Bogie bags Granite victory

Defending Hankook Scottish Rally champ David Bogie continued his domination of this year’s campaign when he won the Granite City Rally. It was the second time this season he’d bagged a maximum points haul.

“I’ve got to be pleased with that,“ the 23-year-old from Dumfries, whose Mitsubishi Evo IX had struggled with a mystery loss of power during last month’s Bulldog International Rally, admitted.

“It was disappointing to start the British Championship with the car sick, but I think, as you can see from our performance in Aberdeen, that we’ve got the problems sorted. Now we can head to the next round of the British this weekend in Carlisle ready to do a decent job.”

After coaxing his Evo through the opening stage “just to make sure everything was ok”, Bogie rattled off fastest times through four of the six stages.

The talented young Scot eventually finished 17secs ahead of the Subaru second-placed Jock Armstrong. The Castle Douglas driver, in turn, was a further 17s ahead of 2009 Granite winner Mike Faulkner’s Evo VI.


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