Stobart Motorsport driver Kris Hall is hoping to get his Fiesta SportTrophy UK title bid back on track this weekend as he takes on the RSAC Scottish Rally, the fourth round of the FST UK competition, for the first time.
Hall's last outing in Scotland, at the Jim Clark Rally, ended in disappointment as he crashed off the road on the final day after skidding off on cold tyres, but the Appleby-based driver is looking forward to kick-starting his campaign in Dumfries on Saturday.
With the Fiesta SportTrophy UK reaching its midway point Hall is lying in fifth place overall, but there is still all to play for in the closely-fought championship.
“It is a completely new rally for me, but I think a lot of the stages are quite similar to the Pirelli Rally,” said the 22-year-old.
“I'm expecting it to be quite abrasive and grippy and that should suit me. I'm really looking forward to it.
“I think that whoever stays out of trouble is going to do well here so that's what I'll be aiming to do.”
Hall meanwhile will again have co-driver Robbie Durant on board after returning from commitments in the USA. The pair will take part in shakedown in Dumfries on Friday giving the duo the chance to get a feeling for being back on gravel for the first time since April's Pirelli Rally.