IRC: Rally of Scotland bosses happy with debut event

RAC MSA Rally of Scotland bosses hail inaugural event – and pledge to improve things for 2010.
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.

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L555 BAT - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 4:40 PM

Dispite lack of entries, weather etc. easily the best event i've been to this year. Plenty of battles throuought the field, right to the last stage. top job by organisers, great stages, sensibly marshalled and good size speccie areas. should be even better next year as its not the last round on the calendar.

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