2012 Scottish Rally Championship

2012 Scottish Rally Championship
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The Scottish Rally Championship is a rallying series run throughout Scotland over the course of a year, that comprises seven gravel rallies and one tarmac event.[1] Points are awarded to the top placed drivers and the driver scoring the highest number of points over the season is declared Champion

David Bogie began the year as defending champion after winning four out of the eight events in 2011.

The 2012 season began in the snow-covered forest tracks around Inverness on 18 February, with the season finale taking place around Perth on 6 October. 2012 was the final year of a two-year partnership with leading motorsport tyre manufacture, DMACK Tyres.[2]

Following the Merrick Stages Rally in September, David Bogie and Kevin Rae were declared champions.

The award ceremony took place on 1 December 2012 at Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen.

2012 CalendarEdit

In season 2012 there were 8 events held on a variety of surfaces.[3]

Round Dates Event Rally HQ Surface Website
1 18 Feb Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally Inverness Gravel / Snow (website)
2 17 Mar Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally Jedburgh Gravel (website)
3 14 Apr Coltel Granite City Rally Aberdeen Gravel (website)
4 3 Jun Jim Clark Reivers Rally Kelso Asphalt (website)
5 30 Jun RSAC Scottish Rally Dumfries Gravel (website)
6 4 Aug Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages Elgin Gravel (website)
7 1 Sept Ian Broll Merrick Stages Wigtown Gravel (website)
8 6 Oct Colin McRae Forest Stages Aberfeldy Gravel (website)

2012 ResultsEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers [4]
Placing Driver / Co-Driver Car Time
1 Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally
(18 February)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 50:03
2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +1:08
3 Peter Taylor / Andrew Roughead Ford Focus WRC +2:43
2 Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally
(17 March)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 42:17
2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +1:50
3 Jonathan Greer / Dai Roberts Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +1:59
3 Coltel Granite City Rally
(14 April)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 33:58
2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC +0:33
3 Paul Benn / Daniel O'Brien Ford Focus WRC +1:51
4 Jim Clark Reivers Rally
(3 June)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 43:27
2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +1:19
3 Barry Groundwater / Mike Dickson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +1:21
5 RSAC Scottish Rally
(30 June)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 42:07
2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC +0:50
3 Jock Armstrong / Kirsty Riddick Subaru Impreza +0:57
6 Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages
(4 August)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 43:01
2 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +0:26
3 Jock Armstrong / Kirsty Riddick Subaru Impreza +0:27
7 Ian Broll Merrick Stages
(1 September)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 39:39
2 Jock Armstrong / Kirsty Riddick Subaru Impreza +0:11
3 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +0:49
8 Colin McRae Forest Stages
(6 October)
1 Quintin Milne / Martin Forrest Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 45:47
2 Barry Groundwater / Neil Shanks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +33:9
3 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Escort RS +58:8

Drivers Points Classification (Top 5)Edit

Pos Driver Car TSR
BCR
GCR
JCR
SCO
GSS
MFS
CMFS
 Pts 
1 David Bogie Mitsubishi Evo 9 1 1 1 Ret* 1 2 1 ** 178
2 Mike Faulkner Mitsubishi Evo 6 2 2 30* 2 4 4 3 Ret* 163
3 John McClory Subaru Impreza 5 8 7 39* 10* 8 6 3 145
4 Barry Groundwater Mitsubishi Evo 9 6 4 22 3 5 Ret* Ret* 2 143
5 Euan Thorburn Ford Focus WRC 34 5 2 1 2 1 Ret* Ret* 142
Pos Driver Car TSR
BCR
GCR
JCR
SCO
GSS
MFS
CMFS
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Non-podium finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
* Nominated dropped points

** David Bogie finished third overall on the Colin McRae Forest Stages but, having already won the SRC title, was not registered for SRC points. This was to avoid affecting championship runner-up positions.

Points are awarded to the highest placed registered driver on each event as follows: 30, 28, 27, 26, and so on down to 1 point. At the end of the Championship, competitors will nominate their best 6 scores out of the 8 events as his/her final overall Championship score.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SRC Homepage
  2. ^ "SRC Press release" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  3. ^ "SRC 2012 Calendar confirmed". Scotcars. Scotcars. 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  4. ^ "Flying Finish, SRC rally results". Flying Finish. Retrieved 1 Oct 2012.

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