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October 2011

News and Event Item

Stevie Brown and new co-driver Keir Beaton will join forces for the first time this weekend as they face one of the most difficult rallies in Europe, the Tunnocks Mull Rally. The formidable asphalt event sees many of the countries top drivers make the short ferry trip to the Scottish West Coast Island of Mull for the 3 day event.

The multi-coloured main street of Tobermory will play host to over 100 teams, as the population of the island doubles for the rally weekend. Brown and Beaton in the motoGF backed Subaru Impreza will tackle 150 miles of fast, narrow, bumpy tarmac lanes lined with jumps and blind crests. “There’s no margin for error in this event at all” explains Stevie. He continues, “There are places where you have a cliff face on one side and a 80 foot drop on the other straight into the ocean, when you combine that challenge with speeds of over 100mph, that’s what makes this event so difficult” says the Neil R Philip Sign Writing supported driver.

“This is the first time Keir and I have competed together, and it’s always going to take a little time for us both to settle in. The last time I did this rally I was driving a Ford Fiesta ST, and this time we’re in the Subaru, so it’s going to be a completely different tempo, and I’ll take a few miles to get settle into driving the car on tarmac” explained the JRRC Fitness backed driver.

The three day event pushes both team and car to the limits, and even the smallest of mistakes can result in disaster, but Stevie feels confident his training with JRRC Fitness will pay off this weekend. “The bit that catches people out is most of the event takes place late at night when your body wants to be sleeping, so your body clock is all messed up. By having a high level of fitness we can maintain concentration for longer without fatigue becoming an issue” explains Stevie.

As over 100 crews line up in the island’s capital Tobermory for the ceremonial start on Friday evening, over 150 miles of unforgiving asphalt roads lined with spectacular jumps lies ahead for the crews. The 2011 Tunnocks Mull Rally promises to provide yet another thrilling battle for honours, and Stevie and Keir will be hoping they can be in the mix of it all.   

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