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ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE BRITTISH HEART FOUNDATION


1. Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd. will promote a Clubsport status Production Car  Autotest and a Clubman status  Autotest on Sunday May 10th 2015 at Knockhill Racing Circuit, by Dunfermline, Fife.

2. The meeting will be held under the General Regulations of the RACMSA Ltd incorporating the provisions of the International Code of the FIA,these supplementary regulations, and any written instructions the promoting club may issue.

3. MSA Permit No. TBA

4. The event is open to all fully elected members of the organising Club and also members of  the following invited Clubs: Dunfermline CC, 750 MC, Stonehaven & Dist. MC, Scottish Sporting CC, South of Scotland CC, 63 CC, EUMSC, Solway CC, GUMSC, Aberdeen & District MC, Berwick & District MC, East Ayrshire CC, Knockhill MSC, 55 CC and all other clubs who are members of the SACC.

5. All entrants must produce a valid club membership card.

 

GMSC Membership costs £10 per adult, £2 per junior( 16 or under), and may be applied for on the day.

 

6. The programme of the meeting will be:- Scrutineering starts at 10.00a.m., and any competitor not signed on by 10.45.a.m. may be excluded. First car starts at 11.00.a.m.

7. The Production Car Autotest will consist of 5 classes as follows :-

  1.  Front wheel drive saloons up to 1400cc
  2.  Front wheel drive saloons over 1400cc.
  3. Front wheel drive cars with no MOT.
  4. Rear wheel drive saloons.
  5. Rear wheel drive open and sports cars.

   The  Clubman event will consist of 6 classes as follows:-

  1. Front wheel drive  saloons up to 1400cc
  2. Front wheel drive  saloons over 1400cc.
  3. All specials and sports cars.
  4. Rear wheel drive saloons up to 1400cc.
  5. Rear wheel drive saloons over 1400cc.
  6. Production cars as per MSA Technical regulations F12.1 through to F12.4..

 

8. All vehicles must comply with RACMSA Technical Regulations.

9. Child Protection :- If competitor is uder 18, Entry Form must be countersigned by a parent or guardian. The Parent or guardian, or an appointed representative must be present during the competition and must sign on the competitors signing on sheet. If a parent or guardian will not be present, a responsible adult representative must be appointed, must show written authority from the parent or guardian to act as the child’s representative and must countersign the competitors signing on sheet.

10. Awards will be presented as follows in each event:-

    1st in class- an award providing 3 or more start in the class.

    FTD- an award.

11. The entry list opens on receipt of these regulations and closes finally on Sunday 10th May 2015. The entry fee is £15.00.

12. The Secretary of the meeting to whom all entries must be sent is :- Bill Creevy, Norlands, Greenbrig Road, Barnyards, Kilconquhar, Fife, KY9 1PA----Tel. 01333 340 346 / 07740374458, e-mail---bill.creevy @ btinternet.com

13. The maximum entry for the meeting is 60 and the minimum is 3. Should any of the above figures be reached the organisers have the right to amalgamate the classes or cancel the event.Entry will be selected by receipt. Entry fees may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours prior to the event.

14.Other officials are :-

Clerk of the Course--Graham Murray

Club Steward ----- TBA

Scrutineer ----Gordon Finnie.

Timekeeper---Raymond Mann.

15. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the event.(B13.1.B).

16. Any protest must be lodged as per 05.2

17.

{a} Details of the  6 tests will be available at signing on.

{b}Each driver will have 2 runs at each test with the better result to count.

(c) Timing will be by hand held watch.

(d) The starting signal will be 3,2,1,GO.

(e) The order of attempting tests will be in class order.

 

18. Practising will not be allowed.

19. Competitors will be identified by numbers, which will be provided by the organisers.

20. Marking and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the MSA General Regulations.

21. All other General Regulations of the RACMSA apply as written except for the following, which are modified:-

F.4.4.3 Pylons may be less than 1 metre high.

 

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE BRITTSH HEART FOUNDATION


 

The Aquarius Navigational Rally 2015 - Final Instructions 

Seeded Entry List
Additional Files: 
AUTHORISATION.

MSA Permit No. (National B)  86522

MSA Permit No. (Clubman)    86523

Route Authorisation No.        001/15/S

 

PROGRAMME. & ROUTE. (SR7s combined, numbering typo!)

Scrutineering & Signing On Open

17:00

Saturday 24th February

Scrutineering & Signing On Close, Drivers Briefing

19:30

 

Standard Time at MTC0

20:00

 

Standard Time at MTC1

Standard Time at MTC35

22:00

02:33

 

Sunday 25th February

 

Trailer Parking & Noise

58/ 1080 028½

Kinross Services, Kinross, KY13 0NQ

Scrutineering

58/ 1200 0470

Stewart & Smart, 8-6 Stirling Road, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9XG

Documentation / MTC0

58/ 1220 0470

Thistle Hotel, 25 New Road, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9XT

MTC35

58/ 1220 0470

Thistle Hotel, 25 New Road, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9XT

 

Small spill kits (as required by SR.9) shall be available for purchase at Noise, at a cost of £6.00.

 

Competitors will be supplied with route cards and route instructions as necessary at MTC0. Time cards and a list of out of bounds areas and Quiet Zones may be provided at signing on. These documents will provide all the information necessary for competitors to comply with R.9. The correct route will be deemed to be the shortest route which complies with the instructions, and straight-on unless otherwise instructed.

 

Abbreviations which may be used shall be as follows:

!              Caution

CAR        Consider All Roads CRO Coloured Roads Only NAM               Not As Map

SGW      Stop at Give Way (all wheels must cease all forward motion)

GW         Give Way

 

All route instructions shall be Coloured Roads Only (CRO) unless otherwise indicated.

 

The total mileage will consist of approximately 115 miles on both public highway & private property, of which approximately 85 miles shall be competitive. Under-guarding will not be necessary. Fuel will be available on route after approximately 65 miles.

 

Example route instructions are as follows (based on 2014 route):

STC5

58/ 020½ 1350

SW

NE

! Q in Dunning

 

58/ 018½ 145½

SSE

WSW

SGW

! blind

NTC6

58/ 002½ 139½

ENE

WSW

 

 

 

NTC6

 

 

� PC6A

SGW

! Joining A824

 

58/ 002½ 139½

 

 


 

 

 

 


OFFICIALS.

Clerk of the Course

Richard Crozier

Deputy Clerk of Course

Jonathan Stepney

Secretary of the Meeting                                            

Richard Crozier

Entries Secretary    

Maureen Crozier

Chief Marshal                      

Richard Crozier

Chief Timekeeper    

TBC

Chief Scrutineer                   

George Shiels

Club Steward                       

Steve Turnbull

Child Protection Officer         

Bill Creevy

 

 

RESULTS & AWARDS.

The following awards shall be presented:

 

1st Overall              An award each

1st Expert              An award each

1st Clubman           An award each

 

No competitor may win more than one award.

 

N.B. We did eventually receive sufficient entries that would have also justified awards for 1st Novice and 2nd Clubman, but only after official close of entries!! Absence of silverware = another reason to get your entries in on time folks!

 

 

TIMING & CONTROLS.

Delete control types STS (Special Test Start) & STF (Special Test Finish) – no Special Tests have been applied for. Control & timing procedures are elaborated upon as follows:

R.9.2.1. Any control is considered to extend for 50m around the actual point at which Officials are making their records, or 3m in the case of NAM “See Diagram” controls.

R.12.3. The time of arrival at or departure from a control including intermediate and final controls of Regularity Sections, will be the time at which the Time Card is presented by the Competitor concerned, providing all crew members and cars are within the control area.

R.30.2.2. Where a control at the end of a section timed to the second (or to the second and part thereof) also forms the start of a section timed to the minute, the time of departure will be considered as being the same as arrival, but ignoring any seconds or parts thereof.

 

SEEDED ENTRY LIST.

Provisional schedule time at MTC0 is 20:00 plus car number.

 

 

 

 

PRE-START PROCESS MAPS

 

 

Please proceed to Scrutineering by turning left 58/ 1120 0260 mini-roundabout to remain on A911, i.e. avoiding

Kinross town centre.

If supplies needed that can’t be found at Services, Sainsbury’s supermarket ~100m beyond this junction, on right.

 

 

 

Should Scrutineering venue be full, please queue in the “Waiting Area” car park just beyond, and await bay becoming available.

 

Once completed Scrutineering, proceed to designated parking round back of start venue. Should this be full, please continue on to end of Back Loan (1-way street), and utilise free on-street parking.

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The Aquarius Navigational Rally 2015 

The Aquarius Navigational Rally 2015

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club are pleased to announce that the Supplementary Regulations and Entries are now available for the 2015 Aquarius Navigational Rally, the opening round of the SACC Navigational Rally Championship, on the night of 24th/25th January 2015.

For an entry fee of just £40, we are offering a route of up to 142 miles on some of the best lanes in Perth and Kinross and Fife, on OS Maps 58 and 59, starting and finishing in Kinross, with halfway refuel in Glenrothes.

Following feedback from previous years, this year will see the event run to a **PRE-PLOT NAVIGATION** format for the first time. With two hours pre-start to plot the straightforward "no nonsense" grid reference and tulip navigation, we hope this will make the even even more accessible to newcomers to road and/or night events.

Wishing all prospective competitors, marshals and friends all the best for the New Year, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Kinross on the 24th January!

Click Here to view and download the Supplementary Regulations and entry form.

Or Click Here to use the online entries system.

The Aquarius Navigational Rally - Supplementary Regulations 

Click Here to use the online entries system.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS.

2005       Stewart Anderson / Ewan Leeming      BMW

2006-12   Not held

2013       John Clark / Steve Turnbull                  Audi Quattro

2014       Drew Barker / Stuart Waite                   Vauxhall Corsa

2015       …

 

1 ANNOUNCEMENT.

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd will organise a National B and Clubman permit Navigational Rally The Aquarius Navigational

Rally on 24th/25th January 2015, starting & finishining in Kinross.

 

2 JURISDICTION.

The meeting will be held under the General Regulations of The Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event.

 

3 AUTHORISATION.

MSA Permit No. (National B)  TBA MSA Permit No. (Clubman)    TBA Route Authorisation No.          TBA

 

4 ELIGIBILITY.

The National B event is open to members of the organising club, registered competitors in the Scottish Association of Car Clubs Navigational Rally Championship, and members of any club affiliated with the following invited regional associations:

Scottish Association of Car Clubs, Association of North East & Cumbria Car Clubs, Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs, Association of Northern Car Clubs

 

The Clubman event is open to members of the organising club, and the following invited clubs:

55 CC, 63 CC, 750 MC Scotland, Berwick & District MC, Border Ecosse CC, Dunfermline CC, East Ayrshire CC, Edinburgh University MSC, Highland CC, Knockhill MSC, Saltire RC, Scottish Sporting CC, Solway CC, South of Scotland CC, Stonehaven & District MC.

 

5 LICENCES.

Competitors in the National B event must produce a valid 2015 MSA competition licence and Club Membership Card. GMSC membership can be obtained for £10 adult, £2 under 17. Drivers and navigators require a Non-Race National B licence or higher.

 

Applications for licences can be applied for on the day, and must be accompanied by a passport photo and a fully filled out form with credit card details or a cheque payable to the Motorsport Sports Association – don’t seal the envelope.

You can download the licence application form from  https://www.msauk.org/assets/2015competitionlicenceapplicationform.pdf

and the Competition Licence notes from  https://www.msauk.org/assets/2015competitionlicencenotes.pdf

 

Competitors in the Clubman event will not require a competition licence, but must produce a valid 2015 Club Membership Card. GMSC membership can be obtained for £10 adult, £2 under 17.

 

6 CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The National B event shall form part of the 2015 Scottish Association of Car Clubs Navigational Rally Championship

(2015/TBC), and the 2015 Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Championship.

 

The Clubman event shall form part of the 2015 Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Championship only.

 

7 PROGRAMME.

Entries Close

 

21:00

 

Friday 16th January

Scrutineering & Signing On Open

17:00

Saturday 24th February

Scrutineering & Signing On Close, Drivers Briefing

19:30

 

Standard Time at MTC0

20:00

 

Standard Time at MTC1

22:00

 

 

7 ROUTE.

Competitors will require Ordnance Survey Landranger (1:50000) maps 58 Edition B4 (2013) & 59 Edition C3 (2010). Any feature of the map, legend or cardboard cover may be used to define the route to be taken.

Competitors will be supplied with route cards and route instructions as necessary at MTC0. Time cards and a list of out of bounds areas and Quiet Zones may be provided at signing on. These documents will provide all the information necessary for competitors to comply with R.9. The correct route will be deemed to be the shortest route which complies with the instructions, and straight-on unless otherwise instructed.

The total mileage will consist of up to 142 miles on both public highway & private property. Under-guarding will not be necessary. Competitors should ensure they carry enough fuel to travel approximately 75 miles.

Fuel will be available within 2 miles of the start & finish venues (both 24hr), and along the route.

 

8 CLASSES.

Entries for all events will be divided into the following classes:

Expert – Either member of the crew having finished in the top 3 of a road event of National B or higher status on at least three occasions, in the last 5 years (i.e. since 1st January 2010), in the role entered

Semi-Expert – Either member of the crew having finished in the top 10 of a road event of National B or higher status on at least three occasions, in the last 5 years (i.e. since 1st January 2010), in the role entered

Novice – All crews not eligible for the other two classes

 

9 TECHNICAL REGULATIONS.

All vehicles must comply with the MSA technical regulations J.5. and R.16.1.7., and must be taxed, MOT’d and insured for use on the public highway. Competitors should in particular note the following:-

J.5.20.6 – Vehicles of a commercial type, such as vans/pick-ups, may be used.

R.6.1.1 – Competitors will be identified by numbers issued by the organisers. Cars will be identified by two rally plates. These must be fixed to the nearside back window and to the rear window of the car. They must be removed on completion of the event or upon retirement.

R.18.5 – Vehicles must have a max of four forward facing beams, as well as side and indicator lights.

R.18.6 – The vehicle must be currently registered and taxed as a Private Car.

R.18.6.1 – Vehicles may not use racing style numbers, nor have any advertising except for event sponsor decals which must be incorporated within the rally plate.

R.18.6.5. All vehicles must carry a Small Spill Kit complying with J.5.20.13.

 

10 OFFICIALS.

 

Clerk of the Course

Richard Crozier

07942 359208

aquarius@glenrothes-msc.com

Deputy Clerk of Course

TBA

TBA

TBA

Secretary of the Meeting

Richard Crozier

07942 359208

aquarius@glenrothes-msc.com

Entries Secretary

Maureen Crozier

01577 864921

aquarius@glenrothes-msc.com

Chief Marshal

TBA

TBA

TBA

Chief Timekeeper

TBA

TBA

TBA

Chief Scrutineer

TBA

TBA

TBA

Stewards

TBA

TBA

TBA

Child Protection Officer

TBA

TBA

TBA

 

11 RESULTS & AWARDS.

Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event. Any protests must be lodged in accordance with C.5. Awards will be presented in each event as follows:

1st Overall

1st in Class (subject to minimum 3 in class)

2nd in Class (subject to minimum 6 in class)

3rd in Class (subject to minimum 10 in class)

1st Clubman

 

No competitor may win more than one award.

 

 

12 ENTRIES.

The Entry List opens on publication of these Regulations. No entries will be acknowledged before that date. All entries will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

The Entry List officially closes at 21:00 on Friday 16th January. All entries must be made on the official entry form and accompanied with the appropriate entry fee. Cheques should be payable to ‘Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd’. Telephone entries and post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

The entry fee for the event is £40, including a meal for two at the finish. The maximum total entry for the event is 60 and the minimum is 12.

The maximum entry for the Clubman event is 20 and the minimum is 4.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone the meeting or amalgamate classes should the minimums not be attained. In the case of a withdrawn entry, entry fees will only be refunded in full if written notice is received prior to the closing date. The organisers reserve the right to refuse an entry.

The Entries Secretary for the Rally to whom all entries should be sent is:

Maureen Crozier

10 Kellieside Park, Kinross, Perth & Kinross, KY13 0NR

01577 864921 aquarius@glenrothes-msc.com

 

 

13 JUDGES OF FACT.

The facts to be judged by Judges of Fact and Driving Standards Observers shall include the following:

Excessive noise (observed during the event) Excessive speed

Driving in a manner likely to bring motor sport into disrepute

Compliance with Quiet Zones

Failure to stop at a give way

 

14 GENERAL REGULATIONS & PENALTIES.

The General Regulations of the MSA shall apply, except as modified below:

R.5.4 – Only the nominated Driver listed on the official entry form can drive on the event

R.7.2.3 – Competitors may carry mobile telephones in their vehicle for medical emergency use only.

R.10.4.4 – The penalty to be imposed for stopping within sight of but outside the control area of any Intermediate Time Control and the Finish Time Control shall be 0 minutes.

R.15.2.2 – In the event of a tie, the competitor who has completed the greater portion of the competition from the Start, including tests (if any), without penalty (or if both incurred a penalty at the same point, with the lesser penalty), will be judged the winner, failing which, the competitor with the lesser engine capacity.

 

Marking and penalties will be as written in R Appendix 1 Chart 13 (“Time”), except as modified below:

(a) Not reporting or reporting OTL at a Main Time Control – Retired

(b) Not reporting or reporting OTL at any other Time Control – 30 minutes

(c) Not complying with the route card including visiting a control more than once, or app. in the wrong direction – 15 minutes

(d) Not reporting at a Passage Control or providing proof of visiting a Route Check (e.g. code board) – 15 minutes

(e) Arrival before scheduled time at the end of a Standard Section – 2 minutes per minute

(f) Arrival after due time at the end of a Standard Section – 1 minute per minute

(g) Arrival before due time at the end of a Neutral Section – 30 minutes

(h) Arrival before due time at an intermediate control or finish control of a Regularity Section – Actual time early

(j) Arrival after due time at an intermediate control or finish control of a Regularity Section – Actual time late

(k) Breach of any statutory requirement concerning the use of a motor vehicle – 30 minutes

(l) Contravention of 12.7; First Offence – 30 minutes; Second Offence – Exclusion (m) Excessive speed or driving likely to bring motor sport into disrepute – Exclusion (n) Excessive sound – Exclusion

(o) Receiving assistance contrary to 7.2.4 – Exclusion

(p) Breach of 7.2.3, 18.6.4, 116 – Exclusion

(q) Breach of 5.4, 15.1.2, 15.1.4, 9.1.4, 9.1.5, 9.1.6 – Exclusion

(q) Breach of 9.1.3 First Offence – 30 minutes; Second Offence – Exclusion

 

An MSA Competitors’ and Officials’ Yearbook will be available for reference at signing on and the finish.

 

15 TIMING & CONTROLS.

The control types and abbreviations to be used shall be as follows:

MTC

Main Time Control

STC

Standard Time Control

RITC

Regularity Inter. Time Control

RFTC

Regularity Finish Time Control

STS

Special Test Start

STF

Special Test Finish

TTC

Transport Time Control

NTC

Neutral Time Control

PC/RC

Passage Control / Route Check

SC

Secret Check

s

Section timed to the second

 

 

 

Cars will leave the start at one-minute intervals. Timing shall be Scheduled Timing by officials’ watches. A clock showing rally time shall be on display at signing on.

No oral instruction to Competitors during an event will be valid if this affects the route, the time schedule or the layout or performance of a section or test. Any such instructions must be displayed as an official notice at least 30 minutes before the first car is due to start, or issued in writing to each competitor who must acknowledge receipt in writing (D.8.1.4, G.11.1).

Controls will open 15 minutes before the due time of the first car, and close 30 minutes and 59 seconds after the last car is due, as per R.11.1.

 

 

16 SERVICING.

Servicing will not be permitted at any time during the event except by a crew working on their own. The penalty for infringement will be exclusion.

Competitors may work unaided and may use tools and parts carried by them, or bought/borrowed from fellow competing crews in the event.

 

 

17 INSURANCE.

Competitors must have Insurance in place which provides Third Party Liability cover that complies with the Road Traffic Act. Any responsibility for a fraudulent or misleading declaration about existing cover lies with the competitor. If a competitor wishes to purchase cover via the organisers, then they can do so prior to the event providing they comply with the following:

Age 19 years or over

Has held a full licence for a minimum of 6 months

Has no more than 6 points of their licence

Has had no more than 1 fault claim in the last 3 years

 

Any competitor, who falls outside these parameters, may be offered cover at the standard price (or a higher price) depending on circumstances. These competitors must ask the event organisers to obtain agreement from Chaucer Insurance prior to the event.

The Event Organiser’s RTA scheme is underwritten by REIS.

The standard price of the Event Organiser’s RTA scheme is £25.

Anyone aged less than 19 years old will also be accepted at the same price should their navigator be a more senior member of their family or over 25.

Entrants using their own insurance must supply their insurer’s Name, Address and Policy Number on the Entry Form and sign to that effect at signing on.

 

 

18 PARENTAL / GUARDIAN LIABILITY.

Parents, guardians or guarantors of drivers or navigators under the age of 18 years of age are required to sign on at the start of events to enable their child to participate. By signing on, these parents, guardians or guarantors confirm that they have acquainted themselves with, and agree to be bound by the MSA’s general regulations and MSA regulation D13.1.1.(c) and they also agree to accept the consequences and any associated penalties imposed for not adhering to the MSA General Regulations.

 

 

19 DAMAGE.

Accident declaration forms must be completed & returned to the secretary at the end of the event.

In the event of an accident involving third party damage, drivers must at the time of the accident inform the owner or their representatives or agents and give their names and addresses and other information required. If they are unable to comply with this then the police must be informed as soon as possible, and in any case within 24 hrs. The completion of a damage report does not absolve drivers of their responsibility of reporting to the owner or police.

Any competitor, who is successfully prosecuted as a result of their conduct in connection with a motor vehicle while taking part in this event may, at the discretion of the Stewards of the meeting, consequently be excluded from the results of the event and forfeit any awards.

Kingdom Stages - Seeded Entry List 

Additional Files: 
Car No
Driver - Full Name
Driver - Club
Co-Driver  - Full Name
Co-Driver  - Club
Car - Make
Car - Model
Engine
Car - Class

1

Alistair Inglis

ADMC

Colin Inglis

ADMC

Lotus

Exige

2000

3

2

John Rintoul

GMSC

Yvonne Armour

GMSC

Hyundai Accent

WRC

2000

5

3

Bruce Edwards

Dunfermline CC

Jim Smith

Dunfermline CC

Darrian

GTR

2499

4

4

Tom Morris

Glenrothes MSC

Colin Harkness

Dunfermline CC

MG

Metro 6R4

2500

5

5

Bob Grant

DCC

TBC

TBC

Subaru

Impreza

1998

5

6

Ross Fernie

DCC

Craig Simkiss

Tba

Subaru

Impreza STi

1994

5

7

Alan Gardiner

Mull

Robin Nicolson

Mull

Ford

Escort Mk1

2500

4

8

Quintin Milne

GMSC

Lauren Dryburgh

GMSC

Mitsibushi

Evo

1998

5

9

Ross Marshall

SMRC

Dave Robson

HBCC

Ford

Escort

2000

3

10

Barry Groundwater

SDMC

Neil Shanks

63CC

Ford

Escort MkII

1800

3

11

Donnie Macdonald

Skye Rally Club

Ross Macdonald

HCC

Mitsubishi

Evo 9

2000

5

12

Stuart Walker

Border Ecosse

Julie McGuire

Border Ecosse

Skoda

Fabia

1900

3

14

Colin Gemmell

EACC

TBC

tbc

Subaru

Impreza

2994

5

15

Billy Cowe

Berwick

Craig Wallace

Saltire RC

Subaru

Impreza

1994

5

16

Ian Paterson

SoS CC

Helen Brown

SoS CC

Subaru

N10

1999

5

17

Nigel Feeney

EACC

John Frew

TBA

Subaru

Impreza B13

1998

5

18

Peter Shaun Sinclair

Mull CC

Sarah Sinclair

Mull CC

Mitsubishi

Evo 9

2000

5

19

Lee Hastings

Solway CC

Tba

Tba

Subaru

Impreza

2495

5

20

Ian Forgan

GMSC

Kathryn Forgan

GMSC

Ford

Ka

1999

3

21

Barry Renwick

Tynemouth Motor Club

Steve Dargan

Tynemouth Motor Club

VW

Polo S2000

1998

3

22

Steven Hogg

SoS CC

Mark McCulloch

tba

Subaru

Impreza

1994

5

23

John Marshall

SMRC

Scott Crawford

DCC

Ford

Escort

2222

4

24

Stuart Paterson

SoSCC

Allan W Paterson

SoSCC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

25

Gordon Winning

SSCC

Robin Laird

SSCC

Ford

Escort MK2

2150

4

26

Andrew Gallacher

EACC

Tom Blackwood

EACC

Ford

Escort Cosworth

2000

5

27

Stephen  Thompson

Solway Car Club

David Crosbie

SoS Car Club

Ford

Escort Mk2

2000

3

28

Kieran O'Kane

MADCC

Matt Reid

GMSC / DCC

Opel

Ascona

3000

4

29

Chris McCallum

EACC

Peter McCallum

EACC

Ford

Escort Mk2

1998

3

30

Kevin Monaghan

TDMC

Neil Thompson

GMSC

Ford

Escort Maxi Kit Car

2000

3

31

Paul Ballantyne

ADMC

Graham Bruce

ADMC

Renault

Clio Sport

1998

3

32

Graeme Schoneville

Coltness  Car Club

Michael Hendry

63 Car Club

Honda

Civic Type R

2000

3

33

Iain Wilson

Solway

Keith Riddick

TBC

Vauxhall

Nova

1600

2

34

Gerry Gaffney

DCC

Jane McNicol

DCC

Mitsubishi

EVO3

1998

5

35

James Gibb

EACC

William Gower

EACC

Subaru

Impreza

1993

5

36

Bill Hamilton

EACC

Matt Fletcher

Caithness  Car Club

Opel

Kadett

2000

3

37

Donald Campbell

GMSC

Ruth Campbell

GMSC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

38

Russell Mann

Stonehaven & District MC

Dan Forsyth

63 CC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

39

Jim McDowall

Solway CC

Jamie McDowall

Solway CC

Subaru

Impreza

1995

5

40

Graeme Rintoul

GMSC

Jim Rintoul

GMSC

Ford

Fiesta

1998

3

41

Guy Halley

DCC

William Halley

DCC

Ford

MK2 Escort

1998

3

42

Craig Rutherford

Mull CC

Chris Hamill

Mull CC

Honda

Civic

1998

3

43

Brian Watson

SDMC

Jason MacPhail

.

Ford

Escort Mk2

2400

4

44

Fergus Gray

DCC

James McDiarmid

DCC

BMW

130

2997

4

45

Peter Garrow

63 CC

TBA

Tba

Audi

TT RWD

3000

4

46

Ross McSkimming

Coltness

Michael Cruickshank

Highland  Car Club

Ford

Fiesta ST

1998

3

47

Alan Wallace

ADMC

Darren Robertson

ADMC

Mitsubishi

Evo 6

1998

5

48

Tom Middlemiss

BECC

Richard Stewart

Stockport

Vauxhall

Nova

1998

3

49

Scott Morrison

63 CC

Craig Sim

63 CC

Vauxhall

Corsa

1796

3

50

Derek Connell

EACC

Laura Marshall

Machars  Car Club

Vauxhall

Corsa

1388

1

51

Craig Stewart

GMSC

Lewis MacDougall

GMSC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

52

Roy Millar

GMSC

Gary Voss

GMSC

Vauxhall

Astra

1998

3

53

Greg Inglis

ADMC

Cammy Reid

DCC

Citroen

Saxo

1600

2

54

Nick Rintoul

DCC

Tom Hynd

Saltire CC

Skoda

Fabia R2

1598

2

55

Alan Cowan

GMSC

Kelly Howe

tba

Vauxhall

Astra

1998

3

56

Erle Strachan

DCC

Nick Young

EACC

Mitsubishi

Evo 6

1998

5

57

Stuart Bannatyne

Coltness  CC

Peter Weall

tba

Renault

Clio

2000

4

58

Hamish Grant

BCC

Stewart Hurst

63 CC

Ford

Escort Mk2

1998

3

59

Ross Pringle

CCC

Thomas  Purvin

DCC

Vauxhall

Corsa

1598

2

60

Adrian Stewart

SDMC

Paul Cummins

.

Peugeot

205 GTI

1580

2

61

Kevin Clarke

DCC

Steven Ogston

DCC

tba

tba

1598

3

62

Gordon Halley

DCC

Mike McDiarmid

DCC

Ford

Escort Mk2

1988

3

63

Beefy Fraser

Highland  Car Club

Fiona Moir

Highland  Car Club

Hillman

Avenger  Tiger

1500

2

64

Gregg Lithgow

Coltness  Car Club

Gordon Clark

BDMC

Talbot

Sunbeam

1998

3

65

Scott McMinn

None yet

Charlie Shaw

Tbc

Citroen

Saxo

1598

2

66

Linzi Henderson

Coltness  CC

Sue Hynd

tba

Subaru

Impreza

1998

5

67

Ian Logan

BECC

Carin Logan

BECC

Ford

Escort Mark 2

1998

3

68

Scott Russell

BECC

Adam Russell

BECC

Vauxhall

Corsa

1598

2

69

Gordon Mcelrath

GMSC

Colin Smith

Border Ecosse

Vauxhall

Chevette

1998

3

70

John Robertson

55 CC

Violet Kydd

55 CC

Ford

Escort Mk2

1998

3

71

Alan Kirkaldy

GMSC

Garry Muir

tbc

Ford

Escort MK2

1998

3

72

Graham MacDonald

Highland  Car Club

Peter MacInnes

Highland  Car Club

Ford

Fiesta Mk1

1700

3

73

Robert Marshall

SMRC

Ken Bills

Tynemouth MC

Ford

Escort

2000

3

74

Stuart Millar

GMSC

Alex Burns

GMSC

Vauxhall

Astra

1998

3

75

Dave Cranston

GMSC

Steve Cranston

GMSC

Opel

Astra

1998

3

76

Gavin Lloyd

Glenrothes MSC

Ewan Leeming

EUMSC

Vauxhall

Nova

1598

2

77

Alex Adams

EACC

tbc

tbc

Ford

Escort

2000

3

78

David Connell

EACC

Stuart Mcbride

EACC

Vauxhall

Corsa

1400

1

79

Ross Carbry

Coltness  CC

Kyle Livingstone

Coltness  CC

Vauxhall

Corsa

1400

1

80

John Paterson

Mull CC

Scott Paterson

Mull CC

Vauxhall

Nova

1398

1

81

Alistair Haw

EACC

Chris Lees

EACC

Peugeot

205

1905

3

82

Graham Wright

Coltness  Car Club

Michael Hyrons

Coltness  Car Club

Peugoet

205 Gti

1598

2

83

Ian Shiells

ADMC

Nicola Ritchie

ADMC

BMW

318 Compact

2800

4

84

Norman McLaughlin

63 CC

David Law

63 CC

Subaru

Impreza

1978

5

85

Eamonn  Kilmurray

GMSC

Derek Cassells

GMSC

Suzuki

Swift GTi

1298

1

86

Keith Meins

BDMC

Graeme Meins

BDMC

Proton

Satria

1834

3

87

Darren Littlejohn

Highland  Car Club

Dean Ross

GMSC

Vauxhall

Nova

1600

2

88

Colvin Howie

HCC

Tom Howie

HCC

Hillman

Mopar Avenger

1498

2

89

Thaarique  Fazal

Coltness  Car Club

N/A

N/A

Peugeot

205 Gti

1598

2

90

Thomas  Gray

HCC

Calum Macdonald

Saltire CC

Toyota

Yaris

1300

1

91

Sean Donnelly

63 CC

Caroline  Will

SDMC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

92

Robert Cumming

EACC

Robert Irvine

GMSC

Vauxhall

Astra

1998

3

93

Fred Maclean

Mull

Cathanne  Maclean

Mull

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

94

Iain Findlay

GMSC

Ronnie Bowie

GMSC

Vauxhall

Astra

2000

3

95

Jock Mcfarlane

750 MC

George Donaldson

SS CC

Ford

Fiesta ST

1999

3

96

Scott Macdonald

HCC

Allan Williamson

HCC

Peugeot

306

1998

3

97

Michelle Rugg

GMSC

Douglas  Rugg

GMSC

Ford

Fiesta Mk1

1598

2

98

Stephen  McClory

SSCC

David Hood

GMSC

Ford

Fiesta

1599

2

99

Kevin Burns

GMSC

Gordon Finnie

GMSC

Peugeot

106 GTi

1598

2

100

Robbie Daly

Coltness  Car Club

Martin Glendinning

Glenrothes MSC

Peugeot

106

1587

2

101

William Paul

Solway CC

Roger Alcorn

Solway CC

Vauxhall

Nova

1398

1

 

Reserves

203

Murray Coulthard

DCC

Charlotte  MacDowall

tba

Vauxhall

Nova

1398

1

204

Freddie Milne

SDMC

Stephen  O'Hanlon

SDMC

Mitsubishi

Evo 7

1997

5

205

Nigel Atkinson

BECC

Keith Atkinson

BECC

Ford

Escort Mk2

1998

3

206

Daniel Paterson

Borders  Car Club

TBC

TBC

Subaru

Impreza

2000

5

207

Kevin MacIver

Mull

TBC

TBC

Ford

Escort Mk2 X-flow

1598

2

208

Jim Sharp

Machars  CC

tbc

tbc

Mitsubushi

Evo

1998

5

209

Reay Mackay

HCC

Iain Macknocher

HCC

Tba

Tba

2000

5

210

Neil Ogilvie

55 CC

Gordon Adam

Highland  CC

Ford

Escort Mk2

2500

4

211

Euan MacKay

Borders  CC

Rory James Fraser

Highland  CC

Peugeot

106

1600

2

Kingdom Stages - Final Instructions 

Your start number is on the entry list.

 

The Serious Bit…..

 

Following previous complaints from locals, any competition vehicle seen driving on the road outside the venue immediately prior to or during the event will be going home shortly afterwards NO EXCEPTIONS – do NOT repeat NOT go out to “warm up the tyres/brakes/diffs/whatever” . Crail will be busy this weekend, we don’t need more PR issues please!! Please make sure your driver and service crew are presented with this info too. Thanks.

 

Damage – please note that if you damage fences or any other property you will be liable for the first £350 per incident. We have had

to pay out £1000 for repairs to fencing incurred at the last event, we won’t do it again.

 

Speed limit in the service area – is 10mph – stick to it please.

 

 

The Good Bit…..

 

Thank you for your entry, the response has been extraordinary. With 100 spaces available we never dreamed we would end up with over 110 crews applying to enter. If you find you will be unable to attend, please call the Entries Secretary IMMEDIATELY on 07802

551 297 and we will fill your space. Assuming we can replace you, we guarantee a full refund. Thanks to the reserves for their patience, we will do all we can to get you a run.

 

100 cars + 8 stages is a big challenge in November, so please can all crews do all they can to keep the event running to time. Over the day we may have to make decisions that will help the many but may disappoint a few.

 

The Other Stuff……

 

Friday Night Scrutineering: Pre-booked scrutineering, noise and signing-on is available from 4pm to 7:30pm on Friday, at the FCE Group, Banbeath Place, Leven, KY8 5HD. Map ref NO 370015 Landranger sheet 59. Please use this slot if at all possible. Contact Willie Greig to book your scrutineering time, contact WillieGreig@talktalk.net 07703 436023 (mobile) 01337 831952(home). See attached sheet for directions.

 

Saturday Morning Scrutineering: At Crail Airfield, KY10 3XL. map ref NO 625093 Landranger sheet 59. If you were not scrutineered on Friday, follow arrows to noise check (see the service area map). Noise check and scrutineering open at 07:00. IF YOU ARE SEEDED IN THE TOP 30 AND HAVE NOT SCRUTINEERED ON FRIDAY YOU AND YOUR CAR MUST BE AT NOISE CHECK FOR OPENING AT 07:00.

A process card will be issued at Noise, bring it to scrutineering and signing on.

After noise check join the queue for scrutineering (see the service area map) and enter the hangar when instructed to do so by marshals.

Please have your log-book, MOT, helmets and overalls ready for inspection.

After scrutineering remove your car from the hangar immediately and park without causing an obstruction, then bring your process sheet and other documents to signing on. You will NOT be allowed to sign-on if your car is still in the hangar.

 

Competitors Signing On: Is at scrutineering in Leven on Friday, and at scrutineering in the Hangar on Saturday.

 

Drivers briefing: There will be one at this event at 08:00. Please do not assume that “it’s the same old Crail” some things may be

different…… have a walk around and see, but be off the stages for the briefing at the hangar.

 

Rally HQ is at the big hangar.

 

Rally Notice Board is at Competitors Signing On, and thereafter at Rally HQ.

 

Marshals’ Signing On: Is at the scrutineering hangar.

 

Safety Crew Signing On: (Radio, Rescue, Recovery, Medic) Is at the Hangar.

 

Results will be published at the hangar , where any results queries should be directed.

 

 

Service Area/Parking:  We need to fit in 100 crews, so please park your van, rally car, trailer, motorhome, hospitality bus, spare car etc considerately. We know we can fit everyone in, but only if you all play the game by the rules.

 

Litter: Black bin liners will be issued with the start pack. Put your rubbish in the bag, and put it in a bin or take it away with you. Especially, do NOT leave empty fuel containers or cans of used oil; take them away with you. Service on a groundsheet, and clear up any spills of oil or other fluids. Competitors are held responsible for the actions of their service crews, and may be penalised, up to and including exclusion.

 

Refuelling : there is a designated refueling area marked on the Service area map

 

Airfield on Friday night: You may stay on the airfield – a charge of £10 will be levied by the landowner for anything left overnight

– that includes groundsheets and cones.

 

Service Crews: Arrival after 08:00am is likely to incur a parking charge by the landowner.

 

Recovery: Recovery will take place after stage 4 and at the end of the rally. Other recovery may also be possible, however we will not delay the start of subsequent stages to allow recovery. Please note that if you wish to enter the Trophy Rally, you will need to be re-scrutineered, so contact Rally HQ.

 

Out of Bounds Areas: Some areas of the airfield, including all buildings other than in use by rally personnel, are out of bounds.

The Control Tower is a prohibited area to everyone. Any unauthorized people found in these areas will cause the associated crew to be excluded. There are clearly marked spectator areas. Competitors, service crews and spectators must stay off the crops, and must also keep off the bales and fences. Competitors may be penalised for the actions of service crews, friends, etc.

 

Quad Bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, go-peds, etc. are forbidden in Service Areas, due to irresponsible driving at previous events (see also MSA guidelines), and may not be used to recce the stages. Don’t bring them. Competitors may be penalised for the actions of service crews, friends, etc.

 

 

Lunch: The burger van will give priority to serving marshals before competitors and service crews, especially during the lunch break, so that they can get back to their posts in good time. Please be patient, they have been standing out in the cold while you have

been sitting in your nice cosy car.

 

Missing Details If you left a lot of blank space on your entry form – like co-driver name and address, next of kin name and address and contact details – please take a couple of minutes use the online system to update it if that is how you generated the entry, or send that information to the entries secretary, who may be able to transfer it to your entry form. Email to treasurer@glenrothes- msc.com  or ring 01383 622782 (not after 9pm please). That will save holding up a hundred people behind you in the signing-on queue on Saturday morning.

 

Wheels Around will be in attendance, if you need some new shoes.

 

Alterations to Supplementary regulations.

Scrutineering times: As detailed above

Assistant CoC Tom Matthews

MSA Steward George Hay

Competitor Liason Officer Susan Shanks

Permission has been requested to use turbo fuel Per (J 5.13.4)

 

Finally, thank you for your entry. Have a safe and enjoyable rally.  Be super nice to the marshals who’ve given up a Saturday so

you can have a play.

 

 

 

 

Friday Scrutineering Instructions

 

Friday Night Scrutineering: There will be a scrutineering and signing-on session from 4pm till 8pm on Friday evening at The FCE Group, Banbeath Place, Leven, KY8 5HD, courtesy of John Rintoul. Map ref NO 370 015 Landranger sheet 59. Parking is limited, you must book your scrutineering time in advance, contact  WillieGreig@lineone.net 07703 436023 (mobile) 01337

830230 (garage) 01337 831952(home).

 

 

 

Go to www.getamap.co.uk or maps.google.com and type the postcode KY8 5HD

Don’t use MultiMap, which gets it wrong and puts that postcode several miles away in Cupar.

 

From the Forth Bridge leave M90 at J2a and take A92 towards Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes for 10 miles

Follow the A92 dual carriageway past Kirkcaldy West exit then at the Kirkcaldy East exit, take the third exit onto the A921. After 0.7 miles turn left on the A915 towards Leven for 7 miles. Entering Leven go through two roundabouts, The Diageo plant will be on your left  then turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road (traveling

northish) , then second left into Banbeath Place, follow arrows.

From Tay Bridge, follow A92 for 24 miles to Glenrothes.

In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.

At next roundabout take second exit A915 towards Leven for 1.6 miles.

In Leven, go through two roundabouts, Diageo plant on your left, turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road, second       left into Banbeath Place (arrows).

 

Banbeath Ind Estate Kennoway 2


Leven

Methil

Buckhaven

 

 

 

From Perth, leave M90 at J9 Bridge of Earn turning left onto A912, at the Bien Inn turn left still on A912 to Gateside.

In Gateside turn left onto A91 for 2 miles,

then turn right onto A912 through Strathmiglo and Falkland. At roundabout, turn right (3rd exit) onto A92.

In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.

At next roundabout take second exit A915 towards Leven for 1.6 miles.

In Leven, go through two roundabouts Diageo plant on your left, turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road, second left into Banbeath Place (arrows).

 

Crail is further East…..

Denmark is over there ->

 

 

 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd.
The Kingdom Stages Rally
Service Area Risk Management
 

Entrants, competitors and service crew members should be aware of their own and other people’s safety and well

being, when competing in motor sport.

 

1. All entrants should have an environmental ground-sheet in place before work commences on the vehicle.

2. All service vehicles should have an environmental spill-kit, for use in the event of liquid spillage. (Competing cars should also carry such a kit.)

3. Fire extinguishers should be readily available at all times when vehicles are to be worked on, particularly in the event of any welding or grinding being carried out and when vehicles are being refuelled.

4. Vehicles should be supported by axle stands, chassis sill stands or ramps, all with recommended base plates, when

raised in the air by trolley or any other types of jack. Engines should not be run when the vehicle is raised on stands. No other work on the car should be attempted, when raising or lowering of the car is taking place.

5. If re-fuelling is permitted in the Service Area, this should be the last operation to be carried out before the vehicles leave. The vehicle should be off any support stands, have all four wheels on the ground, have all other work ceased and have no occupants, when re-fuelling commences. Ideally re-fuelling should be by hand pumping, rather than from hand held containers.

6. Spillage of any liquid should be contained immediately by the crew concerned.

 

A) Storage & Use of Petroleum Spirit

1. Containers should comply with the relevant British Standard, should be marked “Petroleum Spirit-Highly Flammable”

and be kept from any source of ignition.

2. All empty containers should be removed from the venue after the event.

3. Petrol is to be used as fuel only, not for any other purpose.

4. All vehicle re-fuelling is to take place in the open air. A “No Smoking” area should be enforced and an operative

should be on standby with a fire extinguisher.

5. Refuelling operatives, including those standing by with fire extinguishers, should ensure they are wearing protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection.

 

B) Hazardous Substances

1. Some vehicle parts, for example brake & clutch linings, contain asbestos. Competitors are encouraged to use non- asbestos substitutes where possible. Where asbestos is used, every effort should be made to prevent dust being released.

2. Some mineral oils may cause skin cancers. Where contact does occur, contamination should be washed off immediately. The wearing of any contaminated clothing should be avoided.

3. Other substances may cause ill health. Suppliers will have information about the possible effects of their products, on request.

 

C) Electrical Safety

1. All electrical equipment should be maintained in a safe condition.

2. Extension leads & cables should be neoprene, oil resistant flexible cable.

3. All electrical equipment used externally should be weatherproof and tools should be “double” or “all insulated”

against electric shock.

4. Electrical equipment and hand tools should not be used where flammable vapours are present.

 

D) Fire Precautions

1. All competition and service vehicles should carry a suitable fire extinguisher.

2. Special consideration should be made before lighting any cooking appliance.

3. All sources of ignition should be kept away from any fuel store or re-fuelling area.

4. Fire extinguishers should not be moved from their known location, other than when in use.

5. In the event of any fire, a report should be made to the organisers of the event before leaving the venue.

6. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in correct fire prevention and treatment procedures.

 

E) Compressed Air Equipment

 

 

1. Air blasts from over inflated tyres can cause severe injury. Tyres should not be inflated above manufacturers recommendation figures.

2. Always stand clear when inflating tyres.

3. Compressors & air lines should be inspected regularly.

4. Compressed air cylinders should be stored and used to suppliers recommendations.

 

F) General Working Practices

1. All working areas should be kept clean & tidy. All waste & spillage should be cleared up immediately, removed by the entrant at the end of the event and disposed of in a responsible manner.

2. Trailing cables & hoses should not be allowed to create a trip hazard and should not be run across access or roadways.

3. Whenever vehicle engines are being run, adequate ventilation must be in place.

4. All safety notices should be complied with.

5. Any personnel carrying out work should ensure that they adopt safe working practices at all times.

6. Service crews and competitors need to be aware of the long periods of exposure to cold, wet or heat, experienced while on location in service areas and dress accordingly.

7. Children under 16 years of age are to be closely supervised and should not leave your designated area unaccompanied. They are children and as such are your responsibility!!

G) Noise

1. Exposure to excessive noise may result in hearing loss, or other complaints. These may be short term, or after prolonged exposure, permanent.

2. Where exposure to noise is unavoidable, ear defenders should be worn.

H) Manual Handling

1. Lifting, carrying and propelling of loads by bodily force is a major cause of industrial injuries. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in safe manual handling techniques.

I) Waste

1. Entrants should remove all waste from the venue, including containers, packaging, tyres, oils etc. They must be disposed of it in a responsible manner.

J) Vehicle Safety

1. A 10 mph speed limit should be observed at all times in a Service Area, other than for Emergency Vehicles which may be attending an incident.

2. There may be pedestrians in Service Areas. Special care must be taken in these circumstances, to avoid collisions.

3. The unauthorised use of mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, go-peds, quads etc. is forbidden in Service Areas.

4. Vehicles may only be driven by persons holding valid driving licences for that class of vehicle.

K) First Aid

1. Any person sustaining injury or illness, should seek treatment from the event emergency services, by initially reporting to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area, who will ensure the appropriate response.

L) Public Safety

1. Entrants and their associated personnel should act in a manner so as not to put either themselves or any other person at risk of injury.

M) Reporting of Accidents & Incidents

1. All accidents where any person sustains injury, or where damage to property occurs, should be reported immediately to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area.

N) Further Regulations and Information

1. Entrants are reminded of their obligations to comply with the requirements of the appropriate sporting regulations at all times. These Guidance Notes should be read in conjunction with all relevant regulations.

The MSA Rallies Committee are indebted to the following for assistance in the compilation of this paper:- The Rallye Sunseeker & Southern Car Club.

Neil Roden – Safety Officer of the Rallye Sunseeker.

Peter Clingan – MSA Environmental Scrutineer of Dumfries.

John Arnold – Hon. Secretary. Association of West Midlands Car Clubs

Kingdom Stages 

Kingdom Stages

The first weekend in November, that means its Crail time again, and the grand finale of the STRC.  November provides its own challenges, with the airfield sure to be greasy in the morning and weather conditions varying depending on what rolls in off the North Sea.

If you don't know Crail, its a quick and flowing venue with a high standard of surface (concrete and tar).  There's 57 miles over 8 stages; to beat the darkness we start early and you can scroot the night before.

We always attract a bumper entry, there's 100 slots this year and we might end up with a reserve list.

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club, in its 41st year, look forward to welcoming you to The Kingdom Stages 2014 at Crail.

Announcement: Summer Stages 

Announcement: Summer Stages

Willie Greig and his team would appreciate as many crews as poss on Friday night , owing to the early start on Saturday morning. Please contact him, number is in the regs, and let him know your intentions.

RAVENOL supports the best prize in UK national rallying 

RAVENOL supports the best prize in UK national rallying

Nicky Grist, in partnership with RAVENOL high performance motorsport lubricants, is laying down the gauntlet to all rally drivers to see who is the best national rally driver in the UK. The RAVENOL Nicky Grist Challenge is a one day shoot out to be held on the Nicky Grist Stages on the 12th July, with any entrant into the rally in any class getting the opportunity to prove their ability.

The overall winner will receive up to eight paid rally entries in to the 2015 BTRDA Rally Series, with up to £3000 of RAVENOL products to ensure their car is perfectly lubricated for each rally event.

Nicky Grist said: “There is nothing else like this in Britain at the moment for rally drivers and it will be an intensely exciting one-day, all-in, shoot-out over some of the best stages on offer in Britain. RAVENOL coming forward as the prize giver has been immense, giving all drivers a really fantastic prize to aim for. But most of all we will be able to name the best national rally driver in the UK.”

Brian Chase, Managing Director of RAVENOL UK, is very enthusiastic: “We are delighted to be working together with Nicky on this project. The Challenge is all about supporting British Motorsport at club level, something we at RAVENOL are very keen to be involved in.”

Neil Cross, Clerk of the Course for the Nicky Grist Stages: “Every driver believes they are the best on gravel and now they have the chance to prove it – it is going to be really exciting to watch, and the Quinton Motor Club, as the organisers of the Nicky Grist Stages, are delighted that Nicky, yet again, is bringing a first to national rallying on our event!”

The Nicky Grist Stages is being held on the 12th July with the HQ based at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. Entry into the rally is through the Nicky Grist Stages website with free registration to the RAVENOL Nicky Grist Challenge to occur no later than event signing on. Spectators can also get all the information they need to see the RAVENOL Nicky Grist Challenge in action on the event's website www.nickygriststages.co.uk

How the Challenge works - The Clerk of the Course for the Nicky Grist Stages will work out the mean average time penalty for each class, based on a number of previous years’ events. This average time penalty will be known as the ATP. The winner of the RAVENOL Nicky Grist Challenge will be decided on the biggest percentage decrease in their class ATP. Should the speeds be slower, the smallest percentage difference to their class ATP will be deemed the winner.

So – do you think you are the best national rally driver in the UK? Then enter the RAVENOL Nicky Grist Challenge and prove it.

RAVENOL Oils UK website www.ravenol.co.uk

BBR finish front of class at Pirelli Rally  

BBR finish front of class at Pirelli Rally
BBR finish front of class at Pirelli Rally

Baked by QTS Group, Kinross shire teen Blair Brown finishes top of class at the 2014 Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation National B rally, based in Carlisle, the 18 year old Peugeot 205 driver of team BBR is the 2014 RSAC New Talent Scholar. The borders based rally is round one of the 2014 British Rally Championships and contest over two days. Blair’s regular co-driver, Richard Simmonds from Duns, was unavailable for the teams fourth gravel event of the year as he was competing in the Berwick Classic with his father where they won the event. Stepping into Richards shoes was Lockerbie based Michael Curry who would take on the fast forest roads of Kielder.

As Blair and the BBR Rallying team are not entered in the British Rally Championships, the Pirelli Rally was to be a practice event. The new car was only just completed a week ago and development was needed in order for them to be top of the game in the Scottish Rally Championships.

The Saturday national B event consisted of three stages covering 26 miles. Prior to the start of Blairs event the British Rally cars had already completed the three stages twice over leaving the national B’s to fight over the rough conditions left.  These conditions would not fault Michael and Blair who put down a faultless stage time to start their lead in class 10.

It was straight into stage two of the national event where gearstick issues continued from the previous event, The Granite city Rally. Blair and Mike were set on another class 10 stage win. Stage two was the longest of the day at 10 miles and with the continued rough conditions the QTS Group 205 set off into the forest for the second time winning the stage in their class yet again.

The third and final stage of the day was the fastest and with much to learn about the car and much for Blair to still learn about driving, the team were ready for another push to find their limits.

 

Blair Brown: ‘Stage three was amazing, it started off fast and then went into a nice flowing section. We had a big moment on a left 8 which probably should have been a left 9 in the notes, so I think we went through the corner half in the ditch with one wheel in the air but we kept it going. I also checked the trip meter in the car at the end and we had reached just less than 100 mph on the stage. Not bad for an old 205’

 

Blair and Mike finished fastest in their class again and took the class 10 win for Saturday. Sunday took a different turn where team BBR were entered again into the National B rally. The first stage was covered in thick fog, preventing the drivers from seeing more than 50 yards at times. The pair finished fastest yet again in class 10 but sadly on the start line of stage two the gearstick snapped on the Peugeot 205 and the event was over.

The BBR Rally team would like to say a massive thanks to their sponsors QTS Group who provide them with such great support and enable them to compete at such a high level of rallying and continually progress.

The next event for Blair and the QTS Group BBR rally team is the Jim Clark Rally from 30th May to 1st June.