Wheeler’s Spin – Scotland Awaits
“I’ll soon be heading to Scotland to take on the intense stages of the RSAC Scottish Rally based in Dumfries which takes place on the 25th June. The Scottish Rally is Round 4 of the MSA British Rally Championship; the event is known for being incredibly rough with possibly the roughest forests we see in the UK.
“The stages are filled with huge rocks which can cause big problems for the crews; punctures can also be a issue on this event and, with the gravel surface being hard on the cars, further damage is easily possible. Tyres and suspension take a pounding through these forests; the tyres are destroyed within one Rally even though they are designed specifically for competition use and have been hardened for the gravel surfaces.
“I go into this event second overall in the BRC 3 category and it will be my second time driving the DS3 R3T in competition so the car is still new to me.
“Tyres and suspension take a pounding through these forests; the tyres are destroyed within one Rally” – Chris Wheeler
“After having handling problems on the last Rally we could not push on at all, which cost us an awful lot of time, but now, with the car on form, I feel confident the car will be working with me instead of me fighting against where I want the car to go ”
“The Rally has eight stages covering 65 competitive stage miles, so this is not going to be easy. I need to get the car home and pick up important championship points. The Scottish Rally is one of the hardest events of the season so getting through this event is a must to keep my chances of a championship win alive.
“I have chosen this Rally to be my Joker round meaning wherever I finish I get double the points to improve my tally for the championship fight.