2013 Scottish Rally Championship

2013 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 begins the year as defending champion after winning five out of the eight events in 2012.

For season 2013, the championship will be sponsored by ARR Craib Transport Ltd, an Aberdeen based road haulage and logistics company. This is a one-year deal announced in December 2012.

The 2013 season begins in the snow-covered forest tracks around Inverness on 16 February, with the season finale taking place around Perth on 5 October.

Following the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in October, David Bogie and his regular co-driver Kevin Rae were declared 2013 Scottish rally champions. This represents a record breaking fifth title in a row for the pair.[2] The award ceremony took place on 30 November 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

Thistle Snowman RallyEdit

The opening event of the season, the Thistle Snowman Rally was abandoned due to an accident involving a competing car, which left the road and killed a 50-year-old spectator.[3]

On 12 March 2013, series organisers announced that the Galloway Hills Rally – a reserve event when the championship calendar was first announced – would be included as the championship finale.[4]

2013 CalendarEdit

For season 2013 there are to be 8 events held on a variety of surfaces.[5]

Round Dates Event Rally HQ Surface Website
 – 16 Feb Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally Inverness Gravel / Snow (website)
1 23 Mar Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally Jedburgh Gravel (website)
2 20 Apr Coltel Granite City Rally Aberdeen Gravel (website)
3 2 Jun Jim Clark Reivers Rally Kelso Asphalt (website)
4 29 Jun RSAC Scottish Rally Dumfries Gravel (website)
5 3 Aug Speyside Stages Elgin Gravel (website)
6 7 Sept Merrick Stages Wigtown Gravel (website)
7 5 Oct Colin McRae Forest Stages Aberfeldy Gravel (website)
8 27 Oct Galloway Hills Rally Castle Douglas Gravel (website)

2013 resultsEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers[6]
Placing Driver / Co-Driver Car Time
 – Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally
(16 Feb)
1 Rally abandoned[3]
2
3
1 Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally
(23 Mar)
1 Quintin Milne / Martin Forrest Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 38:27
2 Barry Groundwater / Neil Shanks Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:07
3 Stephen Petch / Michael Wilkinson* Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:16
2 Coltel Granite City Rally
(20 Apr)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC 42:25
2 Chris Collie / Lisa Watson Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI +1:24
3 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:25
3 Jim Clark Reivers Rally
(2 Jun)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC 48:04
2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC +0:10.4
3 Barry Groundwater / Neil Shanks Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +2:03.9
4 RSAC Scottish Rally
(29 Jun)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 35:44.6
2 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC +0:19.5
3 Quintin Milne / Martin Forrest Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:10.8
5 Speyside Stages
(3 Aug)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC 42:25
2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC +0:17
3 Quintin Milne / Martin Forrest Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:44
6 Merrick Stages
(Sept 7)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 42:22
2 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC +0:44
3 Quintin Milne / Martin Forrest Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:24
7 Colin McRae Forest Stages
(5 Oct)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Ford Focus WRC 43:45
2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +2:17
3 Dave Weston / Dave Robson Ford Focus WRC +2:39
8 Galloway Hills Rally
(27 Oct)
1 Jock Armstrong / John Richardson Subaru Impreza 47:20
2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +1:25
3 Shaun Sinclair / Chris Hamill Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX +2:10

* Not registered for SRC points.

Drivers' championship standings (Top 10)Edit

Pos Driver Car TSR
BCR
GCR
JCR
SCO
GSS
MFS
CMFS
GHR
 Points[7]
1 David Bogie Ford Focus WRC  – 3* 1 1 2 1 2 1 Ret* 176
2 Quintin Milne Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  – 1 4 6 3 3 3 Ret* DNP* 161
3 Mike Faulkner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  – 6 3 Ret* 7 8* 5 2 2 159
4 Barry Groundwater Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  – 2 5 3 5 10* Ret* 6 4 158
5 Donnie MacDonald Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  – 5 6 8 15* 7 12* 4 5 150
6 Euan Thorburn Ford Focus WRC  – 11 Ret 2 1 2 1 Ret* DNP* 136
7 Dougal Brown Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  – 9 12* 17 12 Ret* 10 11 10 124
8 Chris Collie Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV  – 8 2 16 9 27 11 Ret* Ret* 122
9 John McClory Subaru Impreza  – 7 Ret* 18 17 DNP* 13 12 9 118
10 Alistair Inglis Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V  – Ret 8 4 13 DNP* 7 7 Ret* 116
Pos Driver Car TSR
BCR
GCR
JCR
SCO
GSS
MFS
CMFS
GHR
 Points 
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

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 their final overall Championship score.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SRC Homepage
  2. ^ "Bogie clinches historic fifth title". SRC. BBC. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Snowman rally: Woman killed as car hits spectators". BBC News. BBC. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Galloway Hills rally included in championship". SRC. Scottish Rally Championship. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  5. ^ "SRC 2013 Championship dates". SRC. Scottish Rally Championship. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Flying Finish, SRC rally results". Flying Finish. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Current Standings, SRC". SRC. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

External linksEdit