Named after the famous Scottish Formula 1 racing driver is held across 24 hours and runs both daylight and nighttime stages.

In total, the 2024 event covered 139 competitive kilometres that was somewhat dominated by the Irish.

Winner of the rally, and taking full national championship points, was Keith Cronin, who took his first BRC win in a couple of years.

His victory means it’s three different winners from the opening three rounds of the season.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said a visibly delighted Cronin.

“The first two rounds didn’t go our way, unfortunately, but championships are long. This win gives us a fighting chance again, but it’s still a long championship.

Unmoved from second for the entirety of the year is William Creighton, whose second place in Scotland now gives him the series lead.

Local driver Garry Pearson finished third in the BRC standings.

Rally winner, Keith Cronin.

McRae’s fourth position meant it was three Fords in the top four of the BRC – a continuation of a strong start for M-Sport built cars.

“The roads were fantastic and so was the support. It was a special place to compete as a Scot,” McRae said.

“Starting on a Friday afternoon and going into the darkness was really cool. There’s something very special about getting out there with the lamp pod on and tearing up the lanes in the pitch black. I loved it.

“The atmosphere out on the stages has been fantastic – coming down to the watersplash in Langton Mill is a real highlight. Thanks to all the spectators out there, and, of course, to M-Sport for the support.

“Fourth place among the championship crews brings us good points, but I think the main aim here was seat time and building confidence. Cameron [Fair, co-driver] and I have done that.”

The next round of the British Rally Championship is in August when the Grampian Forest Rally also takes place in Scotland.

McRae's Ford Fiesta Rally2.

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Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.
Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.

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