Euan Thorburn claimed his third Scottish Rally Championship title on Saturday alongside co-driver Paul Beaton, despite the weather conditions.

The Duns-born driver battled to claim a gutsy victory in the Grampian Forest in Aberdeenshire – handing him the title in the process, and with two races to spare.

The KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship compromises of seven events, and this year’s competition started in Inverness back in February and will conclude in Aviemore in November.

The victory was secured with a 27 second gap back to the second-place pairing of Jock Armstrong and Kirsty Riddick – a win that makes it four out of five stage wins, as well as nine for the season.

Thorburn, who is from the same town as racing legend Jim Clark, was crowned Scottish Rally Champion back in 2014, and again in 2017.

Next on the agenda for the pair will be the 2019 BTRDA rally series where Thorburn leads, again with two stages of the competition to go.

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