Following on the cancellation of the Rally of Wales and postponement of the Pirelli Rally, the British Rally Championship has changed it's calendar again as the Scottish rally also falls foul of the Foot & Mouth epidemic. Kumho Tyres Scottish...
Following on the cancellation of the Rally of Wales and postponement of the Pirelli Rally, the British Rally Championship has changed it's calendar again as the Scottish rally also falls foul of the Foot & Mouth epidemic. Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally postponed to September
The Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally, which was to have taken place on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16.
Commenting on the announcements, Jonathan Lord, Clerk of the Course for the events, said: "Last month we were remaining hopeful that the foot and mouth epidemic might have ended in time for us to run the Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally on its June dates, but as we said at the time, we would be watching the situation closely and consulting with the agricultural authorities. The way that the epidemic has developed over the intervening weeks has made it quite clear that the rally must be postponed in the interests of the agricultural community."
On its new September dates the Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally will remain based in Dumfries. With financial and operational support from Dumfries and Galloway Council, the rally is a counter in the MSA British Rally Championship and the Formula Rally series. As one of the biggest events in the area, it generates at least £1 million of additional business for Dumfries and Galloway.
The rally will follow the schedule proposed for the original dates in June. It will start in Dumfries, on the morning of Saturday, September 15, before heading north east to tackle the Forest of Ae and some other classic rally stages. The crews then return to Dumfries for an overnight rest halt, before restarting, on Sunday morning, heading west into the final sections in the Dumfries and Galloway forests.
- Further information on the Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally is available from the Royal Scottish Automobile Club (Motor Sport) Ltd, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AG. Telephone 0141 204 4999. Fax 0141 204 4949. E-mail email@example.com. The Kumho Tyres Scottish Rally website is at www.rsacmotorsport.co.uk/scottishrally/
The British Rally Championship website at http://www.motorsport.co.uk has up to date information on event changes.