Ewan Tindall will adopt a cautious approach to this weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally – and with good reason.
For the 2300 Club’s John Easson Award winner, it is the first time on gravel in his new Fiesta R2T, and his first attempt at the event.
Tindall adopted a similar approach last month on the Argyll Rally, and that produced a stunning result, with a first in class, first FWD and first in the Scottish Junior Championship.
“We’re looking forward to getting back in the forests. The weather is looking quite hot and dry at the moment so could be a hot and dusty day in the car,” said Ewan, who will be co-driven by Andrew Roughead.
“With the 2WD cars running first on road, the stages should be nice and clean. It’s our first time with this car on gravel, so I’m intrigued to see what it can do, hopefully it will feel as good as it did on the asphalt.
“The stages are all around 10 miles, so there’s good bit of distance to get stuck into, but I think it will be key to learn the car, then see if we can pick up the pace as the day goes on.”
Seeded at car 92, Ewan and Andrew join around 140 other crews for 44 miles of classic forest stages in Dumfries and Galloway.
Run for the first time since 2019 due to Covid, the rally has attracted its biggest entry since 1977.
It is also a round of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship, MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series and Mixed Surface Challenge.
*Ewan Tindall would like to thank the 2300 Club, Duo Media UK, Royal Purple, Rallytech, MRF Motorsport Tyres, and Team Valley MOT.