Scottish Rally Championship

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Scottish Rally Championship
Scottish Rally Championship (logo).jpg
Country United Kingdom
Inaugural season 1968
Drivers Varies from event to event
Tyre suppliers open
Drivers' champion United Kingdom Jock Armstrong
Official website scottishrallychampionship.co.uk/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Scottish Rally Championship is a rallying series run throughout Scotland over the course of a year, that comprises seven gravel rallies and one tarmac event.[1] Points are awarded to the top placed drivers and the driver scoring the highest number of points over the season is declared Champion. The championship has always been a breeding ground for many World Rally Championship drivers, including Colin & Alister McRae, Robbie Head and Barry Clark.

Notable previous champions have included Mitsubishi Ralliart founder Andrew Cowan, who won the championship in 1976 in a Colt Lancer, and former World Rally Champion, Colin McRae who performed a giant killing act when he took the series crown in 1988 in his humble Vauxhall Nova.

Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally 2008[edit]

The 2008 season finale, the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally saw an enhanced entry list of 'rally legends' in honour of Colin who died in 2007. The impressive entry list included ex-World Championship drivers Hannu Mikkola, Ari Vatanen (partnered by his 1981 WRC winning co-driver David Richards), Björn Waldegård, Malcolm Wilson, Russell Brookes, Jimmy McRae, Andrew Cowan and Louise Aitken-Walker, many competing in their original cars. A handful of current WRC drivers also took part including Matthew Wilson and Travis Pastrana. The event was deemed a great success, attracting record spectator numbers to the Perthshire forests. Outright winner was Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson in a Ford Focus WRC, with Colin's brother Alister winning the "legends" portion of the rally.

Champions[edit]

Season Driver Co-Driver Car
2016 Jock Armstrong Paula Swinscoe Subaru Impreza
2015 Jock Armstrong Paula Swinscoe Subaru Impreza
2014 Euan Thorburn Paul Beaton Ford Focus RS WRC
2013 David Bogie Kevin Rae Ford Focus RS WRC
2012 David Bogie Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, Metro 6R4
2011 David Bogie Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, Metro 6R4
2010 David Bogie Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, Ford Focus RS WRC
2009 David Bogie Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, Toyota Corolla WRC
2008 Jimmy Girvan Kirsty Riddick Subaru Impreza
2007 Gary Adam Gordon Adam Subaru Impreza
2006 Dave Weston Steven Clark Ford Focus RS WRC
2005 Barry Johnson Stewart Merry Subaru Impreza WRC
2004 Raymond Munro Stewart Merry Subaru Impreza WRC
2003 Raymond Munro Neil Ewing Subaru Impreza WRC
2002 Barry Johnson Gordon Adam Subaru Impreza
2001 cancelled due to outbreak of Foot-and-mouth disease
2000 Andrew Wood Ann Parker Audi 90
1999 Jon Burn Stan Quirk MG Metro 6R4
1998 Jimmy Paterson Fred Bell Subaru Impreza
1997 Brian Lyall John Bennie Subaru Impreza
1996 Jimmy Christie Murdo Campbell MG Metro 6R4
1995 David Gillanders Martin Forrest Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1994 Michael Horne Monty Pearson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1993 Murray Grierson Stewart Merry MG Metro 6R4
1992 Raymond Munro Neil Ewing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1991 Donald Milne Bob Wilson Nissan Engined Metro 6R4
1990 Jimmy Girvan Campbell Roy Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
1989 Andrew Wood Campbell Roy Vauxhall Astra
1988 Colin McRae Derek Ringer Vauxhall Nova, Nissan 240RS, Peugeot 205 RWD, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1987 Murray Grierson Roger Anderson Opel Kadett 400
1986 Ken Wood Peter Brown MG Metro 6R4
1985 George Marshall Roger Anderson Nissan 240RS
1984 Ken Wood Peter Brown Rover Vitesse SD1
1983 Jimmy Fleming Rodger MacFarland Toyota Starlet
1982 Ken Wood Peter Brown Triumph TR7 V8
1981 Donald Heggie Ian Mungall Ford Escort RS1800
1980 Drew Gallacher John Eyres Vauxhall Chevette
1979 Drew Gallacher David McHarg Ford Escort
1978 Drew Gallacher David McHarg Ford Escort
1977 Charles Samson Alec Samson Ford Escort
1976 Andrew Cowan Colt Lancer
1975 Charles Samson Alec Samson Ford Escort
1974 Arthur Jasper Bill Crabb Ford Escort
1973 Drew Gallacher Ian Muir Ford Escort RS1600
1972 James Rae Michael Malcolm Ford Escort RS1600
1971 Bob Watson Hugh McNeil Ford Escort Twin Cam
1970 James Rae Michael Malcolm Ford Escort 1300 GT
1969 Donald Heggie George Deans Escort Twin Cam
1968 Mike Hibbert Ford Escort

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