Fans who are unable to make it to the forests of Stirlingshire and Perthshire to catch the action in person on this year’s Rally of Scotland will still be able to tune in to see and hear the live action.
Live TV and on-line coverage
Top TV sports broadcaster Eurosport has announced timings for its coverage of this weekend’s (7-9 October) RACMSA Rally of Scotland that will be beamed live on television and on-line to a worldwide audience.
The event is the crucial penultimate round of this year’s globetrotting Intercontinental Rally Challenge and is being held on high-speed gravel stages through the forests of Perthshire and Stirlingshire.
Saturday’s Errochty 1 (12.00pm) and Errochty 2 (5.30pm) stages near Calvine in Perthshire’s Tummel Forest and Sunday’s High Corrie 1 (11.00am) and the High Corrie 1 (1.45pm) stage in Stirlingshire’s Loch Ard Forest will each receive an hour’s live coverage.
Errochty 1 and 2 plus High Corrie 1 will be shown on Eurosport’s TV channels as well as on-line via the Eurosport Player http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk. Eurosport Player will then take over for another hour of live coverage of High Corrie 2 from 1.45pm. High Corrie could have a major bearing on the outcome of the result and the IRC title race – at 26km, it is one of longest and most daunting stages of the entire calendar and falls literally within sight of the Rally of Scotland finishing ramp later on Sunday afternoon in the grounds of Scone Palace near Perth.
Eurosport’s live coverage from Rally of Scotland will be further backed up with comprehensive replays and round-up highlights on Sunday evening. Its provisional timetable is:
Saturday 8 October (Perthshire)
LIVE Midday-1.00pm, Errochty 1 (Eurosport, British Eurosport 1 & Eurosport Player)
LIVE 5.30pm-6.00pm, Errochty 2 (Eurosport, British Eurosport 2 & Eurosport Player)
Sunday 9 October (Stirlingshire)
LIVE 11.00am-midday, High Corrie 1 (Eurosport &Eurosport Player)
LIVE 1.45pm-2.45pm, High Corrie 2 (Eurosport Player)
Highlights 9.45pm-10.30pm, High Corrie 2 (Eurosport & Eurosport Player)
Highlights 10.30pm-11.15pm, High Corrie 2 (British Eurosport 2 & Eurosport Player)
Tuesday 11 October
Rally Review 11.30pm-midnight (Eurosport, British Eurosport 1 & Eurosport Player)
Wednesday 12 October
Rally Review Midday-1.00pm (Eurosport 2 & Eurosport Player)
Rally Review 4.15pm-4.45pm (British Eurosport 2 & Eurosport Player)
Note: all times given are UK
Tune in to Rally Radio by iRally
Rally Radio by iRally will be live throughout all three days of Rally of Scotland, covering all the stages. Julian Porter presents the programme direct from Scotland with Colin Clark, Lisa O’Sullivan and Chris Rawes at the stage ends and Mark Jones producing.
Rally Radio can be heard on the official http://www.ircseries.com and http://www.rallyofscotland.com websites as well as through many of the IRC rally websites and http://www.rallyradio.com. It can also be heard on iTunes and, of course, iRally, the free independent rally App for the iPhone, iPad and Android.
Rally Radio will be live from Scotland at the following times:
Friday (7 Oct) 7.00pm-9.00pm
Saturday (8 Oct) 8.45am-8.00pm
Sunday (9 Oct) 8.15am-6.00pm