EcoRally Scotland – 11 June 2023

The Scottish Motor Racing Club are delighted to announce the launch of EcoRally Scotland, which will take place on Sunday 11th June 2023.

The first event of its kind in the UK, EcoRally Scotland intends to provide a great adventure for Electric Vehicle owners in Scotland.

The event is exclusively for road going electric vehicles and will run in a ‘regularity rally’ format. The event starts and finishes at the beautiful 16th Century Thirlestane Castle, in Lauder, and consists of a stunning road route of just over 100 miles, taking in the spectacular scenery and picturesque villages around the Scottish Borders, with a leisurely lunch break along the way.

EcoRally Scotland is aimed at anyone with, or with access to, an Electric Vehicle and whilst it is a competition, no prior motorsport experience is required to take part.

As a navigational rally, details of the route will only be provided at the start of the event, with an emphasis placed on successful navigation during the day, with each entrant being required to report to various checkpoints at a specified time. Along the route there will be defined ‘regularity sections’ where drivers will be scored in their ability to maintain an average speed. Think of it as orienteering in your electric car!

Each car must consist of a Driver and Navigator, additional passengers are not permitted. As a Motorsport UK permitted event, both the Driver and Passenger will require a Motorsport UK ‘RS Clubman’ licence, which can be applied for free of charge via the Motorsport UK website https://www.motorsportuk.org/competitors/rs-clubman-licence/


Entries for the event will be launched very soon. In the meantime, if you would like to take part in the first ever EcoRally Scotland, please visit the link below for some further information and to register your interest!


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Steve Burns

Steve is our Discipline Representative for Race.

He began marshalling in 1994 at the age of 16, joining his local Committee in 1996 and has been working in Motorsport organisation since 1999. He is currently Competitions Director for the Scottish Motor Racing Club and Senior Clerk of the Course at Knockhill Racing Circuit. As a licenced Race & Speed Clerk of the Course and Steward, Steve regularly officiates both in the UK and Internationally as a Race Director and Steward. He is Chairman of the Association of British Motor Racing Clubs and a member of the Motorsport UK Clerks and Stewards Advisory Group. Steve has also competed in both race and stage rally disciplines and holds a Grade A ARDS & BARS Instructor licence in addition to being licenced by Motorsport UK as a Driver Coach and Safeguarding Officer.