2018 Scottish Rally Championship

2018 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 surface events.[1]

The 2018 series began in the snow-covered forest tracks around Inverness on 10 February, with the season finale taking place around Castle Douglas on 8 September.

Aberdeen based haulage company ARR Craib were the championship sponsors for the sixth year in a row.[2]

Driver Euan Thorburn and regular co-driver Paul Beaton who won the 2017 championship[3] did not contest the 2018 championship.

Following the Galloway Hills Rally in September driver Andrew Gallacher and co-driver Jane Nicol were declared 2018 champions in their Ford Focus WRC.[4]

2018 calendarEdit

For season 2018 there was to be seven events held predominantly on gravel surfaces.[5]

Border Counties Rally: On 2 March it was announced by press release that the 2018 event would be postponed. This was due to severe winter weather in the area on the weekend prior to the expected date of 10 March that would impede the stage preparation.[6] Organisers were in talks with the SRC to make alternative arrangements however no date could be agreed and the event was abandoned for 2018.

Round Dates Event Rally HQ Surface Website
1 10 Feb Snowman Rally Inverness Gravel / Snow (website)
- Cancelled Border Counties Rally Jedburgh Gravel (website)
2 21 Apr Speyside Stages Rally Elgin Gravel (website)
3 19 May RSAC Scottish Rally Dumfries Gravel (website)
4 23 Jun Argyll Rally Dunoon Gravel (website)
5 11 Aug Grampian Stages Rally Banchory Gravel (website)
6 8 Sep Galloway Hills Rally Castle Douglas Gravel (website)

2018 events podiumEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers[7]
Placing Driver / Co-Driver Car Time /
Diff leader
1 Snowman Rally
(10 February)
1 Andrew Gallacher / Jane Nicol Ford Focus WRC 46:28
2 Quintin Milne / Sean Donnelly Subaru Impreza WRC +0:06
3 Donnie Macdonald / Andrew Falconer Ford Fiesta R5 +0:20
- Border Counties Rally
(Cancelled)
1
2
3
2 Speyside Stages
(21 April)
1 David Bogie / John Rowan Skoda Fabia R5 38:34
2 Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair Subaru Impreza +1:16
3 Freddie Milne / Patrick Walsh Subaru Impreza WRC +2:00
3 RSAC Scottish Rally
(19 May)
1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae Skoda Fabia R5 42:38
2 Mark McCulloch / Michael Hendry Ford Fiesta R5 +1:11
3 Rory Young / Paul Beaton Ford Fiesta R5 +1:30
4 Argyll Rally
(23 June)
1 Andrew Gallacher / Jane Nicol Ford Focus WRC 41:16
2 Donnie Macdonald / Jamie Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 +0:05
3 Bruce McCombie / Michael Coutts Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX +0:32
5 Grampian Stages Rally
(11 August)
1 Barry McKenna / Arthur Kierans[N 1] Ford Fiesta R5 41:30
2 Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair Subaru Impreza +0:56
3 Gary Pearson / Dale Bowen Ford Fiesta R5 +1:11
6 Galloway Hills Rally
(8 September)
1 David Bogie / John Rowan Skoda Fabia R5 38:04
2 Gary Pearson / Dale Bowen Ford Fiesta R5 +0:45
3 Jonny Greer / Liam Regan [N 1] Ford Fiesta R5 +0:51
  1. ^ a b Crew was not registered to score points towards the Scottish Rally Championship.

Drivers Points ClassificationEdit

Pos Driver Car SNO
BCR
SSR
SCO
ARG
GSR
GHR
 Points[8]
1 Andrew Gallacher Ford Focus WRC 1 - 8* 7 1 4 7 134
2 Donnie Macdonald Ford Fiesta R5 3 - 6 5 2 6 Ret* 128
3 John Wink Hyundai i20 R5 6 - 39* 4 5 8 3 124
4 Bruce McCombie Mitsubishi Evo IX 7 - 7 6 3 5 DNS* 122
5 Mark McCulloch Ford Fiesta R5/Subaru Impreza 12 - 4 2 Ret* 9 6 118
Pos Driver Car SNO
BCR
SSR
SCO
ARG
GSR
GHR
 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

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 count their best 5 scores out of the 6 events as his/her final overall Championship score.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SRC homepage". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "ARR Craib extend Scottish Rally Championship sponsorship into sixth consecutive year". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Watch Thorburn take the Scottish Rally Championship Crown". Daily Record. Daily Record. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Bogie wins as Gallacher becomes Scottish Rally Champion". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  5. ^ "SRC calendar revealed for 2018". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Event Statement 2". Border Counties Rally. Border Counties Rally. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Rally Results from Scotland & Beyond..." FlyingFinish.co.uk. Flying Finish. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Current Standings". SRC. Scottish Rally Championship. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

External linksEdit