In just three years the RACMSA Rally of Scotland, which takes place in Perth & Kinross and Stirling, has established itself as one of the world's most respected motor rallies. Alongside the sporting spectacle, the event has showcased Scotland's stunning landscape, iconic monuments and fascinating history to a global audience thanks to live television coverage via leading sports broadcaster Eurosport.
However, following some scheduling challenges, organiser International Motor Sports (IMS) has confirmed that the Rally of Scotland, a round of the high-profile Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will take a break in 2012.
The Rally of Scotland has run three times to date - in 2009, 2010 and 2011 - as a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). Supported by national events agency EventScotland, Stirling and Perth & Kinross councils and Forestry Commission Scotland, it has quickly become a favourite fixture for many of the world-class rally drivers who have competed on it as well as thousands of visiting motor sport fans.