Mac­crone re­turns to SRC for the Grampian

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John Mac­crone will re­turn to the Scot­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship for the Grampian Rally on Au­gust 13.

The Ford Fi­esta R5 driver was forced to miss the RSAC Scot­tish Rally due to a lack of bud­get, but will re­turn after four months out with Aus­tralian Rhi­anon Gel­somino co-driv­ing the Msl-pre­pared car.

“I’ve done the Gran­ite City a cou­ple of times and I know the stages are quite sim­i­lar,” said Mac­crone. “There’s a 16-miler for the Grampian which should be good, nice to sink your teeth into it. I can’t wait, it’s an awe­some car to drive I just wish I could drive it more of­ten.”

The Grampian Rally, a new event to the Scot­tish Rally cham­pi­onship, is based in Aberdeen­shire and will get un­der­way from the pic­turesque Crathes Cas­tle.

It’s the penul­ti­mate round of the cham­pi­onship and Garry Pear­son could be crowned cham­pion in his first year driv­ing a Fi­esta R5.

The Duns driver leads Jock Arm­strong but will seal the ti­tle with a win on ei­ther of the fi­nal two rounds. The Gal­loway Hills Rally is the fi­nal round of the se­ries on Septem­ber 10.

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