Rallying: Fourth straight title a cert for David Bogie after home win
Triple Scottish rally champion David Bogie all but wrapped up his fourth successive title when he won his home event, the Dumfries-based Scottish Rally, at the weekend.
The 24-year-old, co-driven by Hawick’s Kevin Rae in their all-conquering Mitsubishi Evo IX, led the 80th anniversary RSAC Scottish Rally from start to finish. It was their fourth rally win this season.
The talented young Scot finished 50 seconds ahead of the Ford Focus World Rally Car driven by Euan Thorburn from Duns, who had fought back from ninth position to runner-up.
Bogie, at the end of a day which had been punctuated by heavy showers making the front stages treacherously slippery, admitted he’d been made to work hard.
“We had a really good run through the first stage and we just kept up the pace throughout the rest of the day,” Bogie explained.
“But the competition has been hot all day. The stages were difficult – they were very slippery – and it was easy to make a mistake.
“We visited a couple of ditches ourselves, so it wasn’t plain sailing by any means.
“But the result makes up for last year when we got a puncture almost within sight of the finish. To win your home rally on these stages, it’s first class.”
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