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100 rally crews head for Border Counties Rally

More than 100 rally crews are arriving in Jedburgh for the second round of the Scottish Rally Championship.

The Border Counties rally takes place in and around the forests of Kielder in the Scottish Borders.

Dumfries driver David Bogie will be battling against Euan Thorburn from Duns for the overall honours.

Both drivers are competing in Ford Focus World Rally Cars around the 40 stage miles of the rally.

Dumfries rally champ takes victory in Aberdeen

Kevin Rae (L) and David Bogie (R) at the finish of the Granite City Rally Credit: ITV News Border

The current four times Scottish rally champions, David Bogie and Kevin Rae, drove their way to victory at the Granite City Rally on Saturday (20th April).

The Aberdeen based rally was the second round of the Scottish Rally Championship, and taking overall honours means the crew now sit at the top of the table.

The event was the third outing for the 25-year-old from Dumfries in his Ford Focus World Rally Car, and he says he is now feeling more comfortable with his new wheels.

David said:

"It was great to hold on to the trophy from last year, and feels good to be back on top. The car worked very well for us and feels like it's all coming together now. The last two stages were awesome.

"Kev done a brilliant job on the notes as always. I'm looking forward to the Jim Clark rally next month as it will be my first event on tarmac in the new car."

Aspatria's Mike Faulkner missed out on second place by just one second, after Chris Collie from Aberdeen pulled off his best drive to date.

Borders driver Euan Thorburn and Castle Douglas driver Jock Armstrong, both retired after suffering technical problems.


'Season opener will be tough' says Bogie

David Bogie from Dumfries is preparing for the first round of the Scottish Rally Championship in Inverness tomorrow.

The 25-year-old four times Scottish and British champion will be debuting his new Ford Focus World Rally Car on the 'Snowman' rally.

He has admitted that it will take a while to to get used to the car, and said he will face stiff competition from Duns driver Euan Thorburn, and Castle Douglas driver Jock Armstrong:

To follow the progress of the Snowman rally throughout the day visit the Snowman rally website.

Exclusive: Bogie unveils new car

David Bogie's new Ford Focus World Rally Car Credit: ITV Border

ITV Border has been given an exclusive look at David Bogie's new Ford Focus World Rally Car, which he will use to contest the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship.

The first round of the championship kicks off in Inverness this Saturday (16th February).

David will contest the first round of the Scottish Rally Championship on Saturday (16th February) Credit: ITV Border
The Ford Focus World Rally Car was previously owned by Colin McRae Credit: ITV Border


Rally champ to focus on new car

David Bogie's new Ford Focus World Rally Car, and his old Mitsubishi Evo 9 Credit: ITV Border

David Bogie has been showing off his new wheels, ahead of the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship.

The 25-year-old driver from Dumfries retired his Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the end of 2012, after powering it to six championship titles over five seasons.

David Bogie Credit: ITV Border

He will be driving his new Ford Focus World Rally Car on the opening round of the championship on Saturday (16th February).

The car is left-hand-drive and more technically advanced than his old car.

He said:

"We've had a limited amount of testing in the new car, so the first rally will be a big learning curve.

"The left-hand-drive will take a bit of getting used to, and with a lot of strong competitors this year, it looks like it's going to be a great battle."

Dumfries rally champion aims to make history

David Bogie with co-driver Kevin Rae Credit: David Bogie

Rallying sensation David Bogie, from Dumfries, is aiming to make history by becoming the first driver ever to win the Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) five times.

The 25-year-old and his co-driver Kevin Rae, from Hawick, have already made history by becmong the first crew to win the Scottish and British Rally Championships simultaneously.

The pair are competing in the first round of the SRC on 16th February, where they will be debuting a new car- a Ford Focus World Rally Car.

He is exclusively unveiling his new ex-Colin McRae car to ITV Border today, with the hope that it will bring him as much luck as his old wheels.

David won six championships in his trusted red Mitsubishi Evo 9, but retired it at the end of the 2012 season.