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All events on Scottish Rally Championship calendar cancelled


By Staff Reporter

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Organisers of the Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) have taken the decision to cancel this year’s championship as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.

Keir Beaton is the first Star Driver Award winner of the Scottish Rally Championship season for his performance in the Snowman Rally. Image: West Coast Photos
Keir Beaton is the first Star Driver Award winner of the Scottish Rally Championship season for his performance in the Snowman Rally. Image: West Coast Photos

Four events – the McDonald and Munro Speyside Stages, Jim Clark Reivers Rally, RSAC Scottish Rally and Grampian Forest Rally – have all been cancelled due to the global health warning.

That leaves the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally as the only event to go ahead in 2020, and means defending champions Euan Thomson and Inverness co-driver Paul Beaton will remain as champions despite electing not to compete in this year’s competition.

“We apologise to all competitors, sponsors and fans who will all be affected by this difficult decision but given the circumstances it was the only responsible one we could make,” explained SRC Chairman Gordon Adam.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to spread and apply pressure to our national health service, and with half the calendar now called off it would simply make no sense to continue with the 2020 SRC and potentially put people’s lives at risk.

“As an organising team our attentions have already turned to 2021 where we aim to deliver the best championship possible.”

All competitors will be refunded their registration fee in full.

Championship points from the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally are now void but the result of the rally – which included a star driver prize for Keir Beaton, brother of Paul – still stands.



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