KINGDOM STAGES SET FOR LEUCHARS RETURN 

  • 2018 Kingdom Stages Rally to run solely at Leuchars Station
  • To take place on Saturday 10th November
  • No lapping, no splits, no merges
  • 6+ mile stages, totalling 45+ stage miles
  • Improved viewing options for service crews & support staff
  • Rallying to continue apace at Crail - entries for the Summer Stages open on 6th May

17 months on from Glenrothes Motor Sport Club's well received maiden visit to Leuchars Station, the Kingdom Stages Rally will return to the Fife army base on 10th November 2018.

 

Compared to last year's edition, which spanned two venues, 2018 will see the event return to a single venue format, with the action contained solely within the grounds of Leuchars Station. This will see competitors tackle a total of over 45 stage miles, with stages over 6 miles in length, all without any lapping, splits, or merges.

 

Clerk of the Course Robert Ness enthused:

"GMSC are thrilled to be returning to what is a fantastic venue at Leuchars. Home to the Kingdom Stages for many years, Crail still represents an excellent venue for our rallies, but we were looking to further build on some of the things we tried as a club in 2017, which Leuchars affords us a bit more scope to explore.

 

The prospect of being able to lay on stages over 6 miles in length, without any lapping, splits or merges, and providing an improved viewing experience for service crews & support staff than has previously been achieved at the venue, is something which has greatly excited the club committee... and we hope will excite competitors too! It's a 'new take' on a still fairly new and developing venue, having been first used for rallying in 2016, and one which we know will offer competitors a great day's sport."

 

This by no means spells the end for the club's hosting of events at Crail Airfield, with the Summer Stages Rally all set to take place on 9th June. Now the sole rally due to take place at Crail in 2018, new Clerk of the Course Richard Crozier explained:

"In response to competitor feedback, and building on both last June's event and the 'R2WD' movement down south, we have modified the format of the event to provide a 'punchier' and more 'flowing' experience for competitors, with shorter service halts, which we hope they will enjoy. This will include all of the junior action being contained in the morning, and seniors in the afternoon, allowing the latter more time to scrutineer in the morning should they wish, which means the event can be done in a day - reducing the need for an overnight stay.

 

We're also responding to feedback from our marshals, planning a shorter day in the (hopefully!) summer sun, along with a longer lunch break. This while still providing competitors with plenty of mileage - 40 for juniors, 47 for seniors, and most stages around 10 miles in length. Aware that we'll now be the club's only rally of the year with spectator access, we're also planning a few things which we hope will further improve the Crail spectating experience!"

 

Supplementary Regulations for the Summer Stages Rally are due out by Thursday 26th April on www.glenrothes-msc.com, with entries to open at 19:00 on Sunday 6th May.

Knockhill Autosolo 2018 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd. will promote a Clubman status AutoSolo and an All Forward Autotest and a Production Car Autotest on Saturday April 28th 2018 at:

Knockhill Racing Circuit,
by Dunfermline,
Fife,
KY12 9TF

Please download the attached documents for Supplementary Regulations and an Entry Form.

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AutoSOLO Regs 2018 pdf19.52 KB
AutoSOLO Entryform 2018 pdf225.68 KB

Our AGM is on Tuesday 13th March with a 7.30pm start.  Venue is St Clair Tavern, St Clair St, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2QE.

The ordinary general meeting will follow the AGM with the below agenda:

  •  [Debrief] March Hare Autotest @ Knockhill 4th Mar
  •  Andy Wilson Autotest & SMS Student Challenge Autotest @ Knockhill, 17th/18th Mar
  •  Knockhill AutoSOLO, 29th Apr
  •  Summer Stages Rally @ Crail, 9th Jun
  •  Leuchars AutoSOLO, 19th Aug
  •  Kingdom Stages Rally, 10th Nov
  •  Others events
  •  AOB

The minutes for the previous AGM are attached.

Written proposals should be sent to Ian Forgan president@glenrothes-msc.com to arrive at least 7 days prior to the meeting.  AOB can be raised on the day but no vote can be held.

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2018 Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd. Will promote a Clubman / National B status Autotest on Saturday 17th March 2018 at:

Knockhill Racing Circuit,
nearDunfermline,
Fife, KY12 9TF.

Supplementary Regulations are attached below.

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Aquarius Navigational Rally 2018 

On behalf of Glenrothes Motor Sport Club, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2018 Aquarius Navigational Rally, on the night of 27th/28th January.

The rally will feature approx 110 miles of the finest lanes in Fife, on OS Map 59, based out of the historic county town of Cupar. With a "no nonsense" pre-plot navigational format, and a smooth-surface route designed to enable standard unmodified road cars to compete, we aim to encourage newcomers to night events, whilst still providing experienced crews with a rewarding night's sport (& a well-earned breakfast!).

After 5 years based in Kinross, 2018 sees the event "up sticks" to Cupar - the new base allowing us to explore many "new" roads, some of which not rallied for many years. We retain the popular "3/4-nighter" format we have pioneered in recent years, with FCD at the finish ~02.00 - reducing traffic, and offering a stern challenge to Scottish crews more accustomed to a pre-midnight finish, yet not making Sunday a complete write off, and finishing no later than a "night on the tiles"!

Marshals will also be made very welcome, and we'll do our best to give you a great night's sport. We offer a free breakfast for all marshals manning two controls, hand warmers, and you'll also receive free associate GMSC membership for 2018. If you would like to help out on the night, please contact Assistant Chief Marshal Bill Creevy at bill.creevy@glenrothes-msc.com

This year we shall again be the opening round of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs Navigational Rally Championship, and a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship. In addition to the National B event, we will again also be offering a supporting Clubman event, giving those without an MSA competition licence a chance to be part of the action.

We look forward to extending you a warm welcome to Cupar on 27th January!

 
The Organising Team
2018 Aquarius Navigational Rally
Glenrothes Motor Sport Club
 
Aquarius Navigational Rally Online Entry
 
Aquarius Clubman Navigational Rally Online Entry
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Crail Stages 2017 

Update: Final Instructions are now available.

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Limited will organise Crail Stages, a National B Permit single venue Rally on Saturday 11th November 2017 at Crail Airfield, Fife.

The online entry form is available at this address:
https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2017/crail/webentry.php

Supplementary Regulations are now available. Please see the Attachments below.

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Crail Stages Nov 2017 Final Instructions 1 (pdf)597.01 KB

2017 Knockhill Autotest Training/ Taster Event 

The programme for the event at Knockhill on Sat. 30th September is as follows- after signing on we will give you a brief verbal description of the morning's training session, followed by the driver training, after lunch there will be 3 different test layouts which will be based on your skills gained during the morning.

The 3 tests will be timed to 1/10th of a second and you will have 3 runs at each test, the fastest run on each will count towards the final results.There will be experienced instructors to look after you, encourage you and most importantly ensure you have fun enjoying this Grassroots Motorsport.

We will have our 2 Club cars available to use or you can drive your own car, the choice is entirely up to you.

I look forward to meeting you on the day and I am confident you will have a great day.

Attached is a copy of the event Regulations which will give more details and times for the Autotest.

Thanks

Bill

 

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