To celebrate the inaugural RACMSA Rally of Scotland, 19-21 November, organisers have resurrected one of rallying’s most prestigious historic awards, ‘The Sun Trophy’. The trophy was previously given as the top prize for the RAC Rally and now the winner of Scotland’s first ever round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) will get the chance to make their mark in history.
The esteemed award has been on display at the headquarters of the Motor Sports Association since 1968, when it was last presented to Finnish winner Simo Lampinen. It will be awarded to a winning driver for the first time in more than 40 years at the Rally of Scotland’s Ceremonial Finish on Saturday 21 November, which is taking place at the majestic Stirling Castle. The ceremony will be free for spectators and will include a large screen showing all the action from the rally as well as commentaries and interviews from all the crews.
The winner of The Sun Trophy will have their name go down in history when it is engraved onto the base of the award, along with the Rally of Scotland logo. Further honour will be bestowed upon the winner, with the knowledge that the solid silver trophy - which has been valued at about £20,000 - will then be put back on permanent display at the Motor Sports Association alongside awards emblazoned with the names of the greatest drivers in British motorsport.