn) Subaru Impreza, 1994, Class 9
429, Aileen Forrest/Pauline Patterson (Inverurie) Mitsubishi Evo 5, 1997, Class 9
430, Rob Barr/Aaron Evangelista (Fareham/Coleraine) Land Rover Wolf XD, 2500, Class LR
431, Chris McCarthy/Barry Connolly (Stokesley/Rosslea, Co Fermanagh) Land Rover Wolf XD, 2500, Class LR
432, John Gage/Billy Norton (Leeds) Land Rover Wolf XD, 2500, Class LR
433, Tyrone Westall/Wayne Thompson (Northampton) Land Rover Wolf XD, 2500, Class LR
434, Mike Grant/Graham Kelman (Elgin/Elgin) Subaru Impreza, 2000, Class 9