Scottish rally champion salutes Borders crowds

Jock Armstrong's car. Credit: ITV Border

Scottish Rally Champion Jock Armstrong has thanked the thousands of fans who turned out to watch the Border Counties Rally this weekend.

Armstrong, from Castle Douglas, retained his title in the Scottish Rally Championship, while Fredrik Ahlin and co-driver Torstein Eriksen won the Borders stage of the British Rally Championship.

There's a lot of people there and you could see some areas where there's masses of crowds there today. So along with the British Championship you knew it would pull a lot of numbers in so it's very good for the area and the community.

– Jock Armstrong