IAIN CAMP­BELL

WALES RALLY GB CLERK OF THE COURSE, BR C MAN­AGER

Motor Sport News - - Insight -

The man’s rise is sim­ply re­mark­able. Wales Rally GB clerk of the course, Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship man­ager, work­ing in the con­sul­ta­tion group to help Scot­land pass vi­tal close­droad leg­is­la­tion. When you add it all to­gether, Iain Camp­bell has be­come a big fish in na­tional mo­tor­sport, very quickly.

Hav­ing com­peted as a co-driver and driver, Camp­bell is acutely aware of what rally folk are like and what they are look­ing for.

That, com­bined with prag­ma­tism, charisma and an abil­ity to an­a­lyse a sit­u­a­tion has con­trib­uted to his seam­less tran­si­tion into a key player.

That has seen his quick rise, from clerk of the course of the Snow­man Rally in 2002, to deputy of Wales Rally GB in 2005, to as­sis­tant clerk of the Jor­dan Rally in 2010. There isn’t much he hasn’t seen.

His stew­ard­ship of Wales Rally GB has been im­pec­ca­ble, and the only mark on the copy book is the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship. But the stum­bling blocks there re­late back to the sport more than Camp­bell, and hopes are high for more en­tries next year af­ter a bril­liantly put-to­gether cal­en­dar was un­veiled.

Hav­ing at­tended his first stage on the Mull Rally at six months, ‘Skun­ner’ as he is known is still a rally fan at heart, and al­ways puts the sport be­fore him­self.

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