Mull Motor Sport Fest’s 2018 Targa Rally and Mornish Time Trial
Another great line-up of motor sport on the traditional Mull Rally weekend, October 13-14, with the Beatson’s Building Supplies Targa Rally and Mornish Rally Time Trial
Cars, crews and spectators are heading to Mull for another great weekend of the best of Scottish motor sports.
The island comes alive with great competitions and craic at the Beatson’s Building Supplies Targa Rally and Mornish Rally Time Trial. The Targa will be on Saturday October 13 and the Time Trial will be the next day on this weekend which is the usual date for the Mull Rally.
‘As you all know, we are again unable to run a closed-road event this year, so we will be putting on a Targa rally and time trial. The events will be a combined effort by the Guardians, Mull Car Club and Saltire Rally Club,’ said Donald Brown, from the Mull Rally Guardians.
‘We are still waiting on the Scottish Government to act, about whether the main event will be back next year.
‘We are delighted that Beatson’s Building Supplies will yet again be supporting the weekend activities,’ he added.
‘There have been some changes to the stages; they are smoother in places this year than they were last year.’
The Mull annual October event has earned a reputation over the years as one of Scottish motor sports favourite weekends, with great camaraderie and sporting action, as popular with islanders as it is with competitors. The traditional Mull Rally weekend has a special place in Scotland’s motor sport calendar and in the hearts of competitors, spectators and islanders.
There are three island cars preparing to take part: Steven and Laura-Anne O’Donnell with their 2002 Mini Cooper; Chris Warden with navigator Ian Mills from Barnoldswick with a 2005 Ford Fiesta and Kevin MacIver with Robin Nicolson from Largs in a Ford Ka.
The Guardians of the Mull Rally came together after the 2300 Club decided to pull out of organising the event in 2010, to keep one of the main events on the island going. The Guardians, with the help of many other people along the way, have managed to make it bigger and better every year.
Steven O’Donnell powering through at last year’s event