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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.

Jim Clark Rally Friday 30th May - Sunday 1st June 

It’s now just over 3 weeks until the 2014 Jim Clark Rally! (Quite a scary thought when you see my still to do list!)

If you haven’t yet been in touch to offer your services as a marshal in any discipline it would be great to hear from you. There are spaces for marshals in all disciplines, so whether your preference is timing, in-stage, service, pc’s or radio we would love to hear from you.

There are a couple of ways you can volunteer;

Former Member Succumbs to Accident at Hockenheim  

Al Fleming a former member of GMSC died in an accident at Hockenheim on Friday 11th April while testing his Lotus Elan. Al competed in autotests with a Mini Traveller and Autocross in an ex works 4 wheel drive Capri before concetrating on circuit racing.

He was a great character and will be sadly missed, all at GMSC extend their sympathy to Val, Nick and his family.

2014 Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest 

The Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest took place at Knockhill on 20th April, due to date clashes and a junior rally running on the same day, there were only 7 entries ranging from a lightweight metro to a Micra. Jim Wilson had a very busy week transplanting the engine from the Mini special into the Metro as well as changing the suspension on Elvin Smith's Micra they only finished everything at 8.30 on Saturday night.

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club members had a day of very mixed fortunes at Kames on Sunday the 20th of April.

GMSC members at the DCC INGLISTON STAGES RALLY 2014.  

Well it turned out to be a real mixed bag of a day for the GMSC marshals and signing on crew, who helped out on the day, watching all the GMSC competitors , mostly, enjoying their day.

Firstly comiserations to the DNF brigade , William Halley codriving in the Mk2 which blew the engine and Graeme Rintoul/Jim Rintoul in the Fiesta with noisy big ends!! Better luck next time guys.

Secondly the unfortunates...

Bob Irvine/Scott Irvine in their 205 which was virtually welded back to the scrutineers joy on the start line, well done lads sterling effort. 52nd and 6th in class.

Dean Ross is looking for a Co-Driver 

Dean Ross is looking for a Co-Driver for Scottish Rally Championship events (but not Granite City) and some STRC Events.

Car is a Subaru Impreza 555 B13.

Dean can be reached on 07453 794645 or by e mail: dean.neil.ross@hotmail.com

Best result yet for BBR rally team.  

Local Kinross teenager and Edinburgh College student Blair Brown scored a best result yet of 3rd place in class at the Brick and Steel Border Counties rally last weekend in Jedburgh. The young rally driver who has been awarded the RSAC Motorsport New Talent Scholarship for the second year in a row tackled the five tough stages along with Co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns. The BBR Rally team who are backed by QTS Group fought through Snow, Gravel and Ice to bring back their maiden top three finish.

Extreme Karting CHAS Charity Event  

Well done to Glenrothes Motor Sport Club who took 1st overall on the podium at the Xtreme Karting CHAS Charity Event. 

The TEAM of Richard Stewart, Lewis McDougall, Martin Brown, Carol Van Beusekom,Brodie Balfour and Ian Park would like to thank everyone who sponsored them for the Chas fundraiser.

Starting from 4th on the grid Martin slipped through to 3rd on the first corner and had gained 1st by the time he had done half a lap. The positition was never in doubt as Ian had plotted a team strategy and Carol kept up the honours during her stint. 

MSA seeks tenders for Home Countries Rally Championships 

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has launched individual tender processes for the organisation and promotion of the MSA English, Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Rally Championships from 2015.

In separate Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents the governing body is seeking interested parties to run and promote the championships for a minimum period of five years from 1 January 2015.

The ITT documents are available on the MSA website or via the following links: