Provisional 2016 Scottish Rally Championship Calendar released
Organisers of the Scottish Rally Championship have revealed provisional details of the 2016 series, with the final calendar to be confirmed at the 2015 Awards Evening on Saturday 28th November in Glasgow.
Provisional Championship Calendar
The programme of events for 2016 has numerous changes;
- Calendar features 7 rounds from February to September
- Speyside Stages moves from August to April
- Jim Clark Reivers Rally reverts to its traditional tarmac format
- Round 6 of the Championship to be confirmed at the 2015 Awards Evening in Glasgow on 28th November
- Galloway Hills joins the Championship as the final round, moving to September.
|20th Feb 2016||Snowman Rally (Gravel)||Inverness, Highlands|
|19th Mar 2016||Border Counties Rally (Gravel)||Jedburgh, Scottish Borders|
|23rd Apr 2016||McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages (Gravel)||Elgin, Moray|
|5th Jun 2016||Jim Clark Reivers Rally (Tarmac)||Duns, Scottish Borders|
|25th Jun 2016||RSAC Scottish Rally (Gravel)||Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway|
|13th Aug 2016||To be Announced (Gravel)||To be Announced|
|10th Sep 2016||Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally (Gravel)||Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway|
Format & Structure
All events, with the exception of the Jim Clark Reivers are 45 mile, predominantly gravel based rallies, run on Saturdays, with Scrutineering available on the day of the event. The Reivers will offer 60 miles of closed road rallying, to be run on Sunday 5th June and as with the RSAC Scottish Rally will be a major part of a rally weekend alongside the British Rally Championship.
Following successful changes made to the class structure for the 2015 season the Championship will continue to offer categories for all types of competition car, from almost standard 1000cc 2 wheel drive to full specification World Rally Car machinery.
To help develop & maintain good competition throughout the field, plans are in place to introduce a number of initiatives;
- Re-introduction of the famous Challengers Championship, open to competitors who haven’t previously finished in the top 10 on an SRC counting round in the last 10 years
- An SRC Subaru Cup, for controlled specification clubman 4wd cars
- An SRC 205 Cup, providing a home for the cars which have previously provided close competition in the Ecosse Challenge
- Rebranding the Clubman 2WD Championship to the Scottish 2WD Rally Championship
- A Northern Challenge, catering for the high number of Clubmen in the North of Scotland
The championship management team are working on incentives for all of these schemes and look forward to providing a championship which appeals to competitors throughout Scotland & beyond.
The Championship hope to release further details of the 2016 series along with the final championship calendar later this month. Regulations & registration forms should be available from the Championship website by the end of December.