The 2010 Rally Scotland was the 11th round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge and the second running of the event. The event was held between 15 – 17 October 2010 in the forests of Stirling and Perth & Kinross. Four of the special stages were broadcast live on Eurosport.
|2010 Rally Scotland|
|Round 11 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season|
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Rally base||Perth and Stirling|
|Dates run||15 – 17 October 2010|
|Stages||12 (208.08 km; 129.29 miles)|
|Overall distance||838.29 km (520.89 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Juho Hänninen|
|Crews||21 at start, 10 at finish|
The forest rally was based in Perth, with a ceremonial start and the initial two stages being held at Scone Palace in the dark on the Friday evening. Saturday consisted of three routes (each run twice) covering 114.10 km (70.90 mi). Sunday had an additional two routes (93.98 km (58.40 mi)) again run twice, before the ceremonial finish at Stirling Castle.
Thierry Neuville made his debut on the rally which was described by his Kronos Racing team mate Kris Meeke as the best in the world.
By starting the event, Juho Hänninen became IRC champion after Škoda Motorsport elected not to send Jan Kopecký to the event.
Juho Hänninen cemented his championship title with victory on a rally of attrition with just ten of the 21 starters finishing the rally.
|1.||Juho Hänninen||Mikko Markkula||Škoda Fabia S2000||2:01:07.4||0.0||10|
|2.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Ola Fløene||Ford Fiesta S2000||2:01:32.9||25.5||8|
|3.||Kris Meeke||Paul Nagle||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:04:31.6||3:24.2||6|
|4.||David Bogie||Kevin Rae||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX||2:13:08.7||12:01.3||5|
|5. (6.)||Siim Plangi||Marek Sarapuu||Honda Civic Type R3||2:15:46.4||14:39.0||4|
|6. (7.)||Eamonn Boland||Mick Morrissey||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X||2:17:46.2||16:38.8||3|
|7. (8.)||Burcu Çetinkaya||Ciçek Guney||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:18:03.5||16:56.1||2|
|8. (9.)||Harry Hunt||Sebastian Marshall||Ford Fiesta R2||2:22:46.9||21:39.5||1|
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||20:11||Scone Palace 1||3.37 km||Guy Wilks||2:08.5||94.41 km/h||Guy Wilks|
|SS2||20:30||Scone Palace 2||3.37 km|| Guy Wilks
|SS3||07:20||Craigvinean 1||17.34 km||Kris Meeke||10:32.5||98.69 km/h||Kris Meeke|
|SS4||08:45||Drummond Hill 1||15.08 km||Juho Hänninen||8:42.5||103.90 km/h|
|SS5||10:10||Errochty 1||17.68 km||Juho Hänninen||9:57.8||106.47 km/h||Guy Wilks|
|SS6||13:50||Craigvinean 2||17.34 km||Juho Hänninen||10:26.2||99.69 km/h||Juho Hänninen|
|SS7||15:15||Drummond Hill 2||15.08 km||Juho Hänninen||8:40.0||104.40 km/h|
|SS8||16:40||Errochty 2||17.68 km||Andreas Mikkelsen||9:55.5||106.88 km/h|
|SS9||08:40||Clashmore 1||15.95 km||Guy Wilks||10:04.1||95.05 km/h|
|SS10||10:10||Loch Ard 1||29.04 km||Guy Wilks||18:47.8||92.70 km/h|
|SS11||11:40||Clashmore 2||15.95 km||Juho Hänninen||10:08.3||94.39 km/h|
|SS12||13:10||Loch Ard 2||29.04 km||Guy Wilks||18:43.9||93.02 km/h|
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