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`Repeat win hopes for Peugeot Team ' Pirelli British Rally Championship, Round 3, The Scottish Rally 8-9th June `02 The third round of the Pirelli British Rally Championship kicks off next weekend north of the border, in Dumfries. The Scottish...

`Repeat win hopes for Peugeot Team '

Pirelli British Rally Championship, Round 3, The Scottish Rally 8-9th June `02

The third round of the Pirelli British Rally Championship kicks off next weekend north of the border, in Dumfries. The Scottish Rally will provide some of the fastest stages so far this season for official works drivers, Rory Galligan and leading Super 1600 driver Justin Dale. The event is based in and around Dumfries and Newton Stewart with 120 miles of competitive stages.

Justin Dale from Long Parish in Hampshire will be first of the International field on Saturday 8th June at 10.01am followed closely by team-mate, Irishman Rory Galligan, at 10.02am. The Peugeot Total team, who are currently leading the manufacturers title by 10 points to nearest rival MG X Power, are confident the works cars are well set-up for the Scottish Rally. The Scottish is a tough rally with six stages each on Saturday and Sunday with limited time in service.

National Rally outright winner in 2001 - Justin Dale commented; "Andrew (co-driver) and I have won our class at the Scottish Rally a number of times in recent years. I always enjoy the Scottish Rally; it's very similar to the Rally of Wales. After winning our class in Wales we are looking to repeat our performance again, hopefully with a quicker time."

It is just nine months since 2001 Peugeot Super 106 Cup winner, and now works driver, Rory Galligan from Old Castle, Ireland was last out in Scotland. Galligan has every reason to be optimistic since his win there helped secure his Peugeot Super 1600 works drive this year.

Galligan, who suffered problems during the Rally of Wales, commented; "Saturday will be new to me. I am very familiar with the stages on Sunday but I have to start with fresh notes for Saturday, so Justin will have an advantage with notes to go on from previous years. However, I was happy with my performance at the Rally of Wales and I hope I will be happy after this event. It was disappointing for the team after Wales, but I am getting more and more miles and I know where I need to improve."

Timetable:

6th June 07.00
17:00 Recce (Forest Stages) Glen Trool

7th June 07.00
12.00 Recce (Forest stages, remainder)
15.00 - 20:30 Scrutineering Dumfries Ice Bowl

8th June 10:00 Rally Start Stage Miles
12:46 Service - Newton Stewart
15:39 Service - Newton Stewart
18:38 Service - Dumfries, Park Farm
19:43 Parc Ferme 62.85

9th June 08.00 Re-start Stage Miles
10:28 Service - Dumfries, Park Farm
13:34 Service - Dumfries, Park Farm
16:13 Service - Dumfries, Park Farm 61.11 16:33 Finish

Championship Results:

Name Location Car R.1. R.2. Total
Jonny Milner York Toyota Corolla 1 2 16
Justin Dale Long Parish Peugeot 206 XS 3 10 13
Guy Wilks Darlington Ford Puma 6 6 12
Gwyndaf Evans Dolgellau MG ZR X Power 10 0 10
Rory Galligan is in 10th position in his Peugeot 206 XS with 4 points overall.

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Series BRC
Drivers Justin Dale , Guy Wilks , Gwyndaf Evans