IRC: Q&A: Robert Reid - EXCLUSIVE.

I think so, especially given it is at the end of everyone's season and the eligible cars will be Super 2000 and Group N, which falls in line nicely with the British Rally Championship regulations. I would imagine that there are going to be quite a few competitors that are going to come and want to pit their skills against the best in the IRC.

The deal is for three-years, how do you think it will evolve over that period?

It is very early days still and it hasn't been decided how it will be in 2009 yet. Okay there is a date and it is happening - but there are a lot of things that the organising team have to put together in terms of start venues, finish venues and all the different bits and pieces. We need to wait and see what the format is in 'Year 1' and then make sure that is built on in the second two years.

Have you heard anything about the stages that could make up the route?

At the moment the only thing confirmed is that there are two Scottish regions involved in the bid. I think it is fair to say that the Perth and Kinross regions and Stirling will host the majority of the start-finish venues, service park and of course the stages.


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