Formula One World Championship titles, Indianapolis 500 victories, Le Mans 24 Hours wins, World Rally Championship crowns… the small nation of Scotland has left an indelible mark on the world of motor sport world over the decades and it continues to do so today. To celebrate this long-running success and to look to the future, the Motor Sports Association, the sport’s UK governing body, has created the 'Scottish Motorsport Festival', a week of events (01-09 October 2011) bookended by the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally and the RACMSA Rally of Scotland, two of the country’s premier sporting events.
The newly created Scottish Motorsport Festival will feature lots of highlights and activities. There will be star driver forums; the best of Scottish rally talent competing in the final round of the Scottish Rally Championship on the McRae Stages; an introduction to karting for schools; a special autotest between the media and leading competitors from the Intercontinental Rally Challenge motorsport; Scottish debuts for some of the Colin McRae’s car collection; the excitement and speed of Europe’s best crews tacking the RACMSA Rally of Scotland stages; the launch of a new rally championship for 14-17 year old children at Scone Palace; plus the final round of the Scottish Motor Racing Club’s year taking place at Knockhill. All these experiences give the Festival an exciting and packed programme with something for everyone to enjoy.
Backed by EventScotland, the national events agency, this inaugural Scottish Motorsport Festival puts the spotlight on rallying the partners believe that this new initiative has the potential to embrace an even wider spectrum of motor sport disciplines as the Festival evolves and grows in future years.
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