The penultimate round of the national Scottish Rally Championship gets under way tomorrow as crews gather in Wigtown tonight for pre-rally Scrutineering and Signing-On. The ProTune Remapping Merrick Stages Rally is scheduled to start from the county town square at 8.30 in the morning.
If you’re up early enough, pop along to the Town Hall in the morning where the organisers will be handing out Spectator Guides and Entry Lists, or if you’ve nothing better to do tonight, give the pub a miss and go and soak up the automotive culture instead.
Apart from the sheer spectacle of cars in the woods, there’s a few things to look out for tomorrow, a resumption of that epic struggle between the closely matched Euan Thorburn and Mike Faulkner on the Speyside, and similarly, an equally tense and exciting duel in prospect between Robbie Head and Phillip Morrow.
Add in the appearance of a few more star names from ‘across the water’, like Jonathan Greer and Liam Regan, and we could be in for treat.
Steve Bannister gets things under way as the Historic cars will be setting off before the main field, so don’t dare miss the Malton Missile in Glentrool. Oh, and by the way, take an umbrella if you believe in weather forecasts.
As for me, I have plans to put some news up on this Blog site during the course of the day - but only if I can get a mobile signal at the Service Area mid-forest. I'm told there is a signal there - but it might just be a 'merrickle' if it works. Oh, please yourselves.