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.
"This season we're going to start with the Wyedean stages which is the first round of the BTRDA Championship, it's an event i've not done since 2006, then we're going to move onto the snowman rally, based in Inverness, which is the first round of the Scottish championship."
The 40th Galloway Hills Rally takes place this weekend and almost 80 crews have entered the Castle Douglas based event.
Organisers wanted to do something a a bit different to mark the anniversary, so they decided to build a "super special" stage.
The 1.5 mile stage has been built at Auchenlosh Quarry near Dalbeattie, and features jumps, a bridge and a water splash.
Event organiser Barbara Armstrong says it will give spectators a good view of the action.
"The spectator area sits up high so everyone can see the cars going round the 1.5 mile circuit. We have toilet facilities, car parking and catering so its a great chance to get the whole family involved and let's people get close to the action whilst still being safe."
– Barbara Armstrong, Event Organiser
The rally has also been included in the Scottish Rally Championship for the first time ever, and makes up the final round.
Dumfries driver David Bogie won the championship on the last round, but there are still many class battles to be decided.
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. "