Provisional 2016 Scottish Rally Championship Calendar released – Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship

11th November 2015

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.
Date Event Location
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.

Next Steps

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.