RALLY ace Euan Thorburn features talked of their pleasure after becoming crowned Scottish winner for an additional time.
The Ford Fiesta R5 motorist, from Duns, secured 2nd devote the Grampian woodland Rally final week-end, that has been adequate to make the SRC subject with one round going.
So while Skoda Fabia R5 motorist David Bogie, with Kevin Rae regarding the records, took a commanding victory, winning all six phases within the Aberdeenshire competition, it absolutely was 2014 SRC winner Thorburn and co-driver Paul Beaton who’d the greatest smiles in the finish.
After protecting champs Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe completed 3rd inside their Subaru Impreza, Thorburn stated: “This seems very good, we’re dual champions today. Initial one ended up being unique, we worked quite difficult for this, but this 1 is simply as nice. I’m delighted.
“Jock is a period regular whom know the phases along with anyone, therefore we knew we’d be up against it this season, but obviously pleased to possess taken the tournament. The speed within the SRC is appropriate up there – always is in the sharp end – so it is extra-special to win it.”
Armstrong, who was simply chasing after a 3rd successive subject, stated: “Well done, Euan. It’s a good outcome for him. it is never ever the most effective experience to reduce away but I’ve won this tournament before and drove very well now so i could be pleased.”
Meanwhile, the SRC John Horton celebrity Driver Award decided to go to 2WD Vauxhall Corsa motorist Angus Lawrie, which won their course. He’ll join six various other motorists in an end-of-season shoot-out for a supported entry at a European occasion at the conclusion of the entire year.
The SRC finale is the Galloway Hills Rally on September 9, with a lot of courses nevertheless becoming determined.