2011 Rally Scotland

The 2011 Rally Scotland, officially the RAC MSA Rally of Scotland, was the tenth round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The fifteen stage gravel rally took place over 7–9 October 2011 with three stages run after sunset.[1]

2011 Rally Scotland
RAC MSA Rally of Scotland
Round 10 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country United Kingdom
Rally basePerth, Scotland
Dates run7 – 9 October 2011
Stages15[1] (196.96 km; 122.39 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,021.31 km (634.61 miles)
Results
Overall winnerNorway Andreas Mikkelsen
United Kingdom Škoda UK
Crews37 at start, 22 at finish

The rally offered points-and-a-half towards the respective IRC championships, meaning that the overall rally winner, as well as class winners, gained 37.5 points instead of the usual 25.[2]

IntroductionEdit

The rally, which was run for the third time, was based in Perth, with a ceremonial start held at Stirling Castle on the Friday. Two runs of the Carron Valley stage completed the timetable for Friday. On Saturday six stages covering 94.76 km (58.88 mi) were run on gravel with the final seven stages, consisting of 85.48 km (53.11 mi) being completed on the Sunday.

ResultsEdit

Andreas Mikkelsen took his first IRC victory on the event, becoming the youngest driver to win in the championship, having taken the lead on the second leg after an error by Guy Wilks.[3]

OverallEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 1:55:17.2 0.0 37.5
2.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 1:55:43.6 26.4 27
3.   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 1:56:52.5 1:35.3 22.5
4.   Craig Breen   Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 1:57:22.3 2:05.1 18
5.   Jan Kopecký   Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 1:57:28.9 2:11.7 15
6.   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 1:58:27.6 3:10.4 12
7.   Toni Gardemeister   Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:58:28.7 3:11.5 9
8.   Alastair Fisher   Daniel Baritt Ford Fiesta S2000 2:00:17.1 4:59.9 6
9.   Toshi Arai   Dale Moscatt Subaru Impreza R4 2:03:34.8 8:17.6 3
10.   Matthias Kahle   Peter Göbel Škoda Fabia S2000 2:04:53.3 9:36.1 1.5

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(7 October)
SS1 19:45 Carron Valley 1 8.36 km   Guy Wilks 5:24.8 92.66 km/h   Guy Wilks
SS2 20:10 Carron Valley 2 8.36 km   Guy Wilks 5:21.9 93.49 km/h
Leg 2
(8 October)
SS3 9:20 Craigvinean 1 16.54 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 9:38.2 102.98 km/h
SS4 10:45 Drummond Hill 1 13.16 km   Bryan Bouffier 8:15.3 95.65 km/h   Andreas Mikkelsen
SS5 12:10 Errochty 1 17.68 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 10:02.9 105.57 km/h
SS6 16:15 Craigvinean 2 16.54 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 9:50.4 100.85 km/h
SS7 17:40 Errochty 2 17.68 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 10:12.4 103.93 km/h
SS8 18:52 Drummond Hill 2 13.16 km stage cancelled
Leg 3
(9 October)
SS9 9:08 Carron Valley 3 8.36 km   Juho Hänninen 5:12.2 96.40 km/h
SS10 10:52 Loch Chon 1 9.91 km   Patrik Sandell 6:41.5 88.86 km/h
SS11 11:10 High Corrie 1 25.81 km   Juho Hänninen 16:34.2 93.46 km/h
SS12 13:37 Loch Chon 2 9.91 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 6:33.3 90.71 km/h
SS13 13:55 High Corrie 2 25.81 km   Juho Hänninen 16:47.7 92.21 km/h
SS14 17:00 Scone Palace 1 2.84 km   Thierry Neuville 1:57.7 86.86 km/h
SS15 17:19 Scone Palace 2 2.84 km   Thierry Neuville 1:59.4 85.63 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bulletin No. 2" (PDF). Rally Scotland. Motor Sports Association. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  2. ^ "2011 IRC Sporting Regulations" (PDF). ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. pp. 2–3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-22. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Scotland win for Mikkelsen". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 9 October 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.

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