• Rally Radio by iRally adds to access & exposure
• Drivers & cars just hours away from final shakedown test
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 www.eurosport.com or 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)
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 through the www.ircseries.com website, though the Rally of Scotland website, though many of the IRC Series rally websites, and on www.rallyradio.com. It can also be heard on iTunes, and of course on 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
Clock counting down to start of 2011 Rally of Scotland
The IRC's star drivers, teams and cars and an ever-increasing number of number of regional, national and overseas media are already at Rally HQ (Perth Airport) revving up for the start of the 2011 RACMSA Rally of Scotland. Later today (Thurs 6 Oct) between 4.40pm-7.30pm the IRC drivers will give their cars a final run during the official 'shakedown' session on a specially designated gravel stage nearby prior to the start of the event at 7.00pm tomorrow at Stirling Castle.
From there they will head straight into their first two competitive timed stages in the dark in nearby Carron Valley. Competitive stages in the forests of Perthshire (Saturday) and Stirlingshire (Sunday) follow prior to the event finishing at Scone Palace near Perth on Sunday afternoon. Saturday's timetable will also see the IRC's cars head into Perth City Centre for a 'Re-group' in front of the public at 1.30pm.
For a full event timetable see the Spectators section of the rallyofscotland.com website.