Saturday 28 June 2014

Rally - Bogie leads

David Bogie leads the RSAC Scottish Rally after 4 stages with an 11 second lead over Euan Thorburn.

"I'm committed, but still making mistakes," said David, "this car requires a completely different driving style, but I'm pleased with how quickly I'm getting to grips with it. It's on the rev limiter all the time!"

Thorburn is nearly a minute clear of third placed Quintin Milne: "I fluffed the start on the first stage," said Euan, "then got a rear opuncture with a mile and half to go in the second but that only cost me a couple of seconds to David. And Stage 3, I just didn't get into it all. That was my fault."

Milne is pleased with third given the level of opposition on this Scottish Championship counter: "I stalled it a couple of times on the first two stages," said Quintin, "but Stage 3 was better although the dash display disappeared and I had no speed, revs or gear display!"

Mike Faulkner is fourth in the Lancer from Jock Armstrong but the Subaru has an electrical fault and it keeps cutting out. Barry Groundwater rounds off the top six in his Lancer.

Steven Clark had been third after two stages but  a broken driveshaft has dropped him back and Mark McCulloch has cowped the Subaru.

But the big problem today is stoor, and just like a famous lager, Scottish stoor reaches the more intimate parts that English dust doesn't reach. It's not a shower the crews will need tonight, it's a pressure washer.

Leaderboard after 4 (of 7) stages:
1, David Bogie, 26m 07.1s
2, Euan Thorburn, 26m 18.1s
3, Quintin Milne, 27m 16.9s
4, Mike Faulkner, 27m 34.1s
5, Jock Armstrong, 27m 42.7s
6, Barry Groundwater, 27m 58.0s
7, Rory Young, 28m 05.5s
8, Steven Clark, 28m 08.5s
9, Dougal Brown, 28m 21.8s
10, Bruce McCombie, 28m 43.0s

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