Rally of Scotland returns for a second year after a fantastic inaugural event. The event, will be the eleventh and penultimate round of the prestigious Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and will be broadcast live on Eurosport to an audience of millions worldwide.
Running a month earlier than in 2009, and on a Friday - Sunday format, this year's event will again be decided by three days of competitive driving over timed Special Stages on closed Forestry Commission Scotland gravel roads in Stirling and Perth and Kinross. The route will also feature a ceremonial start, central service park and ceremonial finish.
In 2009, Scotland staged the final round of the prestigious Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) over the weekend of Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November, forming a centrepiece event within the Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebrations. The event, secured by EventScotland, the national events agency, working in partnership with International Motor Sports together with Stirling and Perth and Kinross Councils, was first announced in October 2008 by Scotland's First Minister, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP.
The route took in some of Scotland's most iconic and historic landmarks across two of Scotland's most picturesque constituencies: Stirling and Perth and Kinross. The ceremonial start took place in the grounds of Scone Palace in Perth which is the former coronation site of Scotland's kings and queens. The event also visited the Service Parks at Blair Castle and Stirling City Centre before the ceremonial finish on the esplanade of Stirling Castle.