Af­ter Wales Rally GB Na­tional Rally vic­tory, Gallacher claims a cir­cuit race win at Knock­hill

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An­drew Gallacher cel­e­brated an un­likely dou­ble vic­tory last week­end, win­ning the Wales Rally GB Na­tional Rally be­fore adding a cir­cuit rac­ing suc­cess at Knock­hill the next day.

The Ford Fo­cus WRC driver and nav­i­ga­tor Jane Ni­col held off R5 com­pe­ti­tion in the form of John Wink’s Hyundai i20 to win the rally by over a minute.

By re­turn­ing to a Fri­day and Satur­day sched­ule, it left Gallacher free to en­ter the one day Scot­tish Mo­tor Rac­ing Club sea­son fi­nale meet­ing at Knock­hill on the Sun­day in a Mit­subishi Lancer E9.

“We’re back up the road be­cause I’m rac­ing at Knock­hill in an Evo for the Scot­tish Sa­loon and Sports Car Cham­pi­onship,” he said af­ter his rally tri­umph.

“We’re driv­ing up, it’s only four and a half hours to Kilmarnock and then we’re across to the cir­cuit.”

He might have swapped coun­tries and dis­ci­plines, but the suc­cess car­ried over.

Gallacher qual­i­fied his Lancer in fourth, 0.6s off pole. He fin­ished sec­ond in the first race, three sec­onds off Andy For­rest. But in race two Gallacher was 20s clear in front.

Gallacher had a busy week­end

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