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Dumfries rally driver David Bogie has had the perfect start to his 2014 season, by winning the Wyedean Rally. The 26-year-old, partnered by Hawick's Kevin Rae, won the rally by over a minute.The team set a blistering pace throughout the day and were fastest through every stage.
The event was the first round of the BTRDA championship. The pair will now be confident going into next weekend's 'Snowman' rally, which is the opening round of the Scottish Rally Championship.
David Bogie explains the differences between his current Ford Focus World Rally Car and the new Fiesta R5 car which he will be driving from May:
The Managing Director of M-Sport, Malcolm Wilson, has been talking to ITV Border about the new R5 car, what hopes he has for Dumfries driver David Bogie and why he thinks rallying is back on track:
Scottish rally champion David Bogie has been testing his rally car in preparation for the new season, which starts tomorrow.
He has been speaking exclusively to our reporter Lori Carnochan, and has an excitement announcement to make:
David Bogie is preparing for his first round of the new season.
The Dumfries rally driver and five times Scottish champion has been testing his Ford Focus World Rally Car before the first event of the year.
David and co-driver Kevin Rae, from Hawick, haven't competed in the car since last October, and the weather has made it difficult for them to get much testing done.
David said: "We had a test earlier on in the week and there was a lot of snow and ice, which isn't ideal, but it will probably have been the same for everyone. I'm happy with the car set-up and really looking forward to getting back out on the stages."
David and Kevin were the first team in history to win both the Scottish and British rally championships in the same year back in 2011.
The team will kick-off their 2014 season in Chepstowe on Saturday, for the first round of the BTRDA championship.
Next weekend they will make the five hour journey north to Inverness to begin their assault on the Scottish championship.
Kevin Rae said: "I would love to win another Scottish championship. Seven years ago when i first sat next to David i could never have dreamt of getting to where we are today. To have won seven championships in six years is incredible, and i hope it continues."
Dumfries rally driver David Bogie is preparing for the new season.
The five times Scottish champion has been testing his Ford Focus World Rally Car before the first event of the year.
The 26-year-old broke all records last year when he won a fifth consecutive Scottish title, which has never been done before.