The world of rallying is gearing up for one of the biggest celebrations since Colin McRae became Britain’s first World Rally Champion in 1995. The event, will not only commemorate Colin becoming the youngest ever World Rally Champion but also recognise and celebrate the achievements of Jimmy McRae, Alister and 3rd generation rising star Max McRae. Taking centre stage over the weekend will be the second running of the invitational McRae Rally Challenge supported by Beatson's Building Supplies and Event Scotland, last run at Knockhill in 2015.
The McRae Rally Challenge will incorporate a huge variety of rally attractions, combining static displays with dramatic on-stage rally action. The McRae Rally Challenge event is a special invitational for 50 leading national and international rally crews, which will feature two one-day single venue rallies, a Junior rally event and will also see the newly named "McRae's Corner" in use for the very first time. An eagerly awaited feature will be the “Battle of the McRae’s” as three generations of the McRae family compete head-to-head to determine who is the fastest!
World Champions will be present, and competing too, and the first star name on the entry list is non other than Sir Chris Hoy, the six time gold medalist, who will be making his rally debut.
Another star in attendance is non other than Red Bull backed WRC star Elfyn Evans, the Toyota works driver who will be making a guest appearance (Sunday 3rd only), who will be driving a selection of classic Toyota's and no doubt cheering on his father Gwyndaf who is competing in his own Mk2 Escort. In addition, World Ladies Rally Champions Louise Aitken-Walker and co-driver Tina Thorner will be taking part in the parade of champions in a car she previously competed in.