Stevie Brown will showcase the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge at the finale of this year’s IRC Rally of Scotland at Scone Palace this Sunday. Stevie, who will drive a Nissan Micra which has been prepared for the challenge around the spectator special stage in front of the world’s media and thousands of rally fans.
“The Junior 1000 Challenge is a fantastic initiative to introduce young people in to motorsport, and provides a safe and affordable platform for them to develop their skills” explained Stevie. He continues, “The series has already uncovered some exceptional young talents, and it’s going to be exciting to see their careers develop.”
The Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge is open to 14 to 17 year-olds, and sees them compete in events based in a single venue where it is not necessary to drive on the public roads. The cars remain largely standard with a selection of safety modifications, ensuring the series remains safe and affordable.
Stevie is no stranger to low powered front-wheel-drive rally cars, having started his career in a Vauxhall Nova. “By driving a low powered car it very quickly teaches you the dynamics of how it behaves and how to drive the car to get the most out of it” said Stevie. A theory Brown quickly put into practice in his first year of rallying contesting the Scottish Rally Championship, when he was crowned the 1600 Scottish Rally Champion, beating a host of more experienced drivers in more powerful cars.
Stevie will drive through the stage twice ahead of the main rally this Sunday at 4pm at Scone Palace. More information is available about the event on http://www.msaevents.co.uk/rallyofscotland/index.php
Additional information on the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge is available on www.ecosse205challenge.co.uk
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