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2019 Scottish Rally Championship

Posted: January 10, 2019 6:28 AM - 1102 Hits

ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC)

KNC Groundworks Ltd joins Scottish Rally Championship as title sponsor

Posted: January 10, 2019 6:28 AM

Leading Scottish groundwork contractors KNC Groundworks Ltd have become the official title sponsor of the Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) for the 2019 season.

KNC Groundworks Ltd, based in Aberdeenshire, was first established in 2012 and specialises in repairing, maintaining and constructing a large variety of groundwork projects. Now inducted into the Guild of Master Craftsmen, the firm is going from strength to strength as it looks to expand its reach across Scotland in cohesion with the Scottish Rally Championship.

The SRC comprises of seven gravel events spanning the length and breadth of Scotland, with the season kicking off in Inverness with the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally on Saturday 9th February.

KNC Groundworks Ltd Managing Director Kevin Crawford is excited to see his company’s name headline all the championship branding, after joining the SRC as an associate sponsor in 2018.

“The opportunity arose for us [KNC Groundworks Ltd] to sponsor the championship, so it was the perfect opportunity to get involved with the sport that I am very passionate about,” Crawford explained.

“It’s a massive advertising outlet for the business and will ensure the brand is promoted across the country thanks to the wide range of events in each corner of Scotland. As associate sponsor last season, we have managed to grow our business through being known in rallying so we are looking forward to this season with the series.

“We are proud that our name will be up there at the start of the Snowman Rally and to have our name prominently on all the championship merchandise as well, it’s going to be exciting.”

Crawford himself is no stranger to the sport of rallying, having contested all but one of the rounds of last year’s SRC in a Mitsubishi Evo V.

For 2019, Crawford will step up to a newer Evo IX, and is looking to improve his speed and results this year.

“We sold the old car and traded it in for an Evo IX,” he said.

“We had a few runs in the car a couple of weeks ago which will take a bit of learning, but it should be good fun. Obviously we’d like to improve our pace and results but ultimately for us it’s all about having fun.”

SRC Chairman Gordon Adam is delighted to welcome KNC Groundworks Ltd onboard ahead of what promises to be another epic season of rallying in the Scottish Rally Championship.

“As we rapidly approach the 2019 season, everything is pointing towards another fantastic year of the Scottish Rally Championship,” Adam enthused.

“In KNC Groundworks Ltd, we have a tremendous title sponsor for the SRC, not least because their Managing Director is one of our competitors!

“We would like to thank Kevin Crawford and his team for their commitment to the series and we are sure KNC Groundworks Ltd and the Scottish Rally Championship can enjoy a fruitful partnership in 2019 and hopefully beyond.”

The KNC Groundworks Ltd Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship has produced both British and World rally champions since its inception in 1968.

Championship regulations for the 2019 season will be available imminently on the series’ official website.

Keep up to date with all the latest news via the website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SRC19.

The opening round of the SRC is the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally on Saturday 9th February, followed by six all gravel events covering Scotland.

Keep up to date with all the latest news via the website, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #SRC19.

CALENDAR REVEALED FOR 2019 SCOTTISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted: September 22, 2018 7:15 AM

Organisers of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) are delighted to announce the calendar for the 2019 SRC season which will once again comprise of seven forest events across the width and breadth of Scotland.

Around 150 registered competitors will tackle gravel forestry tracks during the course of the season in a bid to take the overall championship crown or one of the many unique awards on offer at the end of the season.

As is now tradition, the Inverness based Snowman Rally will kick off proceedings in early February, before a trip to the South of Scotland for the Border Counties Rally a month later. The Jedburgh-based event was unable to run this year due to the severe weather that blighted the country but returns to the SRC fold to form round two.

The ever-popular Speyside Stages hosts round three, before the classic Scottish Rally, the picturesque Argyll Rally, the challenging Grampian Forest Rally and the Galloway Hills Rally that will conclude the season in September. The atmosphere in Castle Douglas will be fever-pitch with the Galloway Hills also welcoming the British Rally Championship for its finale.

In a bid to encourage competitor participation, each event is at least four weeks apart, with the bigger gaps hoping to alleviate any financial strain between numerous rallies.

SRC Chairman Gordon Adam is looking forward to another fiercely competitive season in the forests in 2019, knowing that the drivers are in for a treat with such a strong crop of events to tackle.

“We are delighted to confirm all seven of our events again for 2019,” he said.

“No championship is complete without a strong calendar, and over the last few years each organising has proved they are capable of running their event at an extremely high standard with superb stages on offer.

“If the 2018 season is anything to go by, we are going to witness a truly sensational battle for overall and class honours next year.”

Championship Rounds*

Posted: September 22, 2018 7:12 AM

  1. Snowman Rally - (Sat) 9 Feb 19
  2. Border Counties Rally - 16 Mar 19
  3. Speyside Stages - (Sat) 20 Apr 19
  4. Scottish Rally - (Sat) 18 May 19
  5. Argyll Stages Rally - (Sat) 22 Jun 18
  6. Grampian Forest Rally - (Sat) 10 Aug 18
  7. Galloway Hills Rally - (Sat) 14 Sep 19
*subject to MSA approval

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