NA­TIONAL RAL­LY­ING ED­I­TOR “Bo­gey times need to be looked at closely”

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - Tyneside Stages re­port, p27

David Bo­gie will en­ter the Mull Rally for the first time in Oc­to­ber.

The renowned is­land event filled its en­try in less than 15 min­utes af­ter they opened last week.

Five-time Scot­tish cham­pion Bo­gie has never com­peted on the prestigious event but, af­ter win­ning the Na­tional cat­e­gory on the Done­gal Rally, he will again wheel out his Ford Es­cort Mk2 on asphalt.

“I’ve been get­ting stick about not go­ing to Mull for a long time, I’ve al­ways cho­sen Done­gal as my one non-cham­pi­onship event to go and do,” said Bo­gie. “This year we did Done­gal and man­aged to win and the car is in one piece so I thought we might as well give it a go.”

Bo­gie says the out­ing is for fun af­ter the en­joy­ment ex­pe­ri­enced in Ire­land.

Bo­gie said: “I re­ally liked Done­gal and that en­cour­aged us to take the Es­cort out again. With [Ir­ish bench­mark] Frank Kelly go­ing along it’s a chance to com­pete with him head to head.

“It’s a quick pace at the front on Mull. I’ve been across and spec­tated. Cal­lum Duffy is very much on the pace. If I was tak­ing it se­ri­ously I’d take the Skoda Fabia R5 that I use in the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship, but we’re go­ing out for the fun.”

Bo­gie will be joined by Kevin Rae, who’s re­cently taken a step back from the duo’s Bri­tish cham­pi­onship cam­paign due to work com­mit­ments.

John Mac­crone will also com­pete, re­turn­ing to the event where his co-driver Andi Mort died last year. Toy­ota co-driver Dan Bar­ritt will also ap­pear, part­ner­ing Paul Mackin­non.

Bo­gie (be­low) won the na­tional event at Done­gal

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