2023 Dates Confirmed as KNC Groundworks Extend Title Sponsorship.
- KNC Groundworks to continue their support for 2023.
- 6 forest and 2 closed road events from March to October with best 5 scores to count
- Competitors can learn to make their own pace notes on Reivers and Argyll
- Popular Subaru Cup and Clubman incentives to continue
- Revised format for at least 2 of the forest events
The Scottish Rally Championship are delighted to announce that KNC Groundworks Ltd will continue their title sponsorship of the Scottish Rally Championship for a further year.
The Alford based ground engineering company entered into a 3-year deal with the Scottish Rally Championship at the start of the 2019 season and will continue that relationship into 2023.
Subject to MS UK approval, the Scottish Rally Championship can also confirm the 2023 Events Calendar:
Although retaining the same number of events as in 2022, competitors will have more flexibility on the events they can select to contest as the number of scores to count towards their final Championship reduces to 5. Although predominantly a forest series, the Scottish Rally Championship has always included tarmac stages from as far back as Jim Clark, Scottish and Burmah Rallies, among others, in the early 70s. This reduction makes it easier for someone who wishes to contest only forest events to contest the Championship and potentially lessen the financial commitment to do so.
Putting together a series of events that suits everyone is a near-impossible task as a recent competitor survey has highlighted. In an ideal world the gaps between, and geographical location of, events would be optimised, and events would be rotated and moved around the country on an annual or bi-annual basis. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world so there has to be a balance struck. However, we believe we will once again have 8 well-organised and challenging series of rallies across all sorts of terrain and weather conditions between March and October.
SRC Chairman Roy Campbell:
“With all that is left of the 2022 KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship the excitement of the Award Ceremony on the 28th January, the management committee have been busy planning the 2023 Championship.
While the overall structure of the 2023 championship follows a tried and tested format, there are a number of organising teams who have already confirmed new plans for their events.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of 63 Car Club and the 25th running of the event there is an exciting new timetable being planned for the Speyside Stages, while the RSAC Scottish Rally organisers are looking at a new route and stages in addition to a new base given the recent closure of Lockerbie Lorry Park.
Recognising the financial constraints that are likely to be faced by competitors next year the committee has altered the scoring system for the Championship, with only 5 scores from the 8 events to count.
The event dates have been confirmed and more exciting news regarding the 2023 SRC will be released over the coming weeks.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our sponsors, partners and supporters and to all competitors, officials, organisers and marshals without whom there would be no rallying.”
Between now and the end of the year Championship Regulations will be updated and sent to MS UK for approval. As always, the breakdown of classes and list of awards and incentives will be reviewed and updated as required to try and keep the championship interesting and relevant to as many competitors and cars as possible.
Registrations for the 2023 Scottish Rally Championship will open early in the New Year once regulations have been approved. Visit the website on www.scottishrallychampionship.co.uk for more details.