2019 Scottish Rally Championship

2019 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 2019 series began on the snow-covered forest tracks around Inverness on 9 February, with the season finale taking place around Dalbeattie on 14 September.

Following the Grampian Stages Rally in August, Euan Thorburn and regular co-driver Paul Beaton were declared champions in their Ford Focus WRC. They had won four of the five events thus far and were uncatchable in the points table.

2019 calendarEdit

For season 2019 there are to be seven events held predominantly on gravel surfaces.[2]


Snowman Rally On 7 February it was announced via the organisers Facebook account that the 2019 event would be cancelled. The reason given was attributed to the extremely unsafe conditions of the course, with all stages having a thick covering of Ice.[3]


Round Dates Event Rally HQ Surface Website
- Cancelled Snowman Rally Inverness Gravel / Snow (website)
1 16 Mar Border Counties Rally Jedburgh Gravel (website)
2 20 Apr Speyside Stages Rally Elgin Gravel (website)
3 18 May RSAC Scottish Rally Lockerbie Gravel (website)
4 22 Jun Argyll Rally Dunoon Gravel (website)
5 10 Aug Grampian Stages Rally Banchory Gravel (website)
6 14 Sep Galloway Hills Rally Dalbeattie Gravel (website)

2019 events podiumEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers[4]
Placing Driver / Co-Driver Car Time /
Diff leader
- Snowman Rally
(Cancelled)
1
2
3
1 Border Counties Rally
(16 March)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 40:51
2 Garry Pearson / Dale Bowen Ford Fiesta R5 +0:33
3 Stephen Petch / Michael Wilkinson[N 1] Ford Fiesta +1:26
2 Speyside Stages
(20 April)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 39:46
2 Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair Subaru Impreza +0:41
3 Freddie Milne / Patrick Walsh Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII +1:29
3 RSAC Scottish Rally
(18 May)
1 David Bogie / John Rowan Škoda Fabia R5 40:14
2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC +00:06
3 Garry Pearson / Dale Bowen Ford Fiesta R5 +00:20
4 Argyll Rally
(22 June)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 40:36
2 Garry Pearson / Dale Bowen Ford Fiesta R5 +01:02
3 Bruce McCombie / Michael Coutts Ford Focus WRC +01:44
5 Grampian Stages Rally
(10 August)
1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton Ford Focus WRC 42:30
2 Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair Subaru Impreza +0:27
3 John Wink / Neil Shanks Hyundai i20 R5 +1:55
6 Galloway Hills Rally
(14 September)
1 David Bogie / John Rowan Mini WRC 41:15.2
2 Jock Armstrong / Cameron Fair Subaru Impreza +1:08.3
3 Michael Binnie / Claire Mole Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX +1:52.6
  1. ^ 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[5]
1 Euan Thorburn Ford Focus WRC - 1 1 2 1 1 DNP* 148
2 Jock Armstrong Subaru Impreza - 5 2 4 DNP* 2 2 135
3 Michael Binnie Mitsubishi Evo IX - 4 4 9* 4 4 3 131
4 Keith Morris Mitsubishi Evo IX - 13 10 10 Ret* 7 7 109
4= Alan Dickson Mitsubishi Evo IX - 10* 9 10 7 9 7 109
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 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "SRC calendar revealed for 2019". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally – Statement on behalf of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship". SRC. SRC. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Rally Results from Scotland & Beyond..." FlyingFinish.co.uk. Flying Finish. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Current Standings". SRC. Scottish Rally Championship. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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