Organisers of RAC MSA Rally of Scotland believe they have a lot to be proud about after the country hosted its first Intercontinental Rally Challenge event earlier this month.

The gravel rally, which enjoyed live television coverage on Eurosport, brought the curtain down on the IRC season and received glowing praise from competitors.

"It's been a team that has put this all together and I'm proud of the whole team," said clerk of the course, Iain Campbell. "It's been a steep learning curve but all stages started on time despite the difficult weather conditions.

"Also, the battle for the lead was nip and tuck to the finish and that made it very exciting."

The Rally of Scotland will return to the IRC calendar in 2010 when it forms the eleventh and penultimate round of the series from October 14-16. Before then, Campbell plans to have introduced several improvements.

"We're looking mainly for sunshine but we will be making some tweaks to the format too," he added.