Dumfries rally driver David Bogie has re-written the history books by winning an unprecedented fifth Scottish Championship.
The 26-year-old, co driven by Kevin Rae from Hawick, won the Colin McRae Stages rally in Perth on Saturday.
Going into the penultimate round of the championship, the Colin McRae stages rally, both David and Duns driver Euan Thorburn had a chance of taking overall honours.
Both drivers set the exact same time on the first stage. Bogie picked up a puncture on the second stage, giving Thorburn a 21 second lead.
On the following two stages, Bogie pulled back a few seconds. On the second last stage he took a further eight seconds off of Thorburn, meaning that only eight seconds separated the drivers going in to the last stage.
Going into the last stage Bogie said:
"This is it, it's all or nothing now. We have to give it everything and then some."
Both drivers were pushed to their limits during the last stage, and Euan picked up a puncture.
David quickly took the lead and he finished the stage 26 seconds quicker than Euan- sealing his place in history.
At the finish line, Bogie said:
"This is unbelievable. To win a fifth Scottish title is unreal. Growing up it was a dream of mine to be Scottish champion one day.
"I picked up a puncture on stage 2 and Euan picked one up on the last stage. That's what happens when you are being pushed to your limits.
"This is my first year in the new car, and to win the championship on only my eighth rally in the car is pretty special. I'm on cloud nine. "
Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams is competing in this weekend's Merrick rally in Newton Stewart.
The 2012 skeleton champion is using the event as her co-driving debut.
Motorsport commentator Tony Jardine is training her to co-drive in the World Rally Championship in November.
She said: “I’ve done my homework on Tony, he is not a professional driver but a very competent amateur and he has the experience with a good finishing record.
"I can trust him to drive well and we can build as a team towards competing together in the final round of the WRC on Wales Rally GB in November.
"The pressure is on to learn the role, and finish national rallies, so that I gain the all important up-grade signatures to achieve international licence status. Without that I won’t have a crack at competing on the world rally stage!”
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Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams will be making her co-driving debut on the Merrick rally at Newton Stewart tomorrow.
The 2010 Skeleton champion is being trained up by motorsport guru Tony Jardine, in preparation for co-driving in the World Rally Championhship in Wales later this year.
In order to qualify as an international co-driver, she has to finish at least three national rallies, and is starting with the Merrick rally this weekend.
She will be competing in a Honda Civic Type-R and will be up against local frontrunners David Bogie and Euan Thorburn.
Talking ahead of the Merrick Stages, Amy Williams said:
“Sometimes I say yes to things without thinking them through! But then I love a challenge, I like living on the edge, testing myself and learning new skills.
“I have enjoyed sitting beside professional rally drivers on high speed rides before, which was thrilling but I haven’t yet competed in a rally.
"I didn’t find anything to frighten or scare me as compared to the intensity, speed and g-forces you feel on the skeleton bobsleigh courses it actually feels a bit slower but none the less challenging – we are still against the stopwatch."