Round 5: RSAC Scottish Rally, 28 June
David Bogie chalked up a debut win in his new Ford Fiesta R5+ on Saturday's RSAC Scottish Rally.
The Dumfries driver, with Kevin Rae navigating, was fastest through five of the seven stages, finishing just three and a half seconds ahead of last year's winners Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton. Jock Armstrong, co-driven by Paula Swinscoe, took the final podium spot in his Subaru Impreza.
Bogie said: “It was a real learning experience – adapting my driving style, my braking lines, everything. Euan took five seconds off us on the second last stage which I think shows that when you get up to the high speed stuff the 1600 can't really compete with the Focus, that's when you start to notice the difference.”
Results1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae (Ford Fiesta R5+) 41min33.8sec2 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton (Ford Focus WRC) 41m37.3s3 Jock Armstrong / Paula Swinscoe (Subaru Impreza) 43m46.4s
Provisional championship standings1 Euan Thorburn – 110 points2 Barry Groundwater – 993 David Bogie – 86