David Bogie

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David Bogie
David Bogie.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Scotland Scottish
Born (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 27)
Dumfries
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2004 -
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
First rally 2013 Wales Rally

David Bogie (born 31 July 1987) is a Scottish rally driver from Dumfries. He held the title of Scottish Rally Champion for a record breaking five consecutive years from 2009 until 2013. At the end of season 2011, he was both Scottish and British Rally Champion, the first person ever to hold both titles simultaneously.

Career[edit]

His first rally was in 2004 at the wheel of a Vauxhall Nova on a round of the SRC. He continued to use this car throughout 2005 and 2006 in the BTRDA Rally Championship in the 1400 section. In 2007, he had his first stage win, driving a Toyota Corolla WRC. That year he came third in the SRC, a feat he repeated in 2008.

2009 saw him mount a full season in the British Rally Championship where, despite two podium finishes, reliability problems with his Mitsubishi EVO X meant he had a disappointing season. Bogie and long term co-driver, Kevin Rae from Hawick,[1] took the SRC crown in 2009, at age 22, becoming the youngest winner of the SRC since Colin McRae in 1988.

During the 2010 SRC season, he drove his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 (with a one-off outing in a Ford Focus WRC) where he took maximum points in six of the eight rounds of the championship.[2]

August 2011 saw Bogie clinch the Scottish Rally Championship for the third successive year with 2 rounds remaining. Winning four of the six rounds so far, again in his Mitsubishi (with a one-off outing in his fathers Metro 6R4), he was uncatchable on points by this stage in the competition.[3]

On 24 September 2011, David Bogie finished 3rd in the Yorkshire rally. This result ensured he had enough points to be crowned British Rally Champion for the first time.[4] He is the first Scot to win both the Scottish and British Rally Championships in the same year.

In September 2012, following the Merrick Forest Stages Rally he and his co-driver Kevin Rae were declared Scottish Rally Champions for the fourth year in succession.

SRC season 2013 saw Bogie retire his Mitsubishi EVO and take to the stages in an ex-Colin McRae Ford Focus WRC 02.[5]

Events[edit]

On 18 August 2012, David Bogie made his debut at Rally Hebrides in a specially prepared MK2 Escort.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rally aces head north"
  2. ^ "Bogie bags Scottish title number 2". scottishrallychampionship.co.uk. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bogie/Rae clinch 3rd Scottish title". scottishrallychampionship.co.uk. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "David Bogie and Kevin Rae Crowned British Rally Champions"
  5. ^ "Rally champ focuses on new car". itv.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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