Road rallies have made a come-back in Scotland following new government regulations, just in time for Mull Rally’s 50th Anniversary. Fifty years after the first rally car competition in Scotland. The Scottish government has introduced new legislation allowing the sport to once again take place. The route for the Mull Rally has already been approve by Police Scotland in readiness for the race on October 11-13. Also set to return is The Jim Clark Rally on November 8-9.
Closed road rallies have not taken place since the deaths of Iain Provan, 64, Elizabeth Allan, 63, and Len Stern, 71, in 2014. During The Jim Clark Rally. 250 competitors participated in the rally, which took the lives of the three spectators. Having a huge impact on the local and wider communities in Scotland. This tragic loss prompted the Scottish government to conduct a review of Scottish motorsport safety.
Closed Road Motor Rallies
A closed road motor rally is a club-based amateur motor sport which is popular in the UK. Scotland has a proud history in the sport, which has been of great economic benefit to the local areas and enjoyed by spectators from far and wide. The Jim Clark Rally generated in the region of £3.5 million for the Scottish economy.
The good news for Scottish motor sport comes just weeks before the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is set to commence. And once again, the world’s rich and famous will line the glistening streets. And harbours of Monte Carlo to view the prestigious race event. Spectators can enjoy the race on board a yacht. On the terrace of a world-famous five-star hotel or from a prime location at the F1 Paddock Club Monaco. If it’s a VIP experience you’re looking for, then the only question left on everyone’s lips is: Where can I get more information on the F1 Paddock Club in Monaco?
Whether it’s Close Road Motor Rallies or Formula One, motorsport is fun and exciting. Both types of motorsport take place in rural locations and on city streets. Although rally cars are limit to driving speeds of 30mph, Formula One motor cars can reach speeds of up to 235mph. Whilst on different scales, both types of motor sport have this in common. They each create a significant boost to the economy and the number of jobs within local communities.