2017 Scottish Rally Championship
|2017 Scottish Rally Championship|
The 2017 season began in the snow-covered forest tracks around Inverness on 18 February, with the season finale taking place around Castle Douglas on 9 September. Driver Jock Armstrong and regular co-driver Paula Swinscoe started the season as defending champions having won the 2016 Championship.
Aberdeen based haulage company ARR Craib sponsored the series for the fifth year in a row.
Following the Grampian Stages in August Euan Thorburn and regular co-driver Paul Beaton were declared champions in their Ford Fiesta R5. With only one event left to run the pair were uncatchable in the points table.
For season 2017 there was seven events held predominantly on gravel surfaces.
|1||18 Feb||Snowman Rally||Inverness||Gravel / Snow||(website)|
|2||18 Mar||Border Counties Rally||Jedburgh||Gravel||(website)|
|3||22 Apr||Speyside Stages Rally||Elgin||Gravel||(website)|
|4||20 May||RSAC Scottish Rally||Dumfries||Gravel||(website)|
|5||24 Jun||Argyll Rally||Dunoon||Gravel||(website)|
|6||12 Aug||Grampian Stages Rally||Banchory||Gravel||(website)|
|7||9 Sep||Galloway Hills Rally||Castle Douglas||Gravel||(website)|
Due to calendar changes within the British Rally Championship, the Scottish Rally, usually held in June was brought forward to May. June, meanwhile welcomed a new event to the calendar, the Argyll Rally which saw a return to the forests of Cowal after an absence of 14 years.
2017 events podiumEdit
|Round||Rally name||Podium finishers|
|Placing||Driver / Co-Driver||Car||Time /|
|1||David Bogie / Kevin Rae||Škoda Fabia R5||37:51|
|2||Shaun Sinclair / Jamie Edwards||Subaru Impreza WRC||+0:58|
|3||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||+1:20|
|2||Border Counties Rally
|1||Jock Armstrong / Paula Swinscoe||Subaru Impreza||43:32.4|
|2||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||+0:30.5|
|3||Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX||+0:30.5|
|1||David Bogie / Andrew Roughead||Škoda Fabia R5||51:55|
|2||Desi Henry / Liam Moynihan [N 1]||Škoda Fabia R5||+0:39|
|3||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||+0:42|
|4||RSAC Scottish Rally
|1||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||42:10.1|
|2||Jock Armstrong / Paula Swinscoe||Subaru Impreza||+0:35.2|
|3||Shaun Sinclair / Jamie Edwards||Subaru Impreza WRC||+0:58.9|
|1||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||32:38|
|2||Jock Armstrong / Paula Swinscoe||Subaru Impreza||+0:04|
|3||Shaun Sinclair / Jamie Edwards||Subaru Impreza WRC||+0:31|
|6||Grampian Stages Rally
|1||David Bogie / Kevin Rae||Škoda Fabia R5||41:17|
|2||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton||Ford Fiesta R5||+0:58|
|3||Paul Bird / Stuart Louden [N 1]||Ford Focus WRC||+1:21|
|7||Galloway Hills Rally
|1||Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair||Subaru Impreza||39:35|
|2||Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton [N 1]||Ford Fiesta R5||+0:03|
|3||Shaun Sinclair / Jamie Edwards||Subaru Impreza WRC||+0:44|
- Crew was not registered to score points towards the Scottish Rally Championship.
Drivers' championship standingsEdit
** Euan Thorburn finished second overall on the Galloway Hills Rally 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 drivers on each event as follows: 30, 28, 27, 26, and so on down to 1 point. At the end of the season, competitors nominate their best 6 scores out of the 7 events as their final overall Championship score.
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- "Armstrong takes second title as rallying gods curse Pearson". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "Bogie grabs Grampian as Thorburn seals SRC title". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
- "SACC Events Calendar 2017 Calendar". SACC. SACC. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "Rally Results from Scotland & Beyond..." FlyingFinish.co.uk. Flying Finish. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "Current Standings". SRC. Scottish Rally Championship. Retrieved 10 September 2017.