scot­tish rally axed over in­sur­ance dis­pute

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A Scot­tish rally that fea­tures plenty of clas­sics on its en­try list has been forced to close due to ‘in­sur­mount­able in­sur­ance is­sues’.

It is the first time that the Mull Rally, sched­uled for 13-15 Oc­to­ber, hasn’t hap­pened since 1990. It was deemed ‘unin­sur­able’ be­cause Scot­land has yet to bring in Par­lia­men­tary closed road event changes that were ap­proved in April. Or­gan­is­ers be­lieve a de­ci­sion on whether the Scot­tish govern­ment will adopt the leg­is­la­tion de­pends on the con­clu­sion of a Fa­tal Ac­ci­dent In­quiry into the Jim Clark and Snow­man ral­lies.

Plans are un­der­way to cre­ate a 60-mile for­est-based re­place­ment to avoid can­cel­la­tions for those who have al­ready booked B&Bs and fer­ries.

Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (MSA) chief ex­ec­u­tive, Rob Jones, said that the Mull Rally runs un­der a pri­vate Act of Par­lia­ment, and that agree­ments with in­sur­ance bro­kers had been sought.

He says: ‘It has emerged that the pri­vate closed road leg­is­la­tion raises very sig­nif­i­cant in­sur­ance chal­lenges for Mull this year, which was first thought to render the Mull Rally unin­sur­able.’

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