MSA publishes provisional Stage Rally Tyre List 

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has published the provisional Tyre List for special stage rallies held on unsealed surfaces from 1 January 2015.

The move is intended to help reduce the environmental impact of stage rallies on forest roads. The list includes options from the major manufacturers of first generation tyres. Remoulded tyres acceptable from 2015 will be added to the list later this year, which will complete the final list.

To all rally Drivers / Co Drivers!! 

To all rally Drivers / Co Drivers !! I am doing a research paper on rallying which I am doing part of my college course to find out if Psychological Preparation is valued at a clubman/Amateur level.

I have a questionnaire of 5 questions which will only take up 5 minutes of your time all I need is an email address from you the more the better so leave your email address or PM me an email address and I will send you an questionnaire

Thanks as I said the more the better am looking for round about 30 questionnaires to give out minimum.

GMSC Members at the Snowman 

Well Saturday saw a few well known faces at the Rally who were out spectating for the day. 

Frustrating but promising season opener for BBR rally team.  

The opening round of the 2014 ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championships set off in Inverness at the Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman rally last Saturday.  The Snowman rally would also be the first event of the year for Kinross 18 year old Blair Brown, driver of the Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI, backed by QTS Group. Preparations for the rally began early and a test day was complete the week before, allowing Blair and Co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns, to settle into the car ahead of their season opener.

2014 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship Aquarius Rally  

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club played host to the opening round of the 2014 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship on Saturday 1st Feb, with 100 miles of Perth & Kinross lanes on Map 58 to kick off the season. Unfortunately it would be a quieter start to the year than expected, with a disappointing entry of just 5 crews lining up for scrutineering at Kinross Services.

2014 Winter Autotest 

Fourteen competitors braved arctic conditions to make the trip to Knockhill for the 2014 Winter Autotest and were rewarded by steadily improving weather which ended up being quite a pleasant day.

Brodie Balfour brought out the new Aygo only to have a CV joint break on the very first test, but better to happen there than on the first Rally of the season.

  • Volkswagen drivers dominate day one of the Rally Sweden
  • Ogier, Mikkelsen, Latvala – three-way battle at the only all-snow rally of the year
  • Six of seven stage wins go to Wolfsburg

On course for gold, silver and bronze at the rallying world’s Winter Games – Volkswagen ended the first day of the Rally Sweden in first, second and third. Just with their noses in front are Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F).

  • Peugeot joins Ford in signing up to motorsport’s newest and fastest-growing World Championship 
  • Team Peugeot-Hansen to benefit from extensive French and Swedish rallycross expertise
  • Manufacturer looking forward to competing in ‘strategically important markets’ in 2014

Peugeot has followed in the wheel tracks of Ford in becoming the second major manufacturer to commit to the inaugural season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.