Calendar revealed for 2019 Scottish Rally Championship
Organisers of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) are delighted to announce the calendar for the 2019 SRC season which will once again comprise of seven forest events across the width and breadth of Scotland.
Around 150 registered competitors will tackle gravel forestry tracks during the course of the season in a bid to take the overall championship crown or one of the many unique awards on offer at the end of the season.
As is now tradition, the Inverness based Snowman Rally will kick off proceedings in early February, before a trip to the South of Scotland for the Border Counties Rally a month later. The Jedburgh-based event was unable to run this year due to the severe weather that blighted the country but returns to the SRC fold to form round two.
The ever-popular Speyside Stages hosts round three, before the classic Scottish Rally, the picturesque Argyll Rally, the challenging Grampian Forest Rally and the Galloway Hills Rally that will conclude the season in September. The atmosphere in Castle Douglas will be fever-pitch with the Galloway Hills also welcoming the British Rally Championship for its finale.
In a bid to encourage competitor participation, each event is at least four weeks apart, with the bigger gaps hoping to alleviate any financial strain between numerous rallies.
SRC Chairman Gordon Adam is looking forward to another fiercely competitive season in the forests in 2019, knowing that the drivers are in for a treat with such a strong crop of events to tackle.
“We are delighted to confirm all seven of our events again for 2019,” he said.
“No championship is complete without a strong calendar, and over the last few years each organising has proved they are capable of running their event at an extremely high standard with superb stages on offer.
“If the 2018 season is anything to go by, we are going to witness a truly sensational battle for overall and class honours next year.”
Provisional Scottish Rally Championship calendar*
- 9th February – Snowman Rally (Inverness)
- 16th March – Border Counties Rally (Jedburgh)
- 20th April – Speyside Stages (Elgin)
- 18th May – Scottish Rally (Lockerbie)
- 22nd June – Argyll Rally (Dunoon)
- 10th August – Grampian Forest Rally (Aberdeenshire)
- 14th September – Galloway Hills Rally (Castle Douglas)
*subject to MSA approval
The 2018 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship is partnered by Pirelli Motorsport, Reis Motorsport Insurance and KNC Groundworks Ltd.
The championship consists of seven forest events across Scotland, taking in over 300 competitive stage miles.
ARR Craib Transport Ltd – sponsors of the 2018 MSA Scottish Rally championship – is one of the UK's leading providers of transport and logistics services. Headquartered in Aberdeen, the firm has bases at Cumbernauld in Central Scotland and Eaglescliffe in the North of England. The company operates a fleet of more than 250 vehicles and 500 trailers, and provides transport and logistics services within local, radial, UK and international markets. For further information go to www.arr-craib.co.uk