Entries have now officially opened for the 2010 RACMSA Rally of Scotland (15-17 October) – the penultimate round of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
It is anticipated the event will attract one of the most competitive entry lists of the 2010 IRC season due to its positioning on the calendar when many of the top drivers will be hoping to keep their title hopes on course.
Likewise, the way is open for domestic-based crews to make a name for themselves on the international stage thanks to the running of a National-seeded event on three of Sunday’s stages – including the mighty 33km Loch Ard stage – soon after the IRC competitors.
The IRC’s seven events to date – in Monte Carlo, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Portugal – have produced six different winners with each of the front-running names having suffered at least one non-score along the way.That’s left the title race wide open and with each driver’s end-of-season total made up from their best seven scores out of the 12 rallies on the schedule. 2010’s Rally of Scotland could go down as one of the most exciting international rallies to be held in Britain in the past decade.
The 2010 Rally of Scotland will start at historic Scone Palace on the Friday evening (15 Oct) before heading into some of rallying’s most dramatic stages in Perth and Kinross and Stirling on the Saturday and Sunday. Perth Airport will provide crews with a central service while the Ceremonial Finish (on Sunday afternoon) will be held at Stirling Castle. On the Sunday, there will be added value for money entertainment with the National-seeded rally running soon after the IRC field.