Oct 7 2011 by Andrew Burns, Dumfries Standard Friday
DUMFRIES rally hero David Bogie is looking for more success this weekend as he gears up for the RACMSA Rally of Scotland.
The 24-year-old was the highest placed Group N finisher last year when taking fourth place overall.
Ahead of the event which runs from today until Sunday, he said: “There are 18 S2000 cars on the entry list, so it’s one heck of a line-up.
“As the entry is so much stronger this year, it will be much tougher to finish as high as that again.
“We can’t expect to be on the S2000 pace but if we can beat a couple of them and finish as the top production car I’d be more than happy.
“I would love to have had a chance to join the S2000 field but we don’t have the budget so it’s up to us to do the very best job we can with the Mitsubishi.
“That’s our objective.”
More importantly than the final result, this is a chance for Bogie to impress those international manufacturers and teams contesting Scotland’s premier motor sport event.
“With so many people now following the IRC, it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase what I can do,” he said.
“I would love to do more international events like this and a good performance in Scotland will be a step in the right direction.
“The stages are unbelievable and some of the best in the world. So being Scottish and rallying against the IRC competitors on home ground is just about as good as it gets.
“I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
l David also took part in a promotional auto test event this week with the aid of Dumfries-based Border Cars.
The company supplied David with a Suzuki Swift Sport and the fuel to carry out the event as part of Scottish Motorsport Festival week.
General manager Richard Pardoe said: “Border Cars felt that it would be good to support David with this venture to highlight his recent success and to help him support the Scottish Motorsport Festival week.
“This is the first time that we have worked with David and we are hopeful of continuing this again in the future.”